Magic Stripe Hot Pad or Scarf by Sara H. Baldwin
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Magic Stripe Hot Pad or Scarf

Knitting
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
about 7 inches square
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The magic about this pattern is that the stripes are vertical on one side, and horizontal on the other! This slip stitch pattern may seem a bit fussy at first, but it is easily memorized after a few rows.

This makes a nice thick hotpad if worked in worsted weight cotton, but with wool and larger needles it is a striking and unique scarf! The scarf In the bottom two photos used #8 needles and 31 stitches for a scarf 4.75 inches wide. The yarn is Knitpicks Chroma Worsted.

I have also made this hot pad in wool, and then felted it (if you do it this way, be sure to add extra length before felting!).