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Knitted Daily Sky Scarf

Hello, my fellow knitters. I am starting an ongoing project. I will be recording a daily sky in my approximately 72" long scarf. Every day, I will be posting my progress on THIS particular page. If you would like to join me in this knit-along project then save this page and return to it for day-by-day short narratives updates, including images, charts, links to other pages, and videos of this pattern. (I would like to do a live recording too, but I need to learn how to set up my computer. So, that idea is still in the air. Not sure if that will happen though. But it would be nice, right?)

Please, note that the scarf will be knitted length-wise because I would like to use each "new daily yarn strand" for a fringe - that way I do not have to weave in the tails. Smart idea, right?

Today, I will share with you:

  • some charts (see below)
  • a link to the "cable" pattern I will be using for this scarf (CLICK HERE)
  • and what materials I will be using
If you would like to print any of the charts, you can click on the image to make it bigger and then print it. About the materials - you can substitute with your own choice of yarn - a scarf doesn't need to be exact, it can be a little narrower/wider or shorter/longer. Your knitting needles should correspond with a manufacturer's recommendation that is printed on the label. So let's do it.

FOR VIDEO "INTRO TO THIS PROJECT" CLICK HERE

Keep track of your yarn (next to each sky image), date and what # of daily sky (in the empty rectangles)

In the image below I am showing how I calculated my stitches for the scarf. I will make either two to three (and possibly even four) 20-row repeats - I am not sure just yet.
  1. In a first step, I figured out total stitches I will need for 72" long scarf (I like them long). If there are ~20 stitches in 4", then in 72" there are 360 sts (if you want shorter scarf, you need to figure out how many stitches will fit into your inches, then you will have to figure out how many repeats will fit into your total stitches)
  2. My pattern calls for 16-stitch repeats, I figured that I will need about 21 repeats + extra stitches for each to get as close to 360 sts. With 21 repeats of 16-stitch pattern plus 10 sts for both 

This chart will help you figure out stitches for the length of your scarf


Materials (if you shop online via my affiliated links below, I would get few pennies, which would help to fund my future projects TXS):
Michaels online store, OR Hobby Lobby, OR Jo-Ann Fabrics, OR Walmart 

Yarn - any yarn of medium weight (#4, worsted) - your choice;  I am using: Cascade Yarns, Cascade 220, worsted weight #4, 100g/3.5 oz; 220 yds/200 m; Colors:  8905 (light blue), 8505 (white), 9559 (light gray), 9325 (medium blue), 9567 (dark blue), 8400 (dark gray)
Circular knitting needles -  US #8 (5.00 mm)
Scissors

These are my Yarn Samples paired with different types of skies


Abbreviations:
CO - cast on
K - knit
P - purl
sts - stitches
M - place marker between the stitches
CR(K2/K2) - right-leaning cable with K2/K2 sts = slip 2 sts on the cable needle and place the cable needle in the back of your work, knit next 2 sts, then knit 2 sts from cable needle
CL(K2/K2) - left-leaning cable with K2/K2 sts = slip 2 sts on the cable needle and place the cable needle in the front of your work, knit next 2 sts, then knit 2 sts from cable needle
CR(K2/P2) - right-leaning cable with K2/P2 sts = slip 2 sts on the cable needle and place the cable needle in the back of your work, knit next 2 sts, then purl 2 sts from cable needle
CL(P2/K2) - left-leaning cable with P2/K2 sts = slip 2 sts on the cable needle and place  the cable needle in the front of your work, purl next 2 sts, then knit 2 sts from cable needle
BO - bind off

Gauge:
My gauge corresponds to a manufacturer's gauge on the yarn label, however, it is not as important in this project

Size:
Lenght: ~72"
Width: undecided (per my likeness)


Step-by-Step:

CO 346 sts on circular needles (5.00 mm)
Please, note that day = row, ie. Day 1 = Row 1 or Day 23 = Row 23

Day 1-5           K346
Day 6              K5, M, *[K16, M]* - repeat until your last 5 sts, K5


  • Update #1 - February 11, 2018

Today I finished my 5 rows. Tomorow I have to knit one more row of knit stitches. As I will be knitting the row I will be inserting markers between the stitches for my next row, that is for row 7 - I made a change to my pattern above. And below are my skies in the last 5 days 😊

YARN COLORS BY DAILY SKY:  Day 1 - #2, Day 2 - #3, Day 3 - #3, Day 4 - #2, Day 5 - #4



  • Update #2 - February 14, 2018 (HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, BTW 💝 )
  • Now we are getting into cables. You will have to pay big attention to right-leaning and left_leaning cables, PLUS if you will be knitting all four sts of your cable, or purling2/knitting2 OR knitting2/purling2. It is very important to concentrate on your knitting (no distractions!!) so you get that beautiful 3D pattern. You do not want to frog anything, right?
    A video #2 will come at a later date - it takes time to edit, convert/download, upload, process, write description etc....

    Day 7                   K-edge, M, *[P4, CR(K2/K2)CL(K2/K2), P4, M]* - repeat; then K-edge
    Day 8 (Feb14th)  K-edge, M, *[P16, M]* - repeat; then K-edge
    Day 9                   K-edge, M, *[P2, CR(K2/P2),  K4,  CL(P2/K2), P2]* - repeat; then K-edge


    • Update #2 - February 16, 2018

    I am editing the second video (for righties), and hopefully, it will be up on YouTube tomorrow. But I must warn you - I made a big "booboo" which I am explaining somewhere toward the end of the video (on day 10) - so pay attention to what happened. It is not affecting the pattern if you did it right - unlike me 🙄. And luckily I didn't have to re-record the rows again - but the number of stitches in my scarf's edge are different now, so I altered "K5" to "K-edge" in the written pattern.
    As you see it is turning into an adventure 😀. By the time I am finished with this scarf, we should have this pattern written without mistakes. Hopefully 😁.

    Day 10                 K-edge, M, *[P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, M]* - repeat; then K-edge




TO BE CONTINUED....

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Note: Most of the time I work as fast as I can to keep up with knitting and crocheting requests. I have to videotape, edit videos, then convert them & upload them to my channel. After that often I post on my blog patterns. I answer many questions, which means that often I work up to 16 hours a day. I would tremendously appreciate IF anyone of you who finds an error in the written pattern, so please, let me know - where (what rows) and what may be the problem. Many future knitters & crocheters from our artsy and crafty virtual world will thank you for your good deed, including myself.