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Machine: Standard Gauge with
Size: Woman’s Med
Approx 20” head
circumference and 16-17” long
Yarn: Approx 2 oz
Tamm 3 Ply Astracryl, (T6)
Bebe Tamm (T7), or
Tension: 6 to 7
Gauge: Approx 8 sts, 10 rows per
This kerchief can be made with any yarn and to any size by adjusting
number of stitches and rows. Knit them
longer to tuck in under the ribbing at the back of the neck.
1) E-wrap CO 2 needles.
To make a triangle, bring out to working position the first empty needle
next to the knitting on the carriage side and knit across.
3) Continue increasing by
bringing out the first empty needle into working position on the carriage side and knitting
across on each row until 21” wide, approx to RC148 (150 sts).
4) Continue knitting without
increasing for desired length. For a 16”
length, knit to RC160.
5) Transfer every other stitch
to corresponding ribber needles for 1x1 rib.
6) T2/2, hang ribber weights
evenly across, knit in ribbing for 13 rows.
7) Transfer the ribber stitches
to corresponding needles on the main bed.
8) With carriage on the left,
work a firm but not tight backstitch BO.
Or use any preferred BO with elasticity.
9) Using a flat Bickford type
seam, sew the ends of the ribbing together and about 1” of the back edge.
10) Work in yarn ends, launder
and steam to control the curl at the point and to give a nice drape.
Note: A small overall tuck
pattern adds a nice touch, but you will need to add a few rows to the length to
make allowances for the altered gauge of the tucking.