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Knit a mohair scarf or wrap

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Knitting & Crochet

Knit a mohair scarf or wrap

Fairylike billows of Rowan Kidsilk Haze are fashioned into a feather-light scarf or wrap using three lace patterns: knot stitch, crossed eyelet stitch, and a swirl border. Perfect for an intermediate knitter who wants to try lacework, this delicate, weblike design works up quickly and uses only a few balls of luxurious yarn, though it can be made to any desired length or width.

Materials
• 1 (2) 25 g balls Rowan Kidsilk Haze, shade 590 Pearl
• 1 pair size 10 (6 mm) knitting needles
• 1 size 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle (sharp-pointed for lacework), 24 ins (60 cm) long
• Stitch markers
• Row counter

Measurements
Scarf: Approximately 11 ins (28 cm) wide, length adjustable
Wrap: Approximately 30 x 60 ins (76 x 142 cm) blocked

Gauge
12 sts and 16 rows = 3 x 3-1/2 ins (7.5 x 8.75 cm) over unblocked knot-stitch pattern using a size 9 circular needle or the size required to obtain the correct gauge.

Abbreviations
LHN: left-hand needle
RHN: right-hand needle
PM: place marker
SM: slip marker
Sl1P: slip 1 purlwise
skpo: slip one stitch, knit one stitch, pass slipped stitch over
C4B: Place RHN in front of first 2 sts on LHN, insert RHN into front of next 2 sts on LHN from right to left. Slide all 4 sts off LHN, keeping original 2 sts on RHN and slipping first 2 sts off LHN. Place the loose 2 sts back on LHN, then replace the pair of sts from RHN, thereby crossing them over the sts already on LHN. Knit these 4 sts.

Notes
The first set of figures refers to the scarf while the figures in parentheses ( ) refer to the wrap. Where only one figure is given, this applies to both the scarf and the wrap.

The number of stitches changes over the rows.

Slip the markers when working across the rows.

Knot-stitch sample swatch
Cast on a multiple of 3 sts (12 sts are used for this sample swatch).
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: K2, *yo, K3, then use the tip of LHN to lift the first knit stitch of the 3 sts just worked over the last two knit sts; rep from * to last st, K1.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K1, *K3, then use the tip of LHN to lift the first knit stitch of the 3 sts just worked over the last two knit sts, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
These four rows form the knot-stitch pattern.

Scarf and wrap
Using size 10 needles and the cable method, cast on 13 sts for swirl border, PM, 12 (60) sts for centre panel of scarf (wrap), PM, 13 sts for swirl border. 38 (86) sts for scarf (wrap).

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Excerpted from Pretty Knits: 30 Designs from Loop in London, copyright 2007 by Susan Cropper. Excerpted with permission from Potter Craft, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced except with permission in writing from the publisher.
Change to size 9 circular needle and work back and forth.
Row 1 (RS): Sl1P, K1, yo, K2tog, yo, K5, yo, K4, SM, K12(60), SM, K4, yo, K5, yo, K2ttog, yo, K2. 42 (90) sts.
Row 2 (WS): Sl1P, K1, purl to marker, SM, K2, *yo, K3, then use the tip of LHN to lift the first knit st of the 3 sts just worked over the last 2 knit sts; rep from * to last st before marker, K1, SM, purl to last 2 sts, K2.
Row 3: Sl1P, [K2tog, yo] twice, K2, sl1, K2tog, psso, K5, SM, knit to marker, SM, K5, sl1, K2tog, psso, K2, [yo, K2tog] twice, K1. 38 (86) sts.
Row 4: Sl1P, K1, purl to marker, SM, K1, *K3, then use the tip of LHN to lift the first knit stitch of the 3 sts just worked over the last 2 knit sts, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts before marker, K2, SM, purl to last 2 sts, K2.
Row 5: Sl1P, [K2tog, yo] twice, K2, skpo, K4, SM, knit to marker, SM, k4, skpo, K2, [yo, K2tog] twice, K1. 36 (84) sts.
Rows 6, 10, 14, 18, 22 and 26: Repeat row 2.
Row 7: Sl1P, [K2tog, yo] twice, K2, skpo, K3, SM, knit to marker, SM, K3, skpo, K2, [yo, K2tog] twice, K1. 34 (82) sts.
Rows 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24: Repeat row 4.
Row 9: Sl1P, [K2tog, yo] twice, K2, skpo, K2, SM, knit to marker, SM, K2, skpo, K2, [yo, K2tog] twice, K1. 32 (80) sts.
Row 11: Sl1P, K1, yo, K2tog, yo, K1, yo, K2, skpo, K1, SM, knit to marker, SM, K1, skpo, K2, yo, K1, yo, K2tog, yo, K2. 34 (82) sts.
Row 13: Sl1P, K1, yo, K2tog, [yo, K3] twice, K1, SM, knit to marker, SM, K1, [K3, yo] twice, K2tog, yo, K2. 38 (86) sts.
Row 15: Repeat row 1.
Row 17: Repeat row 3.
Row 19: Repeat row 5.
Row 21: Repeat row 7.
Row 23: Repeat row 9.
Row 25: Repeat row 11.
Row 27: Repeat row 13.

For the scarf only
Row 28: Repeat row 14.
Continue repeating rows 1-28 until desired length is reached, ending with a 14th row or a 28th row. Using size 10 needles, bind off loosely as given for the wrap.

For the wrap only
Change to crossed eyelet stitch.
Row 28 and every foll alt row (WS): Sl1P, K1, purl to marker, SM, *K1, P8, K1; repeat from * 5 times, SM, purl to last 2 sts, K2.
Row 29 (RS): Sl1P, K1, yo, K2tog, yo, K5, yo, K4, SM, *P1, K8, P1, repeat from * 5 times, SM, K4, yo, K5, yo, K2tog, yo, K2. 90 sts.
Row 31: Sl1P, [K2tog, yo] twice, K2, sl1, K2tog, psso, K5, SM, *P1, K1, [skpo, yo] 3 times, K1, P1, repeat from * 5 times, SM, K5, sl1, K2tog, psso, K2, [yo, K2tog] twice, K1. 86 sts.
Row 33: Sl1P, [K2tog, yo] twice, K2, skpo, K4, SM, *P1, K1, [skpo, yo] 3 times, K1, P1, repeat from * 5 times, SM, K4, skpo, K2, [yo, K2tog] twice, K1. 84 sts.
Row 35: Sl1P, [K2tog, yo] twice, K2, skpo, K3, SM, *P1, [skpo, yo] 3 times, K2, P1, repeat from * 5 times, SM, K2, skpo, K2, [yo, K2tog] twice, K1. 82 sts.
Row 37: Sl1P, [K2tog, yo] twice, K2, skpo, K2, SM, *P1, K1, [skpo, yo] twice, K3, P1, repeat from * 5 times, SM, K2, skpo, K2, [yo, K2tog] twice, K1. 80 sts.
Row 39: Sl1P, K1, yo, K2tog, yo, K1, yo, K2, skpo, K1, SM, P1, C4B, K4, P1, repeat from * 5 times, SM, K1, skpo, K2, yo, K1, yo, K2tog, yo, K2. 82 sts.
Row 41: Sl1P, K1, yo, K2tog, [yo, K3] twice, K1, SM, *P1, K8, P1, repeat from * to next marker, SM, K1, [K3, yo] twice, K2tog, yo, K2. 86 sts.
Row 42 (WS): Repeat row 28.

Repeat rows 29-42 until wrap reaches desired length minus approximately 7 inches (18 cm) for remaining knot stitch, ending last repeat after a 41st row. The wrap in the photograph has 18 repeats of the crossed-eyelet-stitch pattern.

Change to knot stitch.
Row 280 (WS): Repeat row 28.
Row 281 (RS): Sl1P, K1, yo, K2tog, yo, K5, yo, K4, SM, *P1, K8, P1; repeat from * to next marker, SM, K4, yo, K5, yo, K2tog, yo, K2.

Rows 282-307: Repeat rows 2-27.
Row 308: Repeat row 4.

Bind off loosely on RS as follows:
Using size 10 needles, *K2tog loosely, slip the stitch just made on RHN back to LHN, repeat from *.

Finishing
Weave in ends.
Block by the damp-finishing method.

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Excerpted from Pretty Knits: 30 Designs from Loop in London, copyright 2007 by Susan Cropper. Excerpted with permission from Potter Craft, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced except with permission in writing from the publisher.
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