The promised (very late) Christmas present is here!
You'll have to excuse the typos that are likely to appear, I have neither my glasses or the time to go through and double check - I am also still in the middle of re knitting this to check the pattern, but we'll cross any mistakes when we come to them.
There are two versions to this scarf, one is where the thinnest bit of the scarf is flat, the other one is an icord. I'm still in the middle of knitting the I cord one, so I'll come along and update once it's done so for now the instructions are for version one - if you'd like to try the Icord one just switch to dpns.
A small amount of double knitting yarn (I will come back to say how much needed) I'm using Special by StyleCraft
4mm needles or dpns (optional)
The ability to tie a bow around your neck is helpful, but not nessacery if someone else is near by
Knit - k
Purl - p
Knit into front and back of the stitch - kfb
Knit two stitches together - K2tog
Cast on 20 stitches
Row 1 - K across
Row 2 - P across
Row 3 - K1, K2tog, K to last 3 stitches, K2tog K1.
**repeat rows 2 to 3 until 4 stitches remain**
If knitting the Icord version switch to double pointed needles here
Work in stocking stitch until the piece is just a little bit to short to tie a bow with, this varies from person to person as apparently I tie my bows in a very strange fashion.
Row 4 - finish stocking stitch, end with a purl row
Row 5 - K1, Kfb, K to last 2 stitches, Kfb, K1
Row 6 - P across
**repeat rows 5 to 6 until you have 20 stitches end on Row 6**
Row 7 - K across
I really hope you like the pattern, it's simple to knit (I knitted it up in just over an hour) easy and fun to, perfect for watching the telly and knitting or for newer knitters trying to master Kfb and K2tog. If I say so myself it makes a fashionable scarf to, I wear my black one with a purple v neck jumper.
Hand knitted hugs,
P.S if you like the pattern follow me on blogger so you're updated with new patterns sooner. I'm working on a patterns page as well to make it easier for the patterns to be found. If you knit this up please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with photos, I'd love to see how you got on with it!