Walking Miss Daisy by Knitwise Design

Walking Miss Daisy

August 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
600 yards (549 m)
One size, easily altered length.
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The perfect scarf for that early morning walk - with or without your favorite pooch. Deep pockets hold essentials, and the cozy hood is flattering worn either up or down. It is formed with a little short row shaping and grafting for a totally seamless and stretchy fit. Garter stitch, i-cord, and ribbing, in bulky weight yarn, provide some classic comfort knitting with quick results.

This design is suitable for knitters who are comfortable with knitting, purling, decreasing and picking up stitches on an edge. The short rows are explained in the pattern directions and a special techniques page describes the increases, i-cord, and grafting. The pattern is four pages long and has been test knit and professionally tech edited to be clear and free of errors.

Sizes: One size fits most women.

Finished Measurements:
Scarf width at pockets: 8 in/ 20.5 cm
Length: 63 in/ 160 cm, easily variable
Hood depth: 8 1/2 in/ 21.5 cm
Hood height: 11 1/2 in/ 29 cm

Gauge: 13 sts and 28 rows/ 4 in / 10 cm over garter stitch.

What You Need:

  • 12 oz/ 340 g, approximately 490 yds / 448 m of bulking weight yarn in main color.
  • 2 1/2 oz/ 71 g, approximately 102 yds/ 93 m of bulky weight yarn in contrasting color. Sample shown used Plymouth Encore Chunky: 3 1/2 skeins in color #149, “Light Blue Heather”, for main color and 3/4 of a skein of color #146, “White”, for contrasting color.
  • One set of straight needles in size required to obtain gauge. I used US #10/ 6 mm. You may need a size or two above or below that.
  • 2 dpns in same size as above.
  • large-eyed tapestry needle
  • straight pins (for pinning optional pocket design)
  • 3 stitch markers