Friday, July 10, 2009

The Whispering Tundra Scarf

''The Whispering Tundra Scarf''

Knit from 100% pure qiviut 2 ply lace weight yarn.This is one of the first scarves i made and fell in love with the soft qiviut yarn.The simple design makes for easy knitting on the go.  Knit with a repeat lace stitch that's easy to remember.
       The beads are added to the hem strung in groups of 3 so they hang down over the edge and beads are added in a random fashion over the rest of the scarf again in groups of 3.

I have knit scarf twice. The very first time i knit with lace weight 2ply qiviut on a 5mm needle, follow the pattern below on 5mm's . The lace was very open and floaty
(i think i prefer it that way) the second time i knit it using 3.75mm gives a closer stitch that is more defined and firmer but requires 3 balls-66 grams or 480 yards.
If you want a floaty open lace then 5mm's is the way to go !

Supplies: 44 grams - 2 balls of lace weight qiviut-you can use our 'magical qiviut'' yarn or ANY of our 2ply lace weight blends. To see our yarns vistit our
 Has to be a 2ply lace weight though to get the same lacey effect !

1 pair of 5.00 mm straight needles.

Size 6 pony beads- 4gram bag.

To begin: cast on 37 sts. scarf will measure about 8'' inches wide.

Rows 1-4 Knit.

5Th Row: (rs):k1,*(k2tog)twice,(yf,k1) 3 times,yf,(sl1,k1,psso)twice,k1;rep from * to end.

6th Row:purl.

Repeat rows 5 and 6 a total of 3 times more.

Then rep all 12 rows until all your yarn is used up.
Leave a small amount for the Bind/cast off.
Sew in any loose ends. Apply beads as you like for your own personal touch!

ABBREVIATIONS: yf=yarn forward at front of needle.
(k2tog)Twice=knit the next 2 sts together twice.
(yf,k1)3 times=yarn forward at the front of needle(lay yarn over top of needle),then knit the next stitch.
(sl1,k1,psso)twice=slip the next st to opposite needle without knitting it,then knit the next st,then pass the lipped st over the stitch just worked,do this twice.

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