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Monday, October 22, 2007

Under Water



Materials:

- 2 skeins Naturally 12 ply wool (7 wpi) 152m/166yds. If substituting, make sure your yarn has a lot of body and spring.
- 1 pair 8mm (US11) knitting needles or needles that allow the scarf to pull in and remain soft with some drape.
- Tapestry needle


Pattern:

Cast on 24 sts

Row 1: K2, P2 across.
Row 2: K2, P2 across
Row 3: P2, K2 across
Row 4: P2, K2 across
Row 5: K1, *P2, K2* repeat *to* to last stitch, K1
Row 6: P1, *K2, P2* repeat *to* to last stitch, P1
Row 7: P2, K2 across
Row 8: P2, K2 across
Row 9: P1, *K2, P2* repeat *to* to last stitch, P1
Row 10: K1, *P2, K2* repeat *to* to last stitch, K1

Repeat Rows 1 - 10 to desired length.



Finished Dimensions:

Width - 13.5cm/5.25”, Length - 207cm/81.5” (just under 7’ if you use every bit of both skeins) before blocking.

I didn’t take gauge before starting. Using thinner yarns and smaller needles will give you a narrower and shorter scarf. Your needle size should be a few sizes larger than the recommended in order to keep the scarf from being too stiff. The recommended needles on Naturally 12 ply are 4.5mm to 5.5mm (US 7 - 9) and I used 8mm (US 11).


Pattern written by Dorothy Broderick - please don’t distribute without permission. You may not sell this pattern, but you may sell items made using it provided you agree to donate a minimum of five dollars of the profits to your local Heart Association.



I finished the wedding garter on time and I love how it turned out. Although if I was to do this stitch pattern again with beads, I would place them in the knit row below the one they are in and that way the bell shape would be more defined.

The wedding was beautiful and my friend is very happy which makes me happy. Her new husband loves her to bits and that is the absolutely best part.

Since this is a wedding garter, I won't be sharing the pattern. That way it will be her designer exclusive. ;) Don't that sound all fancy!

7 Comments:

  • The garter is beautiful! Good work :)

    By Blogger Jenn, at 11:18 AM, October 22, 2007  

  • Thanks for the pattern! It is just delightful. Perfect judgment on the garter - and it is indeed a keepsake.

    By Anonymous Suzanne, at 12:45 PM, October 22, 2007  

  • Beautiful garter and scarf! And thanks for sharing the scarf pattern. I've entered into the ISE and I'll give your pattern a go.

    By Blogger Maureen, at 2:35 PM, October 22, 2007  

  • Thanks for the scarf pattern! I'll have to add that to my queue. The garter is lovely!

    By Blogger Sus, at 4:17 PM, October 22, 2007  

  • Beautiful garter- and the right decision! I really like the scarf too.

    By Blogger marit, at 4:22 PM, October 22, 2007  

  • What a beautiful garter - and such a fantastic gift, especially that it is one of a kind.

    Finally caught up on reading your blog - phew! You have been busy -- look at all the amazing projects you have done in two months (or worked on). Really - you are quite a champion knitter.

    I am sorry the job hunt is proving so trying for you. I think you are right to hold out for a better job and not go back to store/rest. work -- that is so hard on your body for such low pay.

    I am relieved to hear that your Father-in-law is doing better- and that he may not need major surgery. Thank goodness.

    Your girly is adorable and I love seeing how often you and she go exploring/walking together outdoors. That is wonderful - how fun to go at night too.

    You take such gorgeous nature pictures - do you have tricks to share?

    Hope you get your good camera back soon.

    It is rainy, rainy, rainy here but coooold - so I am taking a close look at your Not a Plain Jane (great name btw).

    By Blogger Miss Scarlett, at 4:47 PM, October 22, 2007  

  • Thanks for the pattern, I love it, it's already in my Ravelry que and I bought yarn yesterday LOL

    By Blogger Barb, at 10:11 AM, October 23, 2007  

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