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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Firefly Bias Scarf

SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2010

Firefly Bias Scarf

Knitting on the bias is basically knitting diagonally. You cast on a few stitches, increase up to the width you like, and then work your way up the scarf. This gives the piece a really nice drape and keeps the edges from curling up too much. My scarf is wide enough to pull around your shoulders as a shawl, but the fabric is squishy enough to tuck into a jacket or sweater.

3 balls Classic Elite Firefly (25% linen/75% rayon, 155 yds/50 g), colorway Brittania #7777
US 7 needles
Finished size: approx. 9 x 70 inches
Gauge: 5 stitches/inch in stockinette

CO: cast on
M1: bar increase
SSK: slip 2 stitches knitwise, knit the 2 slipped sts together
K2tog: knit 2 stitches together

With size US7 needles, CO 3 stitches.
Increase section:
Row 1 (RS): K1, M1, knit to last stitch, M1, K1
Row 2 (WS): Purl across row
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have 65 stitches.

Straight section (each row has 65 sts):
Row 3 (RS): K1, M1, knit until 2 stitches remain, SSK
Row 4 (WS): Purl across row
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until the piece measures 56” along the longest edge.

Decrease section:
Row 5 (RS): K2tog, knit until 2 stitches remain, SSK
Row 6 (WS): Purl across row
Repeat row 5 and 6 until 3 stitches remain.

K3tog, pull yarn through last stitch. Weave in any ends. Press the scarf with a hot iron, using the steam setting. This will even out your stitches and give the scarf a nice sheen and drape. Enjoy!

Firefly Bias Scarf

Firefly Bias Scarf

Firefly Bias Scarf

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