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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pattern: Ozark Leafy Scarf

2 Skeins Ozark Handspun Yarn
1 Skein cashmere
1 Pair US Size 35 Knitting Needles
1 set US Size 8 double pointed needles (Optional: Wonder Knitter by Clover)

INSTRUCTIONS: Using Ozark Handspun yarn and Size 35 needles, cast on 8 sts. Knit until both skeins of Ozark have been used.
Using the double pointed needles or the Wonder Knitter and the cashmere yarn, knit the i-cord to 2 3/4 yds long. Use the remaining cashmere to make the leaves small, medium and large.
Large Leaf: Cast on 5 sts.
Row 1: RS, K2, yo, k1, yo, k2 (7 sts.)
Row 2 and all WS rows, purl.
Row 3: K3, yo, k1, yo, k3 (9 sts.)
Row 5: K4, yo, k1, yo, k4 (11 sts)
Row 7: K5, yo, k1, yo, k4 (13 sts)
Row 9: Ssk, k9, k2tog (11 sts)
Row 11: Ssk, k7, k2tog (9 sts)
Row 13: Ssk, k5, k2tog (7 sts)
Row 15: Ssk, k3, k2tog (5 sts)
Row 17: Ssk, k1, k2tog (3 sts)
Row 19: Sl1, k2tog, psso (1 st) Bind off.
Medium Leaf: Cast on 5 sts. Follow directions for large leaf rows 1-6, then skip to rows 11-19.
Small Leaf: Cast on 5 sts. Follow directions for large leaf rows 1-2, then skip to rows 15-19.
FINISHING: Place i-cord on scarf as though it were a vine. Pin in place and sew with thread.
Place leaves next to cord and sew in place. Vary the sizes and number of leaves. See photo.

Designed by Carol Porter for Ozark Handspun, November 2007

Printing Instructions: To print click Ozark Leafy Scarf.

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