Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Knit black and gold!

Yarns By Design congratulates the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are headed to Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011 to face the Green Bay Packers. What better way to pass the time until the big day than to make a new scarf to show your Steeler pride?


Black and Gold Braided Scarf

Pattern courtesy of Sandra Donatelli

1 skein Cascade 220 in black (color 8555)
1 skein Cascade 220 in gold (color 9463B)
Size 7 or 8 US needles
Tapestry needle

Cast on 11 stitches with either color. Work straight in K1, P1 ribbing until strip reaches approximately 64 inches. Knit two more strips, for a total of three (the sample shown is made with two black strips and one gold). Lay strips together, parallel to one another lengthwise, and seam approximately two inches between each strip at the end. Loosely braid the strips (so that they still lay somewhat flat), then seam approximately two inches between each strip on the opposite end. If desired for extra stability, tack the strips together loosely with a stitch where the two strips of the same color cross each other in the braid (in the sample, the black strips are tacked together). Finished measurements of the sample shown are 58 inches long, 3.5 inches wide.

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