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Free Knitting Pattern: Striped Keyhole Scarf

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Pattern #: L40035
Rating: ***3.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size

About 5 x 28 in. (13 x 71 cm)

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Striped Keyhole Scarf

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16 stitches = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter stitch (knit every row)

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


1. The Scarf is worked in Garter stitch (knit every row). Garter stitch is reversible, so your Scarf will look good on both sides.
2. Because of the number of stitches, the Scarf is worked back and forth in rows on a circular needle. Work back and forth on the circular needle as if working on straight needles.
3. Stitches are bound off and then cast back on to make a keyhole opening in Scarf.
4. You don't need to cut the old color yarn when changing color - just carry the color you're not using along the side edge of the piece, ready for the next time you need it.

With A, cast on 112 stitches.
Rows 1 and 2: With A, knit.
Rows 3 and 4: With B, knit.
Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures about 2 1/2 in. (6 cm) from beginning, end with Row 2 as the last row you work.
Next Row: With B, knit 22, bind off 6 stitches, knit to end of row.
Next Row: With B, knit 84, *insert right hand needle into the space between the first and second stitches on the left hand needle; wrap yarn and pull through (as if knitting) to make a new stitch; slip this new stitch onto the left hand needle; repeat from * 5 more times (so that you have cast on 6 new stitches to replace the 6 that were bound off), then knit to end of row.
Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures 5 in. (13 cm) from beginning, end with a Row 2 as the last row you work.
With A, bind off.

Weave in ends.


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Pattern Average Rating: ***3.0 (based on 1 review)
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Striped Keyhole Scarf Reviewed by Susan on 2015-01-12 ***
I found the recast on on the keyhole slot very confusing. I have knit for many years and never have come across such a thing. I would appreciate a detailed illustration .
This pattern was very easy except the keyhole recast on. :-(((

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