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Mochi Plus

Long, Textured Mochi Plus Scarf

Designed and Knit by Susan Druding for Crystal Palace Yarns

Description:  This long, slim scarf is knit lengthwise on circular needles. I used it as a travel project, easy to knit on a plane or while visiting without having to turn-turn-turn. The lengthwise knitting shows the slow striping colors of Mochi Plus off nicely, too.

Level:  Easy

Size:  3" x 100"

Materials:

Gauge:  4½ sts = 1" over St st

Abbreviations:  BO- bind off; CO-cast on; k- knit; p- purl; St(s)- stitches; St st- Stockinette stitch

INSTRUCTIONS
CO loosely 248 sts.
Note: Outer 2 sts on beginning & end of each row are always K.

First 2 rows: K (that is, work garter st)
Begin 5 row pattern:

Row 1: K2, *K2, P2* work to last 2 sts repeating between *s, K2
Row 2: K2, *work in K2, P2 rib matching previous row, that is K the K sts, P the P sts*, repeat btwn *s to last 2 sts, K2
Row 3: K2, *work in K2, P2 rib matching previous row, that is K the K sts, P the P sts*, repeat btwn *s to last 2 sts, K2
Row 4: K
Row 5: K

Repeat these 5 rows. When the first ball of Mochi Plus is almost gone, overlap the new ball for at least 4-6 sts and knit those sts doubled to attach new ball. Continue to knit the 5 row pattern.

When you have approx. 20% of the ball left, work 2 or more rows of garter stitch to finish.

Bind off VERY loosely or your scarf will have an unpleasant bow at the BO edge. I recommend using a size 10 or 10.5 needle to bind off if you tend to bind off too tightly.

Designer's Note: If you look carefully at the photos, you will see that I did not always follow the pattern, this comes from knitting on a plane and while visiting on a trip. I am happy with the scarf even though it has more "texture" in pattern changes than the original plan. Feel free to be exact or not, as your knitting style dictates.

Pattern Copyright 2012 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission.
Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Mochi Plus are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

 

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May 2012