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Ocean Waves Scarf

Here's the first pattern I've ever designed and published: the Ocean Waves scarf. I've moved it from my other blog.

A note about the stitch. It's not the standard Ocean Waves stitch you might find in some books. It's kinda like it, but it's made for lazy people like me. Instead of wrapping the yarn around the needle between stitches, you wrap it within the stitch. So you stick the needle into a stitch you're going to knit and wrap the yarn around twice (or three or four times) before pulling it through to make the new stitch. And on the next row you drop the extra loops. Nothing to it!

You have my permission to sell scarves made from this pattern.

So here it is:
Ocean Waves Scarf

This stitch is perfect for hand-painted and variegated yarns. The openwork sections let the colours shine through.

Materials needed
Two skeins of Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (or other soft and beautiful yarn).
Pair 3.75 mm needles (or whatever size produces the effect you want).


Gauge
22 stitches / 24 rows to 4 inches (not very important).

Pattern stitch
Multiple of 10 stitches + 5.
Row 1: *Knit 5, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle twice, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle three times, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle four times, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle three times, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle twice.* Repeat from * to * until 5 stitches remain. Knit 5.
Row 2: Knit, dropping the extra wraps.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: *Knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle twice, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle three times, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle four times, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle three times, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle twice; knit 5.* Repeat from * to * until 5 stitches remain. Knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle twice, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle three times, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle four times, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle three times, knit 1 wrapping the yarn around the needle twice.
Row 8: Knit, dropping the extra wraps.
Row 9: Knit.
Row 10: Purl.
Row 11: Knit
Row 12: Knit


Instructions
Cast on 35 stitches. Knit 4 rows.
Repeat the 12 pattern rows until the scarf is long enough or you run out of patience or yarn (its length should roughly equal the height of the intended wearer for a typical winter scarf; if you're making an elegant summer scarf it can be shorter). End with row 3 or 9.
Knit 2 more rows. Bind off loosely. Sew in the loose ends. Add a fringe if desired.
Tags: knitting, ocean_waves, scarf
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