Play­ful Pi­cot & Open­work Scarf

Learn pi­cot cast-on, pi­cot bind-off and how to work with dou­ble yarn overs while mak­ing this gor­geous piece.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by MARGRET WILL­SON

De­sign by Margret Will­son

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

8 inches wide x 57 inches long (blocked)

Ma­te­ri­als

• Knit One Cro­chet Too Ty-Dy (worsted weight; 100% cot­ton; 196 yds/100g per ball): 2 balls min­er­als #364 • Size 6 (4mm) nee­dles or size needed to

ob­tain gauge

Gauge

19 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches/

10cm in pat (blocked). To save time, take time to

check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tion

Dou­ble yarn over (2yo): Wrap yarn twice around nee­dle; on fol­low­ing row, work (p1, k1) twice in 2yo.

Pat­tern Stitches

Rib (mul­ti­ple of 6 sts + 8) Row 1 (RS): K1, p2, *k2, p4; rep from *

to last 5 sts, k2, p2, k1. Row 2: K3, p2, *k4, p2; rep from * to

last 3 sts, k3. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat. Large Eyelet Pat (mul­ti­ple of 6 sts + 2) Notes: A chart is pro­vided for those pre

fer­ring to work pat from a chart. St count will dec by 2 sts for each pat rep on Rows 1 and 5, with these sts be­ing added back on Rows 2 and 6. Row 1 (RS): K1, [k3­tog, 2yo, sk2p]

6 times, k1—26 sts. Row 2: K1, p1, [(p1, k1) twice in 2yo, p2] 5 times, (p1, k1) twice in 2yo, p1, k1—38 sts. Row 3: K2, [p4, k2] 6 times. Row 4: K1, p1, [k4, p2] 5 times, k4,

p1, k1. Row 5: K1, yo, [sk2p, k3­tog, 2yo] 5

times, sk2p, k3­tog, yo, k1—26 sts. Row 6: K1, (p1, k1) in yo, [p2, (p1, k1) twice in 2yo] 5 times, p2, (p1, k1) in yo, k1—38 sts. Row 7: K1, p2, [k2, p4] 5 times, k2,

p2, k1. Row 8: K3, [p2, k4] 5 times, p2, k3. Rep Rows 1–8 for pat.

Spe­cial Tech­niques

Pi­cot Cast-On: Us­ing knit cast-on (see page 111), make slip knot, then cast on 6 sts (7 sts on LH nee­dle); bind off 2 sts then slip st from RH nee­dle back to LH nee­dle (5 sts on nee­dle); [cast on 8 sts; bind off 2 sts; slip last st from RH nee­dle to LH nee­dle] 5 times; cast on 3 sts— 38 sts with 6 pi­cots.

Pi­cot Bind-Off: Bind off 3 sts; [slip st on RH nee­dle back to LH nee­dle; cast on 2 sts; bind off 8 sts] 5 times; slip st on RH nee­dle back to LH nee­dle; cast on 2 sts; bind off last 6 sts; fas­ten off.

Scarf

Us­ing Pi­cot Cast-On method, cast

on 38 sts. Work 6 rows in Rib. Work 8-row Large Eyelet Pat 46 times or un­til scarf is just short of de­sired length. Work 4 rows in Rib. Bind off us­ing Pi­cot Bind-Off.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in ends. Block to mea­sure­ments.

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