Scarf with fair isle border

As it is worked mainly in moss stitch this scarf is reversible. Its simple Fair Isle border makes it a good project for those new to this style of knitting. For added decoration there are beads worked into the cast on and cast off rows.

TO MAKE

Thread seven beads onto first ball of M. Make a slip knot and place on needle, *bring a bead up along the yarn next to the needle, cast on 5 sts; rep from * 5 times more, bring a bead up along the yarn next to the needle, cast on one st. 32 sts.

Next row [ K1, p 1 ] 7 times, k 1, p2tog, * k 1, pi; rep from * to last st, kl. 31 sts.

This row sets the moss st.

Work 4 more rows in moss st.

Work in patt from Chart as foils:

1st row Moss st 5, k next 21 sts from Chart, moss st 5.

This row sets the patt.

Working 5 edge sts in moss st and Chart in st st, work to end of Chart. Cont in M. Next row Moss st 5, p21, moss st 5. *** Next row Kl, * pi, kl; rep from * to end. This row sets the moss st. Cont in moss st until scarf measures 105cm/41I4in from cast on edge, ending with a right side row. Work from ** to ***.

Work 6 rows moss st across all sts, inc one st at centre of the last row. 32 sts.

Materials

Four 50g balls of Debbie Bliss cotton double knitting in Main Colour (M). One ball each of Khaki, Red. Turquoise, Brown, Pink, and Yellow. Pair of 4mm (US 6) needles. 14 medium-size wooden beads.

Measurements

110cm x 15cm/43/4in x 6in.

Tension

21 sts and 32 rows to 10cm/4in square over moss st using 4mm (US 6) needles.

Abbreviations

See page 127.

Note

Read chart from right to left on right side rows and from left to right on wrong side rows (see page 113). When working in patt, strand yarn not in use loosely across wrong side (see page 114). For border beside patt, use a separate ball of M and the intarsia method (see page 116). Knitting with beads (see page 120).

Cast off row Cut the yarn approximately 1 metre (3ft) from work.Thread on seven beads. PI,* bring bead up yarn to needle and p the next st holding bead between the two sts with thumb, cast off 5 sts purlwise; rep from * ending last rep cast off one st, fasten off.

Beads KnittingScarf Fair Isle Knitting

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Key Main V Khaki X Red • Turquoise ■ Brown O Pink - Yellow

baby reefer jacket and hat

I love a classic double-breasted style. In this design it is achieved by simply picking up stitches from the fronts and working a double rib. Here I have teamed the jacket with the striped sweater on page 86.

JACKET BACK \

With 3Xmm (US 5) needles cast on 66(70:78:82) sts.

1st row K2, * p2, k2; rep from * to end. 2nd row P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to end Rep the last 2 rows for 7cm/2Xin. ending with a 2nd row and inc 0(2:0:2) sts evenly across last row. 66(72:78:84) sts. Change to 4mm (US 6) needles. Beg with a k row cont in st st until back measures 30(35:39:43)cm/l lX(13X:15/::17)in from cast on edge, ending with a p row.

Shape shoulders

Cast off 11(12:13:14) sts at beg of next 2 rows and 12(13:14:14) sts at beg of foil 2 rows. Cast off rem 20(22:24:28) sts on a spare needle.

Materials

Jacket: 8(9:11:12) 50g balls of Debbie Bliss cotton double knitting. Pair each of 3Xmm (US 5) and 4mm (US 6) knitting needles, 6(6:8:8) buttons. Hat: Two 50g balls of Debbie Bliss cotton double knitting. Pair of 4mm (US 6) knitting needles.

Measurements

Jacket To fit ages

Actual measurements Chest

Length to shoulder

Sleeve length (cuff turned back)

6-12 12-18 18-24 24-36 months.

64

70

76

82

cm

25Y.

2754

30

32'/.

in

30

35

39

43

cm

m

13 y.

15/j

17

in

18

20

23

26

cm

7

8

9

10 V.

6-18 18-36 months.

Tension

20 sts and 28 rows to 10cm/4in square over st st using 4mm (US 6) needles.

Abbreviations

See page 127.

LEFT FRONT

1st row K2, * p2, k2; rep from * to last 5 sts, p2, k3.

2nd row P3, * k2, p2; rep from * to end. Rep the last 2 rows for 7cm/2/iin, ending with a 2nd row and inc 0(2:0:1) sts evenly across last row. 23(25:27:28) sts. Change to 4mm (US 6) needles. Beg with a k row cont in st st until front measures 30(35:39:43)cm/l 1^(13^:15/^:17)in from cast on edge, ending with a p row.

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