Hooded Scarf

You will need to use garter or seed stitch on the scarf section to keep the edges from curling. If you use a textured yarn like Twirl, garter stitch will work well. With a simple yarn, a seed stitch, alternating knits and purls horizontally and vertically, will provide a nice pattern. Directions: Loosely cast on 195 stitches using a cabled cast-on. Cabled Cast On: Make a slip knot on left hand needle. Slip right hand needle through loop and pull yarn through as if to knit and place new loop on left needle. Put right needle tip between the two stitches on the left needle and pull yarn through as if to knit. Place new loop on left hand needle. Slip right needle tip between last two stitches on the left needle, pull yarn through as if to knit and place new loop on left hand needle. Continue until you have cast on the number of stitches you need. Scarf Section: Knit 8 rows in garter or use your favorite seed stitch pattern. Hood Shaping Section: Row 1: K 111 stitches, turn Row 2: K back 28 stitches in pattern, turn Row 3: K back 27 stitches in pattern, knit or purl 2 together in pattern to close gap caused by turn, turn Row 4 - 6: Repeat Row 3 Row 7: K back 27 stitches in pattern, K or P 2 together in pattern to close gap caused by turn, PM and then continue on to end of row (scarf ) in pattern Row 8: Loosely CO stitches up to marker, remove marker, K1 stitch and use it for one more cast off stitch, K 26 stitches, K or P 2 together in pattern to close gap caused by turn, K1 to begin loosely casting off stitches to the end of the row. Be sure that you have left 28 stitches on the needle for the back half of the hood. Hood Section: Set up round: With a new strand of yarn and a circular needle or set of double points, K across the 28 hood stitches, PM after the first 14 stitches. You will notice that one edge of the 28 stitches will look a bit more loose than the other since it was not part of the binding off of the scarf section. If you begin your knitting there, you can use the tail to tighten up that section later. Using a backward loop, cast on 28 stitches. Backward Loop Cast On: Connect the round and continue to the marker to finish the first round. Round 2: K around knitting into the back of the cast on stitches. From now on you will be knitting every stitch (stockinette fabric) as you knit the hood. Short Rows - Short rows are a technique for adding extra height in your fabric by sneaking in extra rows. In the case of this hood, we want to give ourselves plenty of

Finished Size: Scarf section approximately 2 ½" x 86" Hood section approximately woman’s medium Yarn: Knit Picks Twirl (69% Superfine Alpaca, 28% Wool, 3% Nylon; 73 yds/100 gm ball): Plum 23681, 3 balls. Needles Size 11 (8.0 mm): 16" circular or DPN for hood section, 24" circular for scarf section Gauge: 2.5 sts = 1" on size 11needles, or size necessary to obtain gauge.

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fabric for the curling of the front of the hood. Round 3 (Short Row): K around up to 3 stitches before the marker. Move the yarn to the front of your work. Slip the next stitch to the right hand needle. Move yarn to back and slip stitch back to left needle. Turn your work. Keeping the wrapped stitch loose as you purl the first stitch, purl back up to 3 stitches before the marker. Move the yarn to the back. Slip the stitch from the left needle to the right. Bring the yarn to the front and slip the stitch back to the left needle. Turn your work. Keeping the wrapped stitch loose as you knit the first stitch, knit back to the first wrapped stitch. Move the wrapped stitch to the right hand needle. Pick up the wrap with the tip of the right hand needle. Move both stitches back to the left hand needle and knit them together. Continue to marker. Round 4: K to wrapped stitch. Treat as the previous wrapped stitch. Continue with the round. Rounds 5 - 6: K Rounds 7 -8: Repeat Rounds 3 - 4 Short Row sequence Continue knitting rounds until hood section measures 4". Decrease Section: Round 1: *K6, K2Tog * repeat between astericks to end of round Round 2: K Round 3: *K5, K2Tog * repeat between astericks to end of round Round 4: K Round 5: * K4, K2Tog * repeat between astericks to end of round

Round 6: K Round 7: * K3, K2Tog * repeat between astericks to end of round Round 8: K Round 9: * K2, K2Tog * repeat between astericks to end of round Round 10: K Round 11: * K1, K2Tog * repeat between astericks to end of round Round 12: * K2Tog * repeat between astericks to end of round Cut yarn and draw through the last 7 stitches and tighten up.

Abbreviations
“ () * ** alt approx beg bet BO CC cm cn

inches rep instructions bet ( )’s as many times as noted afterward rep instructions foll single * as directed rep instructions bet * * as many times as noted after alternate approximately begin/beginning between bind off contrast color centimeter(s) cable needle

CO cont dec dpn foll Inst inc K, k k2tog kwise LH M1 MC mm ndl(s) P, p p2tog

cast on continue decrease(es) double pointed needle(s) follow(s)(ing) instructions increase(es) knit knit two sts together knitwise left hand make one stitch main color millimeter(s) needle(s) purl purl 2 sts together

pm prev psso

place marker previous pass slipped stitch over pwise purlwise rem remain(ing) rep repeat Rev st st reverse stockinette stitch RH right hand rnd(s) round(s) RS right side skp sl, k, psso (1 st dec) sk2p sl 1, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over k2tog (2 sts dec) sl slip sl st slip stitch(es)

sl1k sl1p ssk sssk st st sts tbl tfl tog WS wyib wyif yd(s) yfwd yo

slip 1 kwise slip 1 pwise sl, sl, k these 2 sts tog (1 st dec) sl, sl, sl, k these 3 sts tog (2 sts dec) stockinette stitch stitch(es) through back loop through front loop together wrong side with yarn in back with yarn in front yard(s) yarn forward yarn over

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