Sampler Tuck Scarf for Mid Gauge
DK weight yarn, scarf looks similar on both sides and doesn’t curl.
Not exactly quick and easy, but interesting and fun!
Finished size: 6 inch wide; length, approx 50 inches.
Finished weight: 138g.
Machine: Mid gauge 6.5mm, LK150 used.
Have uneven number of sts. Do not select end ns.
Patterning: CAR. Set left Russell lever to I, right to II. Select ns. First row will tuck selected needles and second row will knit everything.
1X1 EOR Tuck - 2 st X 2 row. Begin with #1 right of 0, select every other needle to hold/D position. K2R. Reselect same ns, K2R, repeat throughout.
Alternating 1X1 EOR Tuck - 2 st X 4 row. CAR. Begin with #1 right of 0, select every other needle to hold/D position. K2R. Select opposite ns (#2 right and EON), K2R, repeat throughout.
3X1 EOR Tuck - 4 st X 2 row. Begin with #1 right of 0, select every 4th needle to hold/D position. K2R. Reselect same ns, K2R, repeat throughout.
Alternating 3X1 EOR Tuck - 4 st X 4 row. Begin with #1 right of 0, select every 4th needle. K2R. Select alternate 4th ns, K2R, repeat throughout.
3X1 EOR Diagonal Tuck - 4 st X 8 row. Begin with #1 right of 0, select every 4th. K2R. Select next (#2 right and) every 4th ns, K2R. Select next (#3 right and) every 4th ns, K2R. Select next (#4 right and) every 4th ns, K2R. Repeat last 8 rows throughout.
SCARF: 15-0-16 ns, cast on waste yarn and ravel cord.
MC, ewrap. T6, K2R.
Set to tuck one way (one russell lever forward, the other back)
Select ns for desired pattern, K2R, repeat to RC020.
RTR (remove, turn, rehang leaving sts in hooks, ns in work position). K1R if necessary to place carriage at right for patterning.
Repeat 20 row tuck pattern, alternating pattern needle selection as desired.
Knit 500 rows. Cast off.
Slip Cord Edge Slip cord forms a tube of knitting. When attached to the work as the cord is knit, it looks nice from both sides. Carriage is set to slip in one direction, knit in the opposite direction, causing a float to form in front of the knitting on the slip row. The float will elongate the stitches slightly and form the tube. I knit this at one number tighter than main tension for tuck. Because this is all two-sided work - no right side or wrong side - can be attached to either side. Don't start at exact corner - the final join will look nicer and go neater if you start about 1 inch from corner.
3 ns to work. Carriage at right. Set to knit to left, slip (not knit) to right - right slip lever forward. Main yarn, ewrap ns and place yarn in feeder. Hang half edge stitch from scarf on left needle. K2R. Hang a claw weight on the 3 st part. Hang next half stitch 2 rows above first pick up. K2R. Continue in this manner all around piece. At corners, add a couple of rows, picking up same corner stitch to make cording fit around the corner without pulling too tightly. On cast-on and cast-off edge, hang half stitch and K2R for every stitch - don't skip one like on the selvedge.
Darn in tails and steam lightly as required.
Analysis: I thought this was a fairly easy knit but I do admit that I have a mid gauge garter bar ;-) and I really liked the edging - all done, I spent less than 3 hours and I would make this again! Hope the MN mkers like this!
Red scarf for Aids Awareness count: 3