With yarn leftover from my sampler scarf, I have completed my contribution to the Orphan Foundation of America's Red Scarf Project 2007. I found out about the project from the Now Norma Knits blog. You should go see the galleries of other red scarves made for the project. No, really, go now. I can wait.
I was right, huh? The scarves are supposed to be at least five inches wide, but mine is four and a half. It's way taller than I am, though, so I hope the length will make up for its sveltness.
My scarf uses what the 365 Knitting Stitches a Year Perpetual Calendar calls the Eyelet stitch. Of course the stitch is written for knitting needles, but I converted it for the rake loom. I wanted to make a sophisticated looking .pdf of the pattern I concocted for this scarf, but my life is not permitting that right now. So below is a rough version of the pattern. Enjoy!
And, oh! If you are the recipient of the scarf I made and want to give me a shout out, I've got my hearing aids on.
Loom Used: Decor Accents Infinity Rake Loom, small gauge (only 20 pegs required, so a smaller small gauge loom would be more manageable)
Yarn: Coats and Clark TLC Essentials, Ranch Red. Less than one skein
Notions: knitting tool, crochet hook, row counter, scissors
Abbreviations: K = knit, P = purl, YO = yarn over, K2tog = knit two together, rep = repeat
Skills: Chain cast on, flat knit stitch, purl stitch, yarning over, knitting two together, single crochet bind off. To watch videos on these techniques, please visit loomknit.com.
Cast on 20 stitches. (I cast on from right to left.)
Rows 1, 3, 5: Knit
Rows 2, 4, 6: Purl
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: K3, *YO, K2tog, K1; rep from * to last five pegs, YO, K2tog, K3
Row 9: P3, K to the last three pegs, P3
Row 10: Knit
Row 11: P3, K to the last three pegs, P3
Rows 12-431: Rep Rows 8-11 (or 105 more sets of Rows 8-11)
Row 432: Rep Row 8
Row 433: Rep Row 7
Rows 434, 436, 438: Purl
Rows 435, 437, 439: Knit
Bind off with Single Crochet Bind Off
Weave in tails as needed.