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Animal Talk Scarf
Lion Brand® Heartland
Pattern Number: L32275 For the child who loves to visit petting zoos or sing Old McDonald, this knit scarf is just right for them. Knit the matching hat, cardigan, and afghan for a complete set. Designed by Amy Bahrt.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 4 1/2 x 45 in. (11.5 x 114.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

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Medium to grass greens.


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Denim blue and gray.


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Ivory and cream shades.


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Shades of rust.


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Rosy pink with flecks of white.


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Rich gold and maize shades.


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GAUGE:
18 sts + 30 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). 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:
kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st - 1 st increased.

Surface Chain Stitch With yarn threaded into blunt needle, bring needle from WS to RS through piece.

*Hold short length of yarn on front forming a small loop.

Insert needle back into the same spot where it emerged, do not pull tight.

Bring needle back through work a short distance away from previous insertion point and through small loop; rep from * for desired length.

NOTES:
1.

Scarf is worked in Garter st (k every row), changing colors to create a pig at one end and a duck at the other.

2.

Checkerboard Chart is worked in stranded colorwork, carry color not in use across WS of work.

When following Chart, read RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.

3.

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.

4.

When you see "- 12 sts" in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.


INSTRUCTIONS



SCARF Pig With F, cast on 10 sts.

Knit 2 rows.

Inc Row (RS): K1, kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 12 sts.

Place marker to mark this row for RS.

Knit one row.

Rep last 2 rows until you have 20 sts.

With F, work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 5 in.

(12.5 cm) from beg.

Cut F.

With A only, work in Garter st until piece measures 22 1/2 in.

(57 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Checkerboard Chart Next Row (RS): Knit, working Row 1 of Checkerboard Chart across.

Continuing to follow Chart in Garter st, work until Row 4 of Chart has been completed.

Cut A and C.

With B, work in Garter st until piece measures 40 in.

(101.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Cut B.

Duck With G, work in Garter st for 14 rows.

Next 2 Rows: With G, k9, with D, k2, with G, k9.

Next 2 Rows: With G, k8, with D, k4, with G, k8.

Cut G.

With D, work in Garter st for 1 in.

(2.5 cm), end with a WS as the last row you work.

Dec Row (RS): K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 18 sts rem.

Next Row: Knit.

Rep last 2 rows until 10 sts rem.

Bind off.



FINISHING Pig ears and nose are small objects that can present a choking hazard.

These embellishments can be omitted if you prefer.

If you do add them, sew ears and nose to completed Scarf very securely, knotting yarn ends very carefully and securely.

Embroidered French knot eyes can also present a choking hazard if not properly secured.

If you do choose to add them, be sure to knot all yarn ends very securely.



PIG Nose With F, cast on 6 sts.

Beg with a knit row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 2 rows.

Inc Row (RS): K1, kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 8 sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows twice - 12 sts.

Work in St st for 3 rows.

Dec Row (RS): K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 10 sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows until 6 sts rem.

Bind off.

With RS facing and crochet hook, join F with a slip stitch anywhere along outside edge of nose.

Work slip st evenly spaced around nose.

Fasten off and cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

With yarn tail, sew nose to pig.



Ears (make 2) With F, cast on 7 sts.

Beg with a knit row, work in St st for 4 rows.

Dec Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 5 sts rem.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows once more - 3 sts rem.

Bind off.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread tail through rem 3 sts and pull to gather.

With yarn tails, sew ears to pig.

With A, embroider 2 French knots for eyes.

With E, embroider straight st nostrils.



DUCK With D, work surface chain st along edge of where D section meets G section.

With E, embroider straight st nostrils on beak.

With B, embroider 2 French knots for eyes.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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