Holiday gift – Stitch 422

For my office holiday gift exchange, each person listed listed 3 things that would cost less than $10. The person I selected had a scarf on her list among other things. Although I really never need a reason to make someone a scarf, this was my excuse to make one in a few days time. (I did buy another gift from my co-worker’s list -I just added the scarf as an additional gift.)

I looked around at what yarn I had and I came across several 100 g skeins of Stitch Studio by Nicole Studio Basic yarn in the color eggplant (no. YRN 2259). I also had some lavender yarn that came from a 1lb Studio Samples by Nicole. I thought they would work well together. Since this is for a winter scarf, I decided not to select a very lacy pattern. Instead I decided to try to

The pattern calls for multiples of 8 plus 3, but I usually start with a row is sc. So, with my Bates aluminum J-hook, I started and modified the stitch to the following:

Ch 26

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc across (25 st)

Row 2: Ch2 (does not count as 1st st), dc in each of 1st 3 st, * ch3, skip 3, dc in next 5 st, repeat from *, when you get to last 3 st – dc in each of next 2 st, 2dctog in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch2 (does not count as 1st st), dc in each of 1st 3 st, * 3dc in the center stitch of the skip 3 st space of 2 rows down, dc in the next 5 st, repeat from *, when you get to last 3 st – dc in each of next 2 st, 2dctog in last st, turn.

Row 4: Ch2 (does not count as 1st st), dc in each of 1st 7 st, * ch3, skip 3, dc in next 5 st, repeat from *, when you get to last st, 2dctog in last st, turn.

Row 5: Ch2 (does not count as 1st st), dc in each of 1st 7 st, * 3dc in the center stitch of the skip 3 space ch 3 of 2 rows down, dc in the next 5 st, repeat from *, when you get to st – 2dctog in last st, turn.

Repeat rows 2 through 5 for the desired length.

Since I was using 2 different colors, I switched after every completion of the patter – first with the eggplant and then the lavender yarn.  I then added the fringe. I usually use a method similar to the one at this link.   I cut an equal number of strands in each color. When I put through 2 strands at each stitch location, I used one of each color.

Here is a photo of the final product.

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