Sunday, January 27, 2008
NOTE: New photos added to the Fire Blanket post. Everyone loves it!
Cranking out a pile of charity knitting with the sock yarn scraps reminded me how fun the "small, quick project" thing is. Here's a different color (obs!) of the mohair used for the Fire Blanket, made up as a lacy cowl.
Down-Under Mohair Yarn by Little Barn. Used less than 100 yds – probably closer to 50.
Size 13 needles. Gauge: About 2 st/in in stockinette, but not essential.
Provisional cast on: 34 st
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit 3, place marker, purl to last three, place marker, K3
Row 3: K3, *yo, k2tog*, repeat til last 3, K3
Row 4: K3, purl to last 3, K3
Repeat last two rows 6 times. If you loose track, count the big holes left by the yo stitches. If there are 6 or fewer rows of holes, do it again.
Row 1: knit
Row 2: K3, purl to last 3, K3
Repeat rows 1&2.
Repeat Sections 1 & 2 until cowl measures about the same circumference as your head / face.
End with Section 2, then knit one more row.
Remove provisional yarn and slide live stitches onto another needle (or the other end if you’re using a long circular).
With purl side up, kitchener the first three stitches from each needle. Finish the sequence completely, as if they were the only six on the project.
Flip work so knit side is up. Kitchener to last pairs of three. Again, complete the sequence as if remaining stitiches didn’t exist.
Flip work over again, purl side up, and kitchener the last six.
This will give you a seamless join in the pattern. Enjoy!