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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.

This scarf is for knitters that love cables. Observe a sky every day to create a unique scarf for anyone. It is to be cast on many stitches and knitted lengthwise, where rows create the width of the scarf. I used worsted yarn, but you can use thinner yarn, provided you will adjust both, a number of stitches and rows that are important for pattern repeats. Each row is started with a new string (depending on the color of the sky), leaving long tails for a fringe on both sides. If you know how to knit basic knitting stitches and a cable you can knit this scarf. I provide several "how to" videos to help knitters that would love to try a cable project.


Today, I will share with you:
  • some tables and charts I made for you (see below)
  • for the CHART of this scarf's "CABLE PATTERN" CLICK HERE
  • see 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.

*PRINTABLE WRITTEN PATTERN COMING SOON

VIDEO TUTORIALS (only for right-handed knitters):

FOR VIDEO "INTRO TO THIS PROJECT" CLICK HERE

VIDEO #2 - Per WRITTEN PATTERN Rows 7-10;  (Per CHART Rows 1-4)

VIDEO #3 - Per WRITTEN PATTERN Rows 11-16; (Per CHART Rows 5-10)

VIDEO #4 - Per WRITTEN PATTERN Rows 17-22; (Per CHART Rows 11-16)

VIDEO #5 - Per WRITTEN PATTERN Rows 23-26; (Per CHART Rows 17-20)

Keep track of your yarn (next to each sky image), date and what # of the 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 a 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:

Me and my Cascade 220 yarn skeins

Yarn - any yarn of medium weight (#4, worsted) - your choice;
In the video 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)
Knitting Needles -  circular, US #8 (5.00 mm), length: 40" or longer
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:
Length: ~72"
Width: finished width is ~7"


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?
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, M]* - repeat; then K-edge

    • Update #3 - February 16, 2018

    Link to the finished VIDEO #2 (for righties) is mentioned above. 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 🙄. 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

  • Update #4 - February 22, 2018
    Link to the finished VIDEO #3 (for righties) is mentioned above.

Day 11                  K-edge, M, *[CR(K2/P2), P2, K4,  P2, CL(P2/K2), M]* - repeat; then K-edge
Day 12                  K-edge, M, *[P2, K4, P4, K4, P2, M]* - repeat; then K-edge
Day 13                  K-edge, M, *[K2, P2, CR(K2/P2), CL(P2/K2), P2, K2, M]* - repeat; then K-edge
Day 14                  K-edge, M, *[P2, K2, P8, K2, P2, M]* - repeat; then K-edge
Day 15                  K-edge, M, *[K2, CR(K2/P2),  P4, CL(P2/K2), K2, M]* - repeat; then K-edge
Day 16                  K-edge, M, *[P16, M]* - repeat; then K-edge


  • Update #4 - March 2, 2018
    Link to the finished VIDEO #4 (for righties) is mentioned above.

Day 17                 K-edge, M, *[CL(K2/K2), P8, CR(K2/K2), M]* - repeat; then K-edge
Day 18                 K-edge, M, *[P16, M]* - repeat; then K-edge
Day 19                 K-edge, M, *[K2, CL(P2/K2),  P4, CR(K2/P2)K2, M]* - repeat; then K-edge
Day 20                 K-edge, M, *[P2, K2, P8, K2, P2, M]* - repeat; then K-edge
Day 21                 K-edge, M, *[K2, P2 CL(P2/K2), CR(K2/P2), P2K2, M]* - repeat; then K-edge
Day 22                 K-edge, M, *[P2, K4, P4, K4, P2, M]* - repeat; then K-edge

  • Update #5 - March 7, 2018
    Link to the finished VIDEO #5 (for righties) is mentioned above.

Day 23                 K-edge, M, *[CL(P2/K2), P8, CR(K2/P2), M]* - repeat; then K-edge
Day 24                 K-edge, M, *[P4, K2, P4, K2, P4, M]* - repeat; then K-edge
Day 25                 K-edge, M, *[P2, CL(P2/K2),  K4, CR(K2/P2)P2, M]* - repeat; then K-edge
Day 26                 K-edge, M, *[P16, M]* - repeat; then K-edge


REPEAT ROWS 7-26 TWO TO THREE MORE TIMES (DEPENDING ON HOW WIDE YOU WANT YOUR SCARF. 

Then knit 6 rows of knit stitches only and when finished with your second edge BO all the stitches. Leave the tail long enough for a fringe

TIGHTEN UP ALL THE TAILS (IF YOU DIDN'T DO IT ALREADY) AND MAKE KNOTS USING 2 YARN TAILS (1 TAIL FROM EACH OF THE ADJACENT ROWS) AS CLOSE TO YOUR KNIT AS POSSIBLE. WHEN FINISHED TIE-ING ALL THE KNOTS MAKE ANOTHER ROW OF KNOTS BY SEPARATING EACH PAIR AND PAIR STRINGS AGAIN WITH EACH YARN TAIL FROM THE OTHER PAIR - MAKE KNOTS IN A STRAIGHT LINE. EVEN OUT YOUR FRINGE BY CUTTING IT STRAIGHT ACROSS IN THE DESIRED LENGTH.

Materials (if you shop online via my affiliate 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 

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