When I grow up, one of my hopes and dreams is to be an alpaca farmer. My ultimate plan is to run the Noah’s Ark of magic farms. I will have two alpaca, two cows, two sheepsies, couple of cashmere goats, angora rabbits, Fiberous Joys! James said he’s cool with all the animals as long as I do all the cleaning after them.. Eh, we’ll see how that goes.
Here’s what I used:
1 pair of 24″ knitting needles in size 10.5
2 pretty little stitch markers
1 darn useful darning needle
1 beyond soft skein of Cascade Eco Duo in grey and charcoal
What’s my gauge again?
5 sts / inch (gauge is not super important with this project)
Here’s how I did it:
CO 3 sts
Row 1: knit into front and back of first stitch, k, knit in front and back of final stitch (4 sts)
Rows 2-14: rep row 1 (17 sts at ent of row 14)
Row 15 (RS): sl as if to knit, k7, pm, yo, k, yo, pm, knit to end
Row 16: sl first st, k until first marker, p until second marker, k until end
Row 17: sl first st, k up to center stitch, yo, k, yo, k until end (beyond the 8 sts for your border, the number of stitches between the markers and the center stitch will increase by one with every odd row. For example, for this row you will have 1 st between the marker and the center stitch, for row 19 you will have 2.)
Rep rows 16-17 until your scarf is about 2 inches shy of the size you would like ending after completing a wrong side row (I stopped at 108 sts)
RS: slip first st as if to knit, knit in front and back of second stitch, knit until last two stitches, knit in front and back of next stitch, knit last stitch.
WS: Knit even across
Repeat these two rows 8 times (ending after a WS row)
Now that you’ve finished your Farmer Scarf, wrap it ’round your neck and go tend to your flock!