Woolly Mammoth Scarf


Woolly Mammoth

Stitch: Basket Rib 1 from The Harmony Guides 450 Knitting Stitches Volume 2, p33

This is an interesting pattern: look at it sideways and the purl ridges are very obvious; look at it from bottom to top and the slip-knit columns are very prominent.

Abbreviations:

k: knit
p: purl

Pattern Sequence:
Row 1: {RS}knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: k1, *slip 1 purlwise keeping yarn at back of work, k1; repeat from * to end of row
Row 4: k1, *bring yarn to front of work, slip 1 purlwise, bring yarn to back of work, k1; repeat from * to end of row

2 Choices
I made 2 samples:
1) (shown on left) using size 7.5mm [not a real equivalent but US11 is close]

and

2) (shown on right) using 5mm [US8]

Scarf #1 — the wider, more loosely knit scarf:

Materials:
360 yards [330m] chunky-weight yarn

7.5mm [US 11] needles

 

Width:
10″ [25cm]

Length:
48″ [1.2m]

 

Directions

Cast on 41 stitches.
Work a total of 72 repeats of the above pattern sequence (a total of 288 rows).

Bind off and weave in ends.

 

 

Scarf #2 — the skinnier, more firmly knit scarf:

Materials:

290 yards [270m] chunky-weight yarn

5mm [US 8] needles.

 

Width:
5″ [13cm]

Length:
48″ [1.2m]

Directions

Cast on 25 stitches.
Work a total of 72 repeats of the above pattern sequence (a total of 288 rows).
Bind off and weave in ends.

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