Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Not on a Rolll- Knitting Machine Scarf

This scarf doesn't roll.. I knit this in a little over 2 hours on the knitting machine. It is composed of stripes in alternating rows of stockinette stitch and reverse stockinette stitch that change with each color. I used a worsted weight wool so that when I blocked the scarf it lays pretty flat without the rippling effect.

Machine: Singer 155, 110 needle bed machine.
(If you want to hand knit this scarf use a size 9 needle)
A garter bar
Tension: 7.1 ( gauge- 17 st = 4 inches)
This fabric is light and airy, not dense.
Yarn: Phildar superwash lenox 083 (any worsted wool yarn will work but it must be wool for blocking)I chose 3 colors but this can also be made in a solid color or with as many colors as you like.

Using the crochet cast on, cast on 42 stitches.(color 1)
Set row counter to "0"
Knit 10 rows. Cut yarn.
Use your garter bar to turn the knitting so that the knit stitches are facing you.
Change yarn (color2).
Knit 10 rows. Cut yarn
Use the garter bar to turn the knitting so that the knit stitches are facing you.
Change yarn (color3)Knit 10 rows.
Continue in this manner until the scarf is the length that you like.
I have a total of 25 stripes.
Cast off. I used a crochet cast off.
(For hand knitting, Cast on 42 stitches,* knit 10 rows st. st., change color, purl 10 rows, change color*. Repeat until the length that you want it. Cast off loosely.)
Tuck in ends.
Wash your scarf in cold water and smooth out the ripples.. let it dry.
My finished scarf measures 9"x49 1/2" after blocking.

This scarf will also work with larger stripes of stockinette and reverse stockinette and is a good stash buster. That will be my next scarf!


Bonnie said...

That's a beautiful scarf. I love the colors.

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

Thanks Bonnie!!

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