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Shifting Colors Dishcloth Scarf

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If you're new to knitting, this Shifting Colors Dishcloth Scarf is a fun knitting tutorial to use for improving your skills. Instead of being knit in one piece, this scarf uses two different dishcloth patterns to create five knit squares which are seamed together to make a scarf. Create two versions of this fabulous scarf using the suggested pattern below, or create your own scarf if your favorite hues. This pattern is a great stashbuster project, as you can mix and match as many solid and striped squares as you please!

Shifting Colors Dishcloth Scarf
This image courtesy of www.lillysugarncream.com

Beginner

Knitting Needle Size: 7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

 

Measurements:
Approximately 8 x 72 inches [20.5 x 183 centimeters].


Materials:

  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (Solids: 70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds)
    • Version 1
      • Contrast A 00015 (Wine) 2 balls
      • Contrast B 01530 (Country Red) 2 balls
      • Contrast C 00095 (Red) 2 balls
      • Contrast D 01699 (Tangerine) 2 balls
      • Contrast E 00042 (Tea Rose) 2 balls
    • Version 2
      • Contrast A 01222 (Country Green) 2 balls
      • Contrast B 00084 (Sage Green) 2 balls
      • Contrast C 01223 (Mod Green) 2 balls
      • Contrast D 01111 (Mod Blue) 2 balls
      • Contrast E 01215 (Robin’s Egg) 2 balls
      • Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to
      • obtain gauge. Large eye blunt-ended needle.


GAUGE -19 stitches

Instructions:
Make 5 Solid Squares, 1 each in Contrast A, B, C, D and E.


SOLID SQUARE


Cast on 38 stitches.

1st row: (Wrong side). Knit
2nd row: (Right side). Knit



Repeat these 2 rows for garter stitch pattern. Continue in pattern as established until work from beginning measures 8 inches [20.5 centimeters], ending with a Right side (2nd) row.
Cast off knitwise (Wrong side).

Make 4 Stripped Squares in the following color combinations:
1 using A as Contrast A and B as Contrast B.
1 using B as Contrast A and C as Contrast B.
1 using C as Contrast A and D as Contrast B.
1 using D as Contrast A and E as Contrast B.

STRIPED SQUARE

 

With A, cast on 38 stitches.
1st row: (Wrong side). With A, knit.
Proceed in Stripe pattern as follows:
1st row: (Right side). With B, knit.
2nd row: With B, knit.
3rd row: With A, knit.
4th row: With A, knit.
These 4 rows form Stripe pattern.
Continue in pattern as established until work from beginning measures 8 inches [20.5 centimeters], ending with a Right side (1st or 3rd) row.
With same color as previous row, cast off knitwise (Wrong side).
Weave in ends.


FINISHING

Sew squares together using a fl at seam as shown in Diagram,
noting striped squares will be placed sideways.

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