Pick Me Up by Faye Kennington

Pick Me Up

September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
462 yards (422 m)
The finished scarf is 68½”/174cm long and 12½”/32cm deep at the middle.
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This peppy scarf includes some of my colourwork favourites: single row stripes, speckled yarn and a punchy multi-colour combo with some of my favourite techniques: buttonhole lace, a little short row shaping, the simplest mosaic stitch pattern ever, and of course, picking up stitches!

The result is project that was fun to work and a pretty finished object. As a knitter, that’s my favourite kind of pick me up.

The finished scarf is 68½”/174cm long and 12½”/32cm deep at the middle.

Yarn: Polka Dot Sheep Stumptown DK, 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 231y/ 212m; 3.5oz/ 100g. Amounts needed: 231y/ 212m 3.5oz/ 100g of MC, plus 58y/53m 0.9oz/ 25g of each CC1, CC2, CC3 & CC4. Sample shown in Grand Prismatic (MC), Glacier Chaser (CC1), Beargrass (CC2), Spinel (CC3) and Cornice (CC4).

US 6 (4mm) 40”/100cm circular needle, and, optionally, DPNs for comfort on smaller sections, or needle size necessary to obtain gauge; stitch markers; tapestry needle.

20 sts/25 rows over 4”/10cm in stockinette.

BO – Bind off sts: K2, slip furthest of the 2 sts on right hand needle over and off st closest to needle tip, k1; rep from until the number of sts specified have been decreased – 1 st will remain on right-hand needle
CC – Contrast Colour
Cdd – Centered double decrease: Sl2, k1, pass 2 sl sts over– 2 sts decreased
CO – Cast on using backwards loop cast on
Dec - Decrease
DPN(s) – Double Pointed Needle(s)
Inc – increase
K – Knit
K2tog – Knit 2 together- 1 st decreased
M1 – Increase by 1 st
MC – Main Colour
P – Purl
PU – Pick up
Rep – Repeat
RS – Right Side
Sl – Slip stitch purlwise
St(s) – Stitch(es)
W&t – Wrap and turn: on subsequent rows, pick up and work wraps together with the stitch formerly wrapped to eliminate holes
WS – Wrong Side
Wyif – With yarn in front
Wyib – With yarn in back