FO Friday: TSS Scarf

Sometimes simple projects are the most beautiful…

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Project: TSS Scarf

Pattern: improvised

Designer: my head

Available: (not available, at least not yet)

Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino in “blue-purple” (2 skeins)

This scarf is for a good friend, the owner of TSS (aka Trial Secretary Services).  She handles the scoring for dog agility trials, and often asks me to help her at the big trials.  Scoring is one of my favorite jobs at agility trials, and working with Judy is always a pleasure.  I’ve been wanting to make her something knitted for a long time, and I finally settled on a project that she would like and use.

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I held the fingering-weight yarn doubled, and used #8 needles.  Using an i-cord cast on, I cast on for 30 + 3 + 3 = 36 stitches.  The three edge stitches stayed i-cord throughout, and the I worked the center 30 in linen stitch.  I think the simple stitch pattern allowed the doubled hand-painted yarn to really shine.  I finished the top with an i-cord bind off, and grafted the last three stitches of i-cord to that side’s i-cord edge.   The seamless i-cord runs all the way around the whole scarf, giving a soft yet polished edge. There was some curling in the FO (as a mostly-stockinette stitch pattern, that’s expected).

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