Wednesday, February 13, 2008

X's & O's (Scarf Pattern)

X's & O's

YARN: 3 skeins Manos del Uraguay in uranium (414 yds bulky weight)

NEEDLES: US size 10, or needles size to work comfortably with yarn

GAUGE: It's a scarf. Relax.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 7" wide and 71" long


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NOTES: Cable is worked on center 8 stitches. Outer stitches continue to be worked as set up with 4 edge stitches in garter and remaining stitches in a 3x3 rib. I recommend slipping the first stitch of every row to maintain a clean edge.

• Cast on 34
• (WS) Knit 1 row
• (RS) set up row: *sl 1, k3, p3, k3, p3, k8, p3, k3, p3, k4
• (all WS rows): sl 1, k6, p3, k3, p8, k3, p3, k7*

*These last two rows repeat with the following cable pattern worked on the center 8 stitches.

CABLE (16 row repeat)
Row 1: knit 8
Row 2: purl 8
Row 3: 4-st right cable, 4-st left cable
Row 4: purl 8
Row 5: knit 8
Row 6: purl 8
Row 7: 4-st left cable, 4-st right cable
Row 8: purl 8
Row 9: knit 8
Row 10: purl 8
Row 11: 4-st left cable, 4-st right cable
Row 12: purl 8
Row 13: knit 8
Row 14: purl 8
Row 15: 4-st right cable, 4-st left cable
Row 16: purl 8

Continue with the cable until desired length ending with row 9 of pattern.
Knit 1 row
Bind Off