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Old 12-12-2008, 06:24 PM   #1
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Simple purse stitch scarf
I had a few skeins of Lamb's Pride Bulky yarn laying around and since it got cold I needed a new scarf. I found this stitch in a stitch library on about.com's knitting site and made a beautiful scarf (I had 3 people stop me on the train to tell me how much they liked it and a fellow knitter ask for the pattern!). I'm making a few as Christmas presents and thought I'd share it here for anyone looking for a simple but beautiful scarf that looks more complicated than it is.

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Materials: 2 skeins Lamb's Pride Bulky; 1 pair 10.5 US needles
Finished size: Approx. 60 inches x 6 inches
Note: Due to the lacy nature of the stitch used, the scarf will stretch out with wear. I've been wearing mine for about a month and it's now something like 84 inches x 5 inches.

Note: Pattern is knit across an even number of stitches.

CO 20 stitches (For me this makes a 6 inch wide scarf. If you want a narrower scarf drop 2 stitches for every 1/2 inch.)

Pattern: K1, *YO, P2tog. Repeat from *, K last stitch.

Repeat pattern until desired length. BO and weave in ends.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:00 PM   #2
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Hey, I just got a couple of skeins of Homespun to make my step-daughter a scarf and I've been trying to find a pattern to use. This will be perfect. Thank you for sharing it!
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:03 PM   #3
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Great! Please let me know how it turns out. I've only done it with the Lamb's Pride Bulky and I'd be interested to know how well it works with other yarns!
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:29 PM   #4
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What's the name of the stitch? I'd like to see what it looks like...do you have a picture?
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Here is a link to a purse stitch. I think I'm going to try it. Thank you!!

http://knitting.about.com/od/stitchg...rse_stitch.htm
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