Drifted Pearls by Jennifer Lang

Drifted Pearls

October 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
252 - 300 yards (230 - 274 m)
one size
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A lush and elegant scarf showcasing a simple twisted stitch cable and bobble design. The sides are finished with an i-cord that is knit while you work the scarf, the bottom with a simple looped edging. Knitted pleats gather the scarf from 12” wide to 4” wide, where a small cabled panel is folded to create a loop through which you pull your scarf end. Knit in Rowan Lima, this scarf is light, yet lofty and oh so cozy.

PDF pattern includes charted and written directions for cables and full list of abbreviations used, special technique instructions and glossary.

Answers to common questions:

To work the bind offs on R1, k5, then k2 to start the bo5. When the 5 sts are bound off leave the last resulting st on the RHN and k2 so that there are 3 sts between each loop and 5 sts on each end. Begin each group of bind offs with k2.

There will be 12 loops and 43 live sts after R1 is complete. At the end of R2 there will be 43 sts and 12 dblyos, which should look like 67 sts on the needle. On R3, drop the first loop of the dblyo before knitting into the front, back and front of each dblyo. At the end of R3 you’ll have a total of 79 sts.

MRP (make right pleat) in the Glossary should read:
sl 3 sts to 1 dpn, hold to back, sl 3 sts to 2nd dpn. Turn 2nd dpn counter-clockwise so that LHN and 1st dpn have WS facing and 1st dpn and 2nd dpn have RS facing. k3tog (1 st from each needle) three times.
(thanks to soknitpicky for her errata!)