Friday, 14 May 2010

More dropped stitch japes

Here's the companion lacy scarf to go with yesterday's drop stitch jumper. It uses a similar technique. This lady is smiling because she has knitted her scarf in garter stitch then deliberately DESTROYED selected rows by dropping them in their entirety in her final row.

Ready for some controlled destruction? Jolly good. You'll need 2 or 3 ply yarn and a pair of no 3 knitting needles.

Tension: 3 ply: 4 sts and 4 rows to 1 inch, after the sts have been dropped. 2 ply: 5 sts to 1 inch and 11 rows to 2 inches, after the sts have been dropped.

Measurements: Approx 38 inches by 18 inches.

To make scarf: Cast on 57 sts.

First 2 rows: K

3rd row: K 2, (inc in next st, K 3) to last 3 sts, inc in next st, K 2.

Work 146 rows garter st, but in the last row drop every 4th st down to form a ladder. Work 2 more rows garter st, then cast off. Make 2 pom poms and attach one to each end of scarf.

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