Friday, January 6, 2012

Stitch Tutorials for Advent Calendar Scarf 2011 Days 19 - 24, Friday, January 6, 2012

This is the final installment of  my "out-take" blogs of the stitch patterns for the  Advent Calendar Scarf 2011 designed by Kristin Benecken.  Again, I want to thank Kristin for her wonderful designs, and for guiding all the 2000+ knitters around the world in making our beautiful scarves.
Pattern Day 19
There is only 1 new stitch today. It is very similar to  another stitch we have seen, but I will give the tutorial anyway, just to be obsessively thorough.
≥ = k3tog (see Pattern Day 16)
≤ = k3tog tbl (see Pattern Day 16)

3 = Knit 3 from 1
This stitch is very similar to 5 = 5 from 1 (see Pattern Day 12)

1. Knit one stitch, but leave the stitch on the left needle.  You will have 1 stitch on the right needle.

2. YO (yarn over). You now have 2 stitches on the right needle.

3. Make one knit again, this time allowing the stitch to slip off the left needle.

4. You have 3 stitches on the right needle, and it looks like this:

Pattern Day 20
One new stitch today.
R = k1thbl (see Pattern Day 7)
3 = Knit 3 from 1 (see Pattern Day 19)

2 = Knit 2 from 1
1. Knit 1 stitch, but don't slip the stitch off the left needle.  You have 1 stitch on the right needle.

2. Insert the right needle back into the stitch as if to purl, but with the right needle ending up in back.  (this is like ktbl - knit through the back loop)

3. Yarn over like you are purling.

4. Pull through the front and slip the left stitch off the needle.  You now have 2 stitches that look like this:

Pattern Day 21
No new stitches today.

Pattern Day 22
No new stitches today.
\  S1 K1 PSSO (Spacer Section)
∆ = sl2, k1, psso (see Pattern Day 1)

Pattern Day 23
No new stitches today.
\  S1 K1 PSSO (Spacer Section)
R = k1thbl (see Pattern Day 7)

Pattern Day 24
No new stitches today.
\  S1 K1 PSSO (Spacer Section)

I have chosen not to explain how to cable.  Sorry about that.  If I get any comments asking how to do the cable stitches, I will add a cable tutorial.  I promise =)

That's it!  I enjoyed going over these stitches again and re-explaining them to myself.  I hope the tutorials help answer your questions.  Enjoy these gorgeous patterns.  Enjoy your finished scarf.  I am totally loving mine.

C. A. Losi

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