Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Twist Scarf

A wonderful friend of mine deserved a pretty scarf. Fuzzy yarn in hand, I set out to find a nice pattern. This one looked nice. Do not be fooled. I usually like Bernat, but this is one of the most confusing patterns I've ever followed. It frustrated me so much that I completely re-wrote it! The following is my version of the pattern. Note that I did not create this pattern, I just adapted it.

To make this scarf you will work all of the way around the foundation chain without turning, with right side facing the whole way. The effect will be like a long oval or a link chain with fans going all the way around it. For this reason, instead of rows there will be “steps”.

sc=single crochet, ch=chain, sk=skip, sl st=slip stitch, yo=yarn over, dtr=double treble

Make a foundation chain of 186.

Step 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook. *Ch 3, skip next 3 ch stitches, 1 sc in next ch stitch* Repeat from * across entire chain. This has created a new base chain. Most of the stitches will be made into the large gaps.

Step 2: This step will create the fan at one end of the scarf. Ch 8, sl st into 3rd ch from the hook. This will count as the first dtr with picot. *Ch 1, yarn over 4 times, insert hook into the first sc at the end of the original foundation chain, yo and pull a loop through. You now have 6 loops on your hook. Yo and pull through 2 loops, repeat 5 times. This has created the dtr. Ch 3, sl st in top of dtr. This has created the picot.* Repeat from * 8 times for a total of 9 dtr with picots.

Step 3: Do not turn. You will work across the other side of your new base chain. *Sk next ch 3 gap, 3 sc in next ch 3 gap, sk next ch 3 gap, dtr with picot into next ch 3 gap 9 times* Repeat across until you get to the last two ch 3 gaps.

Step 4: Sk next ch 3 gap, 1 sc in ch between gaps, sk last gap. Dtr with picot 9 times into last sc of the original foundation chain, creating the fan at the other end of the scarf.

Step 5: You will continue around, now working across the other side of the work. *Sk next ch 3 gap, 3 sc in next ch 3 gap, sk next ch 3 gap, dtr with picot into next ch 3 gap 9 times* Repeat across until you get to the last two ch 3 gaps.

Step 6: Sk next ch 3 gap, 1 sc in ch between gaps, sk last gap. Join with sl st in 5th ch of ch 8 that was created at the beginning of step 2 (the very first dtr). Fasten off and weave in ends. 



It kinda reminds me of DNA. I like it.

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