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Stepping Stitches

from by Annie Claire
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Stepping Stitches
Stepping Stitches
Stepping Stitches
Stepping Stitches
Stepping Stitches
Stepping Stitches

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, cast on, bind off

Pattern Description:

This scarf was my first ever pattern, and it was designed to teach a beginners knitting class. In fact it was the pattern I sent knitters away with once we had spent the afternoon drilling out knit and purl stitches. I've taken the original short, skinny scarf that was designed not to intimidate knitters into a scarf that I actually want to wear. The main factor? Squish. And a lot of it. I reworked the scarf to be almost 6 feet allowing a good wrap around the neck and shoulders, and it is wide, plenty of width to be worn more like a shawl if wanted. The stitch pattern is a classic one, encouragingly memorable and comfortably exercises the change between knit and purl, and in Elsawool's Woolen-Spun? The knitted fabric is so so buttery soft, light and warm.

Gauge:

20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 70" x 11"

Materials:

  • 3 skeins Woolen-Spun Worsted Weight Cormo by Elsa Wool; 237yds, 4oz; photographed in 'Medium Grey'.
  • US 8 (5mm) needles, straight or circular, or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle.

Suggested yarn:

700 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Elsa Wool

Colorway:

Medium Grey


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Novice
Knitting
Accessory
Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized, Infant/Baby
Neckwear
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A young goat dairy farmer, obsessed with fiber, knitting and natural dyes.

You can find my naturally dyed, organic yarns on etsy [link below!], alongside my patterns and handspun yarns!

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