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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Do It Yourself

An era of DIY’ers has emerged, not just as a popular cable network, but as a way for people to express themselves.   It will make you feel as you have accomplished something.  You feel proud for trying something.   Try a new yarn or a new pattern.  Take a class – learn something new.  Experiment with color.

Our Hand Dyed – Trabajos Del Peru, 100 % Fine Merino Wool, is a perfect yarn!  I just love the subtle texture and the color – OMG – just beautiful.  Try this 2 skein cabled scarf!

Trabajos Del Peru - F260

Trabajos Del Peru - F260

Materials:
2-100g Hanks of Trabajos Del Peru.
Size:
Approx 7 x 62”
Knitting Needles:
US 10 needles, cable needle.
Gauge:
14 sts = 4” measured over st st.

RC Sl 2 sts to cn and hold to back, k2, k2 from cn.

Cast on 30 sts
Knit 4 rows.
Then begin pattern:
Row 1: K2, *(p1, k4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end p1, k2.
Row 2:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 3:  K2, *(p1, RC, p1, k4); repeat from * once more, end p1, RC, p1, k2.
Row 4:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 5: K2, *(p1, k4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end p1, k2.
Row 6:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 7: K2, *(p1, k4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end p1, k2.
Row 8:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 9: K2, *(p1, k4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end p1, k2.
Row 10:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 11: K2, *(p1, k4, p1, RC); repeat from * once more, end p1, k4, p1, k2.
Row 12:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 13: K2, *(p1, k4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end p1, k2.
Row 14:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 15: K2, *(p1, k4, p1, RC); repeat from * once more, end p1, k4, p1, k2.
Row 16:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 17: K2, *(p1, k4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end p1, k2.
Row 18:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 19: K2, *(p1, k4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end p1, k2.
Row 20:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 21: K2, *(p1, k4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end p1, k2.
Row 22:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 23:  K2, *(p1, RC, p1, k4); repeat from * once more, end p1, RC, p1, k2.
Row 24:  K2, *(k1, p4); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3.

Repeat rows 1-24 until total length is about 60”, or until almost out of yarn, ending with a row 23.  Knit 4 rows.  Bind off loosely knitwise.  Weave in all ends.

Note:  When working with hand-dyed yarns, for best results, alternate skeins every few rows (work 2 rows with 1 hank, 2 rows with another).  Do not cut yarn, just carry up side of work.
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