Lion Brand« Homespun® Thick & Quick®
10 sts + 10 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Alternating rib. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size
specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be
sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what
the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person.
If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller
size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased.
K2, p2 Rib (worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 extra sts)
Row 1: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.
Alternating Rib (worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 extra sts)
Row 1 (RS): *P2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Rows 2-6: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Row 7: *K2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Rows 8-12: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-12 for Alternating Rib.
1. Scarf is worked as a simple rectangle, then stitches are picked up along one edge to make the hood.
2. Pockets are created by simply folding up and seaming the ends of the Scarf.
Cast on 18 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Rows 2 and 3: Purl.
Rows 4 and 5: Knit.
Rows 6 and 7: Purl.
Beginning with Row 1, work in K2, p2 Rib for 30 rows.
Beginning with Row 1, work 12-row rep of Alternating Rib 9 times for a total of 108 rows, then work Rows 1-6 once more for a total of 114 rows.
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 30 rows.
Next 2 Rows: Knit.
Next 2 Rows: Purl.
Next 2 Rows: Knit.
Last Row: Purl.
Fold Scarf in half to find center back. Place markers 10 in. (25.5 cm) from center back on each side to mark the center 20 in. (51 cm).
From RS, pick up and k44 sts evenly spaced between markers.
Knit one WS row.
Row 1 (RS): K3 for Garter st (k every row) border, beg with Row 1 work in Alternating Rib to last 3 sts, k3 for Garter st border.
Rows 2-20: K3, work next row of Alternating Rib to last 3 sts, k3 (end with Row 8 of Alternating Rib).
Row 21 (Dec): K3, (k2, p2) 4 times, k1, p2tog, p2tog, k1, (p2, k2) 4 times, k3 – 42 sts rem at the end of the row.
Row 22 and all WS rows: Rep Row 2.
Row 23 (Dec): K3, (k2, p2) 4 times, p2tog, p2tog, (p2, k2) 4 times, k3 – 40 sts.
Row 25 (Dec): K3, (p2, k2) 3 times, p2, k1, k2tog, ssk, k1, p2, (k2, p2) 3 times, k3 – 38 sts.
Row 27 (Dec): K3, (p2, k2) 3 times, p2, k2tog, ssk, p2, (k2, p2) 3 times, k3 – 36 sts.
Row 29 (Dec): K3, (p2, k2) 3 times, p1, p2tog, p2tog, p1, (k2, p2) 3 times, k3 – 34 sts.
Row 30: Rep Row 2.
Fold hood in half and sew top edges together.
Fold 7 in. (18 cm) on one end of Scarf to right side for pocket. Sew sides of pocket to Scarf. Rep on opposite end of Scarf.
Weave in ends.