Thursday, January 31, 2008

Fancy Scarf #2

Continuing my official "artist wait mode" at work (read: I have literally nothing to do). No, it's not really because of the writer's strike. But I am making another scarf, a fancy lacy scarf.

This is my first attempt at doing fancy stitches like "yarn overs" and "knits through the back loop," so I'm not using the mohair that is recommended, just some cheap worsted weight that I happened to already have.

If you are new to these stitches, as I am, check out the Knit Witch videos for instructions.

Here's where it gets g33ky: I was having a lot of trouble keeping track of what stitch I was on, until I realized that the design was symmetrical, and that the line of symmetry was visible. When I realized that this equation was true:

ssk = k2tog x -1

it all fell together. How's that for geeky??

reprinted with middle stitch in bold

cast on 27 st
1. purl; purl every odd row
2. Ssk, (yo, sl2-k1-p2o)x3, yo, k1-tbl, yo, sl1-k2tog-po, yo, k1-tbl, (yo, sl2-k1-p2o)x3, yo, k2tog. (21 st)
4. Ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2tog. (25 st)
6. K1, (yo, sl2-k1-p2o)x2, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, ssk, (yo, sl2-k1-p2o)x2, yo, k1. (23 st)
8. K1, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k9, ssk, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1. (23 st)
10. Ssk, yo, sl2-k1-p2o, yo, k1-tbl, yo, ssk, k7, k2tog, yo, k1-tbl, yo, sl2-k1-p2o, yo, k2tog. (21 st)
12. Ssk, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo, k2tog. (23 st)
14. K1, (yo, sl 2-k1-p2o)x2, yo, k1-tbl, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1-tbl, (yo, sl 2-k1-p2o)x2, yo, k1. (21 st)
16. (k1, yo, k3, yo)x2, ssk, k1, k2tog, (yo, k3, yo, k1)x2. (27 st)

Repeat as needed

Alien creatures Hamlet and Rama inspect the goods.

1 comment: