Diagonal Dance Scarf

2016_05_29-01Diagonal Dance Scarf, Single Stitch Edging

Materials:
Yarn: 1 skein Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, Medium (4), 3.5 oz/100 g, 270 yds/246 mm, color Tidal.
Needles: U.S. size 10(6.0 mm) 29-inch circular needles.

Cast on 32 stitches

Beginning and Ending Edging:
Beginning Edging: Knit 6 rows.
Ending edging, knit rows 1-5, then bind off knitwise.

Body of Scarf:
Row 1 (RS): K1, *K2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2; rep from * until 1 stitch left, K1.
Row 2: P32.
Row 3: K2, *k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 6 sts, k2tog, yo, k4.
Row 4: P32.
Row 5: K1,*K2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo; rep from * until 1 stitch left, K1.
Row 6: P32.
Row 7: K2, *k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 6 sts, k2, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 8: P32.
Row 9: K1, *K2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo; rep from * until 1 stitch left, K1.
Row 10: P32.
Row 11: K1, *K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * until 1 stitch left, K1.
Row 12: P32.

Repeat Rows 1 – 12 for pattern.

Hint: Always count your purl stitches on the even numbered rows. This is a quick way to double check and make sure you didn’t leave out a yarn over or otherwise mess up on the previous row.

Variations:

2016_05_28-01Diagonal Dance Scarf, Ribbed Edging

Materials:
Yarn: 1 skein Medium (4), 3.5 oz/100 g, 270 yds/246 mm of a wool or wool blend that can be blocked.
Needles: U.S. size 10(6.0 mm) 29-inch circular needles.
Notions: Two stitch markers

Cast on 40 stitches.
Place a marker after the first 5 stitches and before the last 5 stitches on the row.

2016_05_24-02Beginning and Ending Edging:
Row 1: K1, p1, K1, p1, k32, p1, K1, p1, k1.
Row 2: P1, k1, p1, k1, p1 k30, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1.
Row 3: K1, p1, K1, p1, k32, p1, K1, p1, k1.
Row 4: P1, k1, p1, k1, p1 k30, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1.
Row 5: K1, p1, K1, p1, k32, p1, K1, p1, k1.
Row 6: P1, k1, p1, k1, p1 k30, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1.

For beginning edging, knit rows 1-6, then proceed to pattern stitch.
For ending edging, knit rows 1-6, then bind off.

Ribbed Side Edging:
On odd numbered rows: Work the first 5 and last 5 stitches on each row as: K1, p1, k1, p1, k1
On even numbered rows: Work the first 5 and last 5 stitches on each row as: P1, k1, p1, k1, p1.

Pattern Stitch:
Worked over the 30 stitches between the markers:

Row 1 (RS): *K2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 2: P30.
Row 3: K1, *k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, k2tog, yo, k3.
Row 4: P30.
Row 5: *K2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo; rep from * to end.
Row 6: P30.
Row 7: K1, *k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, k2, k2tog, yo, k1.
Row 8: P30
Row 9: *K2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo; rep from * to end.
Row 10: P30.
Row 11: *K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 12: P30.

Repeat Rows 1 – 12 for pattern.

Hint: Always count your purl stitches on the even numbered pattern rows. This is a quick way to double check and make sure you didn’t leave out a yarn over or otherwise mess up on the previous row.

Diagonal Dance Scarf, Garter Stitch Edging

Materials:
Yarn: 1 skein Medium (4), 3.5 oz/100 g, 270 yds/246 mm of a wool or wool blend that can be blocked.
Needles: U.S. size 10(6.0 mm) 29-inch circular needles.
Notions: Two stitch markers

Cast on 36 stitches
Place a marker after the first 3 and before the last 3 stitches on the row.

Beginning and Ending Edging:
For beginning Edging Knit 6 rows.
For ending edging, knit 6 rows, then bind off.

Side Edging:
Knit the first 3 and last 3 stitches on every row.

Pattern Stitch:
Worked over the 30 stitches between the markers:

Row 1 (RS): *K2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 2: P30.
Row 3: K1, *k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, k2tog, yo, k3.
Row 4: P30.
Row 5: *K2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo; rep from * to end.
Row 6: P30.
Row 7: K1, *k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, k2, k2tog, yo, k1.
Row 8: P30
Row 9: *K2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo; rep from * to end.
Row 10: P30.
Row 11: *K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 12: P30.

Repeat Rows 1 – 12 for pattern.

Hint: Always count your purl stitches on the even numbered pattern rows. This is a quick way to double check and make sure you didn’t leave out a yarn over or otherwise mess up on the previous row.

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