||[Nov. 8th, 2005|05:54 am]
This is a variation of the famed "Moebius" pattern. The twist is done quite simply by grafting the ends together.
2 skeins of Plymouth Encore. Contains 100 grams of 75% acrylic 25% wool. I used a multicolored yarn, but I believe the pattern stitch would show up much better in a solid color.
1 set of size 8 needles
Gauge is not that important, this being a scarf. If you want to substitute a yarn use something of worsted weight.
This came from the elongated chevron pattern from knitting.about.com, and a close-up of the stitch can be found here. Any reversible stitch will work with this pattern.
Multiple of 18 sts + 1
Row 1: p1, *(k2, p2) twice, k1, (p2, k2) twice, p1; rep from *
Row 2: k1, *(p2, k2) twice, p1, (k2, p2) twice, k1; rep from *
Row 3: Rep row 1
Row 4: Rep row 2
Row 5: (p2, k2) twice, *p3, k2, p2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2
Row 6: (k2, p2) twice, *k3, p2, k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2
Row 7: Rep row 5
Row 8: Rep row 6
Row 9: Rep row 2
Row 10: Rep row 1
Row 11: Rep row 2
Row 12: Rep row 1
Row 13: Rep row 6
Row 14: Rep row 5
Row 15: Rep row 6
Row 16: Rep row 5
Rep these 16 rows.
Use the Invisible (Provisional) Cast-On method to cast on 55 stitches. By using this cast on method, you use scrap yarn which keeps the stitches "live" and makes it easier to graft the ends in a loop later. For an explanation on how to do an invisible cast-on, go here.
Knit in pattern stitch until most of the 200 gm skeins are finished, or until the scarf is long enough to be looped around your head twice. End with row 8 on pattern stitch.
Block the scarf, and then transfer the CO stitches onto a needle, get rid of scrap yarn. Create one twist in the scarf, and hold the needles parallel and graft.
Holding the 2 needles parallel with wrong sides of fabric together, thread a blunt tapestry needle with one of the yarn ends and work as follows: Insert needle as if to purl into the first stitch on front piece. Insert needle as if to knit into the first stitch on the back piece. Then follow steps 1-4 as outlined below.
1) insert it as if to knit through the first st on the front needle and let the st drop from the needle.
2) Insert the needle into the second st on the front needle as if to purl and pull the yarn through, leaving the st on the needle.
3) Insert the needle into the first st on the back needle as if to purl and let it drop from the needle, then
4) insert it as if to knit through the second st on the back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving the st on the needle. Repeat 1-4 until all sts are gone. When finished, adjust tension as necessary. Weave in ends.