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Skull Scarf

Skull Scarf

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Various Knitting Patterns & Tutorials
Various Knitting Patterns & Tutorials

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Published by: Craftsman33 on Apr 30, 2008
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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 66 inches in length before felting. Approximately 60 inches after felting.Materials: Classic Elite Lush [50% Angora, 50% Wool; 124yd/111m per 50g skein]; color: Cream #4416; 2 skeins. 1 setUS #8/5mm needles. Stitch holder or spare needle. Tapestry needle. Sharp scissors.GAUGE: 22 stitches and 24 rows= 4 inches in stockinette stitch before felting.Pattern Note: [Knitty's list of standard abbreviations can be found here] To make the skulls identical, the scarf is knit intwo pieces from the skulls up and then grafted together at the middle. Since I don't like long scarves, I designed a finishedlength of about 60 inches. If you prefer longer scarves or just hate the idea of have left-over yarn, continue knitting eachhalf until close to the end of each skein; just be sure to leave about one yard for grafting the two sides together. If yousubstitute yarns, be careful to check that the yarn you choose felts properly. In some cases, white yarns and other lightcolors may not felt as well (or at all) as dark colors in the same brand.Directions For Skull Scarf~Skull: CO 14 sts. Rows 1-8: Work in stockinette st. Row 9 [RS]: K1, m1, k tolast st, m1, k1. 16 sts. Row 10 [WS]: P. Row 11 [RS]:[K1, m1] twice, k to last 2 sts, [m1, k1] twice. 20 sts.Row 12 [WS]: P. Rows 13 & 14: Work as for Rows11 & 12. 24 sts. Nose: Row 15 [RS]: K1, m1, k9, BO 4 sts, k to last st,m1, k1. Row 16 [WS]: P11, yo 3 times, p to end of row. 25 sts. Row 17 [RS]: K1, m1, k9, k2tog, yo, k1(in center yo), yo, ssk, k9, m1, k1. 27 sts. Row 18[WS]: P11, p2tog, k1, p2tog tbl, p to end. 25 sts. Row19 [RS]: K1, m1, k9, m1, k2tog, drop next st from leftneedle, yo twice, ssk, m1, k to last st, m1, k1. 28 sts.Row 20 [WS]: P12, m1, p2tog, p2tog tbl, m1, p toend. 28 sts.Eyes: Row 21 [RS]: K1, m1, [k6, k2tog, yo twice,ssk] twice, k to last st, m1, k1. 30 sts. Row 22 [WS]:P8, p2tog, yo twice, p2tog tbl, p6, p2tog, yo twice, p2tog tbl, p to end. Row 23 [RS]: K7, k2tog, yo, k1, p1, yo, ssk, k4, k2tog, yo, k1, p1, yo, ssk, k to end. 30sts. Row 24 [WS]: P7, p2tog, k2, p2tog tbl, p4, p2tog,k2, p2tog tbl, p to end. 26 sts. Row 25 [RS]: K8, yo,k2, yo, k6, yo, k2, yo, k to end. 30 sts. Row 26 [WS]:P all sts. Row 27 [RS]: K9, drop next 2 sts from leftneedle, yo twice, k8, drop next 2 sts from left needle,yo twice, k to end. 30 sts. Row 28 [WS]: P10, [k1, p9]twice. Rows 29 & 30: Work in stockinette st.Shape Top of Skull: Row 31 [RS]: K1, ssk, k to last 3sts, k2tog, k1. Row 32 [WS]: P all sts. Repeat these 2rows 3 times more. 22 sts rem. Next Row [RS]: K3,yo, k2tog, k to last 5 sts, ssk, yo, k3. Next Row [WS]:P6, [yo, p2tog, p1] 4 times, p4. Scarf: Work instockinette st until work measures 33 inches, or half of desired length. Place sts on st holder or spareneedle.* Repeat from * to * once more.Finishing: Graft the two halves together usingKitchener stitch; for directions, see the KnittySummer '04 Techniques with Theresa. Weave in ends.Begin fulling the scarf by hand until the fabric isuniformly firm and the stitches are only slightlydistinct. I used a dollop of mild soap, lots of rubbing,and alternating immersions in hot and cold water.Once the fabric is firm, use sharp scissors to cut thethreads running across the eye and nose openings oneach skull. If necessary, carefully cut any straggling bits around the openings to even them out. You can

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