Twice Knit Scarf

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Copyright ©Mel Clark 2008

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I made this scarf with my leftovers of Koigu KPM and KPPPM which were just too beautiful to discard and too small to make anything substantial. First the yarn is made into I-cord, then knit on a large needle. In making the I-cord you are, in effect, making your own yarn. The result is a funky scarf that changes colour in unexpected ways. You could use any yarn, but it is important to use a large needle and keep the stitches loose, first in making the I-cord and also when you knit the I-cord into a scarf. I used the Veil Stitch from Barbara Walker’s Treasury of Knitting Patterns. It makes an elongated, twisted stitch with plenty of air so that the scarf is very light.

To make it, follow the “How to knit I-cord” tutorial in the Lessons menu, and when you have a substantial length (approx 80 metres), knit the scarf on size 12mm needles.

Here’s how to knit Veil Stitch. Cast on 5 stitches.

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1.(below) Slide the working needle into the stitch as if to knit. Take the yarn around the needle as if to knit.

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2. Take the yarn UNDER then OVER the Left needle.

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3.Take the yarn around the working needle as if to knit ONCE AGAIN.

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4. Catch this last loop and draw it up and onto the working needle.

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5. Slide the stitch off the Left needle. The stitch will be double in length, and twisted.

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