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Ballerina Scarf
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L32271 A knit scarf perfect for the child who loves tutus and ballet lessons. Make the matching hat, sweater, and afghan for a complete set. Designed by Amy Bahrt.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
7 x 45 in. (17.5 x 114.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-113 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Scarlet

True bold red


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Note: (A)

860-112 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Raspberry

Magenta pink


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860-145 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Eggplant

Dark purple


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860-158 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Mustard

Golden yellow


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860-172 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Kelly Green

Vibrant medium green


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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GAUGE:
16 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS rows, p on WS rows) with larger needles. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Knitted Cord (on double pointed needles) Work with 2 double pointed needles, cast on specified number of sts.

Knit the sts.

Do not turn work.

*Slide sts to other end of needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work, (do not turn work); rep from * until cord measures desired length.

NOTES:
1.

Scarf is worked in one piece in intarsia colorwork, following Charts.

2.

Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section.

Do not carry unused color(s) across WS of work.

Twist yarns on WS to prevent holes.

Wind A, B and C into 2 separate balls each before beginning.

3.

When working from Charts, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), reading RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.

4.

End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.

5.

Embellishments are added to completed Scarf.


INSTRUCTIONS



STRIPE SEQUENCE Working in St st (k on RS rows, p on WS rows), work 4 rows with B, 4 rows with A.

Rep these 8 rows for Stripe Sequence.



SCARF With straight needles and B, cast on 27 sts.

Work in Garter st (k every row) for 4 rows.

Row 1 (RS): With B, k3, with A, knit to last 3 sts, join second ball of B, with B, k3.

Row 2: With B, k3, with A, purl to last 3 sts, with B, k3.

Keeping first and last 3 sts in Garter st with B and rem sts in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with A, rep last 2 rows 4 more times.

Begin Ballerina Chart 1 Next Row (RS): With B, k3, with A, k7, beg with Row 1, work Ballerina Chart 1 across next 7 sts, with A, k7, with B, k3.

Next Row: With B, k3 with B, with A, p7, work Row 2 of Ballerina Chart 1 across next 7 sts, with A, p7, with B, k3.

Next Row (RS): With B, k3, with C, k7, work next row of Ballerina Chart 1 across next 7 sts, with C, k7, with B, k3.

Next Row (RS): With B, k7, with C, p7, work next row of Ballerina Chart 1 across next 7 sts, with C, p7, with B, k3.

Next Row: With B, k3, with A, k7, work Ballerina Chart 1 across next 7 sts, with A, k7, with B, k3.

Keeping first and last 3 sts in Garter st with B and rem sts in St st with A continue to work Ballerina Chart 1, until Row 15 of Chart has been completed.

Keeping first and last 3 sts in Garter st with B and rem sts in St st with A, work 3 rows.

Begin Stripe Sequence Keeping first and last 3 sts in Garter st with B and rem sts in Stripe Sequence, work until Stripe Sequence portion of the Scarf measures about 33 in.

(84 cm) from beg, end with 3 rows of A and with a RS row as the last row you work.

Begin Ballerina Chart 2 Note: Chart 2 begins on a WS row.

Next Row (WS): With B, k3, with A, p7, beg with Row 1, work Ballerina Chart 2 across next 7 sts, with A, p7, with B, k3.

Keeping first and last 3 sts in Garter st with B and rem sts in St st with A continue to work Ballerina Chart 2 until Row 11 of Chart has been completed.

Next Row (RS): With B, k3, with C, k7, work next row of Ballerina Chart 2 across next 7 sts, with C, k7, with B, k3.

Next Row: With B, k3, with C, p7, work Ballerina Chart 2 across next 7 sts, with C, p7, with B, k3.

Next Row: With B, k3, with A, k7, work Ballerina Chart 2 across next 7 sts, with A, k7, with B, k3.

Keeping first and last 3 sts in Garter st with B and rem sts in St st with A, work until Row 15 of Chart 2 has been completed.

Keeping first and last 3 sts in Garter st with B and rem sts in St st with A, work 10 rows.

With B only, work in Garter st for 4 rows.

Bind off.



FINISHING Arms (make 4) With 2 double pointed needles (dpns) and D, cast on 3 sts.

Work in knitted cord until piece measures 1 1/2 in (4 cm) from beg.

Cut yarn leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread tail through rem sts and pull to gather.

Knot to secure.



Legs (make 4) With 2 dpns and E, cast on 4 sts.

Working in knitted cord Garter st, (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) twice.

Change to D and work in knitted cord (k every row) until piece measures 2 in.

(5 cm).

Cut yarn leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread tail through rem sts and pull to gather.

Knot to secure.



Skirts (make 2) With larger needles and B, cast on 15 sts.

Knit 1 row, purl 1 row.

Dec Row (RS): (K3tog) 5 times - 5 sts rem.

Purl 1 row, knit 1 row.

Bind off.



Sew Legs and Arms to ballerinas, arranging into ballerina poses.

Sew a Skirt on each ballerina.

With E, embroider French knot eyes.

With D, embroider a French knot at end of each giraffe ballerina horn.Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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