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Garter Stripe Scarf

Warm up any winter day with this attractive wide scarf.

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: Approximately 10 x 54 inches

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What You Need

  • Lion Brand Homespun (Art. 790) 98% acrylic, 2% polyester, 6 oz. (171 g); 185 yds. (169 m); bulky weight yarn
  • 1 ball #312 Edwardian (MC)
  • 1 ball #311 Rococo (CC1)
  • 1 ball #309 Deco (CC2)
  • Size 10 (6.5 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

12 sts and 21 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) over Garter stitch (knit every row). TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE!

Stripe Sequences

A: 8 rows CC1, 2 rows MC, 2 rows CC2, 2 rows MC, 6 rows CC1, 2 rows MC, 2 rows CC2, 2 rows MC, 8 rows CC1

B: 2 rows CC2, 2 rows MC, 2 rows CC1, 2 rows MC, 2 rows CC2

C: 2 rows CC1, 2 rows MC, 2 rows CC2, 2 rows MC, 6 rows CC1, 2 rows MC, 2 rows CC2, 2 rows MC, 2 rows CC1

Note: Scarf is worked in Garter stitch.

Knitting Instructions

1. With MC, loosely cast on 30 stitches.

2. Knit 2 inches in MC, then work Stripe Sequence A.

3. Knit 3 1/2 inches in MC, then work Stripe Sequence B.

4. Knit 8 inches in MC, then work (center of scarf) Stripe Sequence C.

5. Knit 9 inches in MC, then work Stripe Sequence B.

6. Knit 3 1/2 inches in MC, then work Stripe Sequence A.

7. Finish with MC for 2 inches and loosely bind off all stitches.

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