Thursday, November 24, 2011

Jour de Neige Scarf

It's a snow day today! And what better to do on a snow day then stay home, get bundled up, and knit a scarf? 

This is a lovely unisex pattern that I made to knit my Father a scarf for Christmas. It features lovely opposing horseshoe cables, with a timid moss stitch trim and fringes on the end. So, open your blinds, watch the snow fall, and knit away :) 

Jour be Neige Scarf 
US 8 5 mm straight needles 
measuring tape 
darning needle 
cable needle

I used Bernat Wool Blend Natural Blends yarn. You will need aproximately 200 grams of wool, depending on the length of your scarf and fringe. You can use any medium weight yarn or needles needed to obtain gauge. 

Gauge: 2'' (height) x 1.5'' (width) = 12 stitches over the 12 stitches in horseshoe cable pattern

P= Purl 
K= Knit 
C6F= slip 3 stitches onto a cable needle and hold to front of work, knit 3 stitches, then knit the three stitches off the cable needle.
C6B= slip 3 stitches onto a cable needle and hold to back of work, knit 3 stitches, then knit the three stitches off the cable needle.

CAST ON 33 sts. 
Round 1: P1, K1, P1, K12, P1, K1, P1, K12, P1, K1, P1 
Round 2: P1, K2, P12, K3, P12, K2, P1
Round 3: same as Round 1
Round 4: same as Round 2 
Round 5: same as Round 1 
Round 6: same as Round 2 
Round 7: P1, K1, P1, C6F, C6B, P1, K1, P1, C6B, C6F, P1, K1, P1
Round 8: Same as Round 2 

Repeat this pattern until scarf measures about 67 inches or to desired length. Finished by knitting Round 1-3, then binding off on Round 4. You may want to block your scarf, as it may roll a small bit. Then, it's time for your fringe (this step in optional.)

Cut three pieces of yarn about 14''. This will make fringe about 6.5'' long. If you want you fringe shorter or longer, this is up to you. 

Fold your yarn in half. 

Find a hole between stitches a few rows up from your cast on edge. This is where you'll insert your fringe. 

Take the loop end of your fringe and insert it into the hole you found between your stitches. Make sure you insert it from the right side. Make sure the ends of your fringe stay even, so one end of the yarn isn't much longer then the other.

Bring the loose end and put it through the loop. Pull tight and then... 

You have a fringe! I always start with the edges and work my way in :) 

This way, I know how much room. On this scarf, there's room for 9 fringes on this scarf :) 

Your ends may bit a little uneven. Just trim off the very end bits. It's okay if there are lots of uneven bits in your fringe. 

And there you go! Scarf is done :D 

Enjoy your jour be neige scarf! 

***November 5th Update***
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1 comment:

  1. It's so pretty, and written out! I love this, thank you!