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Knit the "Manly" Scarf!

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Manly Scarf

Yarn: 3 skeins of Noro Silk Garden (45% Silk/45% Mohair/10% Wool), 50 gr/100 meters in a "Manly" color.
Or any worsted weight yarn; about 330 yards. Perfect for hand-dyed yarns!

Needles: US size 9

Gauge: 15 stitches and 24 rows to 4" in pattern.

Size: One size fits all, approximately 7-1/2" x 54".

Notes and abbreviations:
K1 = knit one
P1 = purl one
S1 = slip one as if to purl
yib = with yarn held in back
yif = with yarn held in front
RS = right side
WS = wrong side

Pattern stitch (6 stitch repeat):
Rows 1 through 4: *knit 3 (K3), purl 3 (P3)*, repeat from * to * 4 times
Rows 5 through 8: *purl 3 (P3), knit 3 (K3)*, repeat from * to * 4 times
Repeat rows 1 through 8 until desired length.

Border stitch:
Row 1: *K1, P1* to end.
Row 2: *P1, K1* to end.
You will be knitting the purled stitches (bump facing you), and purling the knit stitches (no bump facing you). Do not make a rib.

Detail of Manly ScarfDirections: Cast on 32 stitches.
Border:

Row 1 (RS):
S1 yif (slip one as if to purl with yarn in front), *P1, K1*, to last stitch, P1.
Row 2 (WS):
S1 yib, *K1, P1*, repeat to last stitch, K1.
Rows 3 through 6:
Repeat rows 1 and 2.
Scarf Body: Note - continue
to work the first and last 4 stitches of every row in border stitch as described. Remember to always slip the first stitch of every row. This gives a nice, neat chain stitch on the edge of the scarf.
Rows 7 & 9:
S1 yif, P1, K1, P1, *K3, P3*, repeat from * to * 4 times (4 stitches left on left needle), K1, P1, K1, P1.
Rows 8 & 10:
S1 yib, K1, P1, K1, *K3, P3*, repeat from * to * 4 times (4 stitches left on left needle), P1, K1, P1, K1.
Rows 11 & 13:
S1 yif, P1, K1, P1, *P3, K3*, repeat from * to * 4 times (4 stitches left on left needle), K1, P1, K1, P1.
Rows 12 & 14:
S1 yib, K1, P1, K1, *P3, K3*, repeat from * to * 4 times (4 stitches left on left needle), P1, K1, P1, K1.
Repeat rows 7 through 14 until you are almost out of yarn. Finish a pattern block, ending in row 10 or row 14 and work 6 rows of border stitch. Bind off.

I always wet finish (hand wash and dry flat) and lightly steam my finished knitted pieces, this allows the stitches to "settle" and helps your work hold itís shape as well as softening up the yarn.

Have Fun and be Colorful!

             
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