Tuesday, January 22, 2008

2x2 Bowknot Scarf

Copyright Susan Mrenna 2008

The sample in the picture was knit on size 10 needles with Red Heart Super Saver.

Materials: 1 skein yarn
Size 9 needles
2 spare needles (may be smaller)
2 rubber bands
1 tapestry needle to weave in ends

Cast on 2 stitches, number in parentheses at end of row is how many stitches are on needle at that time (2)

Row 1) k1, kfb (3)
Row 2) k2, kfb (4)
Row 3) k3, kfb (5)
Row 4) k4, kfb (6)
Row 5) k5, kfb (7)
Row 6) k3, p2, k1, kfb (8)
Row 7) k7, kfb (9)
Row 8) k4, p2, k2, kfb (10)
Row 9) k3, p1, k2, p1, k2, kfb (11)
Row 10) k5, p2, k3, kfb (12)
Row 11) k3, (p2, k2) 2x, kfb (13)
Row 12) k3, p1, k2, p2, k4, kfb (14)
Row 13) k4, p2, k2, p2, k3, kfb (15)
Row 14) k3, (p2, k2) 2x, p1, k2, kfb (16)
Row 15) k5, p2, k2, p2, k4, kfb (17)
Row 16) k4, (p2, k2) 3x, kfb (18)
Row 17) k3, p1, (k2, p2) 2x, k2, p1, k2, kfb (19)
Row 18) k5, (p2, k2) 2x, p2, k3, kfb (20)
Row 19) k3, (p2, k2) 4x, kfb (21)
Row 20) k3, p1, (k2, p2) 3x, k4, kfb (22)
Row 21) k4, (p2, k2) 3x, p2, k3, kfb (23)
Row 22) k3, (p2, k2) 4x, p1, k2, kfb (24)
Row 23) k5, (p2, k2) 3x, p2, k4, kfb (25)
Row 24) k4, (p2, k2) 5x, kfb (26)
Row 25) k3, p1, (k2, p2) 4x, k2, p1, k2, kfb (27)
Row 26) k5, (p2, k2) 4x, p2, k3, kfb (28)
Row 27) k3, (p2, k2) 6x, kfb (29)
Row 28) k3, p1, (k2, p2) 5x, k4, kfb (30)
Row 29) k4, (p2, k2) 5x, p2, k3, kfb (31)
Row 30) k3, (p2, k2) 6x, p1, k2, kfb (32)

Repeat following two rows 6 times each.

Row 1) k5, (p2, k2) 5x, p2, k5 (32)
Row 2) k3, (p2, k2) 6x, p2, k3 (32)

Then repeat Row 1 once.

Row 1) k5, (p2, k2) 5x, p2, k5 (32)

Work loop for end of scarf to pass through. Slip slipped stitches to extra needle. (The extra can be smaller) This is confusing as all get out until you do it and then it will make sense. Every other stitch will slide right onto the extra needle. Be careful as they might try to slip off. Hold the spare needle in front of your work. The first stitch will be on your regular needle.

(k1, sl1) 4x, (p1, sl1, k1, sl1) 4x, p1, sl1, (k1, sl1) 3x

You will have 16 stitches on each needle. Secure the stitches on the spare needle by fastening a rubber band around the tip so they don’t slide off. If you used a circular needle, put the tips together and then rubber band. The following rows are worked on one set of 16 stitches at a time.

Work next row 22 times.

K4, (p1, k1) 4x, p1, k3 (16)

Cut yarn, leaving tail to weave in. Slide these stitches onto second spare needle and secure. Attach yarn to stitches on spare needle and knit from spare onto your regular needles. Work next row 21 times.

K3, (p1, k1) 4x, p1, k4 (16)

Now you will put them all back together. In the following row sn will stand for spare needle.

(k1, k1sn) 2x, (k1, p1sn, p1, k1sn) 6x, (k1, k1sn) 2x (32)

Neck portion. Work the next two rows for 18 inches. Make this part shorter or longer according to how you want it to fit your neck. I do not like anything tight on my neck.

Row 1) K3, (p2, k2) 6x, p2, k3 (32)
Row 2) k5, (p2, k2) 5x, p2, k5 (32)

Then work Row 1 one more time.

Row 1) K3, (p2, k2) 6x, p2, k3 (32)

Decrease to make the part that sits inside the loop.

(K2tog) 4x, (p2tog, k2tog) 4x, p2tog, (k2tog) 3x (16)

Work next row 21 times.

K4, (p1, k1) 4x, p1, k3 (16)

Increase for tab.

(k1fb) 16x (32)

Work next two rows six times each for a total of 12 rows.

Row 1) k3, (p2, k2) 6x, p2, k3 (32)
Row 2) k5, (p2, k2) 5x, p2, k5 (32)

Then work row 1 one more time.

Row 1) k3, (p2, k2) 6x, p2, k3 (32)

Work decreases to end of scarf.

Row 1) k2, k2tog, k1, (p2, k2) 5x, p2, k5 (31)
Row 2) k2, k2tog, p1, (k2, p2) 5x, k2, p1, k3 (30)
Row 3) k2, k2tog, (p2, k2) 5x, p2, k4 (29)
Row 4) k2, k2tog, (k2, p2) 5x, k5 (28)
Row 5) k2, k2tog, p1, (k2, p2) 5x, k3 (27)
Row 6) k2, k2tog, k1, (p2, k2) 4x, p2, k4 (26)
Row 7) k2, k2tog, (k2, p2) 4x, k2, p1, k3 (25)
Row 8) k2, k2tog, (p2, k2) 4x, p2, k3 (24)
Row 9) k2, k2tog, k1, (p2, k2) 3x, p2, k5 (23)
Row 10) k2, k2tog, p1, (k2, p2) 3x, k2, p1, k3 (22)
Row 11) k2, k2tog, (p2, k2) 3x, p2, k4 (21)
Row 12) k2, k2tog, (k2, p2) 3x, k5 (20)
Row 13) k2, k2tog, p1, (k2, p2) 3x, k3 (19)
Row 14) k2, k2tog, k1, (p2, k2) 2x, p2, k4 (18)
Row 15) k2, k2tog, (k2, p2) 2x, k2, p1, k3 (17)
Row 16) k2, k2tog, (p2, k2) 2x, p2, k3 (16)
Row 17) k2, k2tog, k1, p2, k2, p2, k5 (15)
Row 18) k2, k2tog, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, k3 (14)
Row 19) k2, k2tog, p2, k2, p2, k4 (13)
Row 20) k2, k2tog, k2, p2, k5 (12)
Row 21) k2, k2tog, p1, k2, p2, k3 (11)
Row 22) k2, k2tog, k1, p2, k4 (10)
Row 23) k2, k2tog, k2, p1, k3 (9)
Row 24) k2, k2tog, p2, k3 (8)
Row 25) k2, k2tog, k4 (7)
Row 26) k2, k2tog, k3 (6)
Row 27) k2, k2tog, k2 (5)
Row 28) k2, k2tog, k1 (4)
Row 29) k1, k2tog, k1 (3)
Row 30) K2tog, k1 (2)

Bind off and weave in ends.

K = knit
Kfb = knit in the front and back of the stitch
P = purl
() x = do the stitches inside the parentheses the number of times in front of the x
sl = slip
sn = spare needle
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
p2tog = purl 2 stitches together

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