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August 2010 - Garden Furrows Scarf

Since it is summer and I am in the garden so much of the time I thought that this was an appropriate name for this pattern. It is very easy to do, easy to remember and gives a reversible piece of knitting that has some interest, is not too dense or stiff and goes along fairly quickly.

Materials used:
50 gram skein of Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool (col # 71 , Fluorite Blue) 175m., 45% wool, 35% silk, 20% nylon.
4 mm needles. Sample knit is 47" long and 5" wide.

Please note that ANY yarn can be used to make this scarf, alter the needle size and number of stitches accordingly. The pattern is a multiple of 4 plus 2 edge stitches at each side of the scarf (total of 4).

Abbreviations: yo Yarn over (see note below)
P2tog Purl 2 together

NOTE: yo's (yarn over's) are done a little differently before a purl stitch. Take yarn back from work, between the 2 needles to the front, then down behind the right needle and back out between the 2 needles to the front of the rt needle again so that you can purl the next 2 sts together.

Cast on 32 sts and knit 2 rows.

**For a lovely edge on the scarf, slip the first st of every row as if to knit, and purl the last st of every row.**

Begin pattern: K2 (or slip as if to knit 1st stitch, knit 1) *k1, yo, p2tog, k1* repeat from * to last 2 sts, knit 2 (or knit 1 purl 1).

Repeat this every row until most of the yarn is used up or you have the desired length, knit 2 rows, cast off. Block. (Wet in Eucalan & warm water, roll in towel to absorb extra moisture, lay flat to dry.) - Heather Tunnah