Sunday, 30 December 2012

Cecelia's Scrap Pattern as made by Annette (The Big Sister)

This is my sister Annette, she is modelling a scrap or maybe it is a wrarf (as it is a combo scarf / wrap) that she created for our friend Cecelia.  Cecelia is one of the knit and natter ladies  who is originally from Columbia and has the most amazing sense of style... together with her own craft room that her husband thinks is his office.  Recently after a trip to Spain, she bought back a lovely scarf which tied up round her neck.  Annette really liked it and decided to use it as a starting point for her design, the original had a ruffle which was knitted separately and sewn on and although pretty enough could stand a little improvement.  Annette is really good at finding unusual wool to work with and King Cole Galaxy was just the ticket as it is interspersed with delicate little sequins which catch and dance in the light.
Will readers please note, my sister does not have any lines on her face, I spent hours painting them in on PhotoShop, so that you would all know she is my older sister!
The scarf has an integrated ruffle, and cables encasing a double moss / seed stitch which gives it a gorgeous texture. To top it all off is a rather lovely flower to use as a button and you have the option of knitting it or crocheting it.  Now all you need to do is get your yarn and needles ready and you are ready for the off!

Cecilia’s Scarf


100 gr double knitting yarn - King Cole Galaxy Double Knit
Size 2.75 needles, 1 cable needle
Size 3.50 crochet hook
  
Knitting Abbreviations:
K = knit
P = purl
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
C4F = place next 2 stitches on cable needle, hold to the front of the work.  Knit the next 2 stitches, then knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
C4B = place the next 2 stitches on a cable needle, hold to the back of the work.  Knit the next 2 stitches, then knit 2 stitches from the cable needle. 

Note:
An additional 5 rows are knitted on the first 6 stitches of each row.  This results in the ruffle effect.  After the first row the first 6 stitches on each row are knitted as follows: knit 6, turn x 5 times.  In the pattern this will be shown as K6T.
                                                                
Using size 2.75 needles, cast on 42 stitches.
Row 1 K6 P2 K4 P2 K1, P1 7 times P2 K4 P2 K6.  In future the first row will be knitted as follows:

Row 1 KT6 P2 K4 P2 K1, P1 7 times P2 K4 P2 K6
Row 2 KT6 K2 P4 K2 K1 P1 7 times K2 P4 K2 K6
Row 3 KT6 P2 C4F P2 P1 K1 7 times P2 C4B P2 K6
Row 4 KT6 K2 P4 K2 P1 K1 7 times K2 P4 K2 K6

These 4 rows form the pattern, repeat until work measures 46 cm ending with Row 4
Next row: K6T P2 K4 P2 Cast off 16 stitches P1 K4 P2 K6
Next row K6T K2 P4 K2 Cast on 16 stitches K2 P4 K2 K6 (this forms the hole for the flower to poke through.
Continue in pattern for a further 10cm, ending with Row 4.
Cast off

Flower

Knitted Flower
Abbreviations
K  knit; p purl; st stitch

Cast on 10 sts.
First row: K1, p5 k4
2nd row: K8, k twice into the next stitch k1 – 11 stitches
3rd  row: K1, p6 k4
 4th row: Knit
5th row: K1, p2 together, p4, k4
6th row: Knit
7th row: Cast off 6 sts , k to end 4 sts
8th row:  K4, turn and cast on 6 sts (10 sts)
Repeat last 8 rows 15 times more, then work 1st to 7th rows again.
Cast off
Roll straight edge to form flower allowing for petals to roll back and secure rolled edge in position.

Sew to scarf approximately 15cm from cast-on edge.  

Crochet Flower
Crochet Abbreviations (NB These are English terms for the US, a DC becomes and SC, a Tr becomes a DC and so on)
Ch, chain; dc, double crochet, chsp, chain space; slst, slip stitch, tr, treble

Make 26 ch.
Row 1: 1dc in 2nd ch from hook (counts as 1dc) [1dc in next ch] to end, turn – 25dc.
Row 2:  4ch, miss first 2dc, 1dc in next dc [3ch, miss 1dc, 1dc in next dc] to end, turn.
Row 3:  4ch, work 1dc, 3ch and  1dc in first chsp, [3ch work 1dc, 3ch and 1 dc in next chsp] to end , 3 ch 1dc in 1st of 4ch, turn.
Row 4:  4ch, 1dc in first chsp, [3ch, 1dc in next chsp] to end, 3ch, 1dc in 1st of 4ch, turn
Row 5:  As Row 3
Row 6:  5ch, 1dc in first chsp, [4ch, 1dc in next chsp] to end, 4ch, 1tr in 1st of 4ch, turn
Row 7:  Slst into 1st chsp, 4dc in first chsp¸slst in next dc, [4dc in next chsp, slst in next dc] to last chsp, slst in 1st of 4ch.
Fasten off.

Roll chain edge to form flower, bringing outer ends to centre and secure in position.

Sew to scarf approximately 15cm from cast-on edge.       

I think that she has done a great job with this pattern and I have been asking her for permission to publish for a few months... but I think you will agree with me, it has been well worth waiting for.

And finally, if you ever see my sister looking at you like this... run, run as fast as you can and don't look back!
Now, I know what this look means... and it isn't going to end happily...


And for no better reason than it is still Christmas, I just had to finish with this... enjoy!

6 comments:

The mum of all trades said...

Ah I love it! One of the best clips ever in the movies. Your sister models so very well! Happy New Year to you and yours x

Crystal Mooncat said...

A lovely scarf. I just happened to have some spare King Cole Galaxy so I've just started it! Can I ask which part of the rows do you repeat 7 times? Many thanks, Linda xx

abelian said...

Crystal,

From the stitch count, I think the K1, P1 is repeated 7 times. The KT6, P2, K4, P2 at the beginning adds up to 14 sts. The P2, K4, P2, K6 at the end is also 14 sts. Repeating (K1, P1) 7 times adds up to 14 sts. And 3 times 14 = 42.

Crystal Mooncat said...

Got it! Thanks very much abelian. xx

Nona said...

Lovely scarf/wrap. Could another type of yarn be used? Any suggestions? Thanks for posting this beautiful creation.

Nona said...

Lovely scarf/wrap. Could another type of yarn be used, any suggestions? Thanks for posting this beautiful creation.