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THE BIG SKINNY


A SEMI-CIRCULAR SCARF IN GARTER STITCH FOR
BEGINNERS

YOU'LL NEED

INSTRUCTIONS

YARN: Kenzie DK by Hikoo (50%

SHAWL: With MC, CO 3 sts

New Zealand merino, 25% nylon,


10% angora, 10% alpaca, 5% silk
noils; 50g/160 yds) MC: 2 skeins
1018 Seal, CC: 1 skein 1022
Ruapahu
NEEDLES: 4.50mm circular needle
with minimum 32 cable
TOOLS/NOTIONS: Tapestry needle
for weaving in ends.

Next row: Knit.


Next row: (K1, yo) 4 times, k1 (4 sts inc)9 sts.
Next row: Knit.
Shawl Shaping:
Row 1 (RS): K2, (yo)twice, (k1, yo) 2 times, k to last 4
sts, (yo, k1) 2 times, (yo)twice, k2 (8 sts inc.)
Next row and all WS rows: Knit, working k 1 into the
first yarn-over and p1 into the second yarn-over.

GAUGE: 20 sts and 48 rows = 4/10

Continue to increase in this manner until there are 297

cm in garter st after blocking.

sts ending with a WS row.

FINISHED SIZE: 54 straight


across upper edge, Depth: 8 (after
blocking)
CONSTRUCTION:
Semi-circular scarf is worked
in garter stitch (knit every
row) from the top down with
8 stitches increased every RS

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Set-up row: (RS) K1, yo, k1, yo, k1 (2 sts inc)5 sts

Border: With CC, work as follows:


Eyelet Row: K 2, * k2, yo * repeat to last 3 sts, end k 3
Next Row: Sl 1 wyif, without moving yarn to back, knit
the next stitch creating a natural yarn over, knit to end
of row working the yarn over and the last stitch
together as one stitch.
Continue to work in this manner until 7 garter ridges
have been worked (14 rows in total)
Bind off using the Elastic Bind-Off (see Special

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row.
SPECIAL STITCHES:
ELASTIC BIND-OFF: K2, *insert

Stitches)
Finishing:
Weave in ends and wet block to dimensions.

left needle into front of both sts on


the right needle from left to right
and knit the two sts together
throught the back loops, k1* Repeat.
NOTES

CLICK HERE for Standard Abbreviations


**Please direct pattern and knitting questions to cheryl@littlechurchknits.com for fastest results. Please
do not post knitting questions in the blog comments. Thanks!

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