From : Micheline
Number of stitches : Multiple of 4 + 1 selvedge stitch each side
For my scarf, I cast on 32 + 2 selvedge stitches (for a total of 34 stitches). You need yarn of 2 different colors. I used yarn for 7US (4.5mm) needles. I used Patons Decor, 1 skein of each color (3.5on/100g – 208yards/190m). Completed, the scarf’s measurement are : 8in/20cm x 60in/150cm
Double-double stitch : With the right hand needle, pick up the loop from the stitch 2 rows below the stitch of the left hand needle (as it to knit it), knit the stitch of the left hand needle then pass the loop over the knit stitch. It’s easy: it is the first loop you see under the current row.
Prep. rows: Cast on 32 stitches + 1 selvedge stitch on each side. Knit 2 rows with color A and 2 rows with color B. Then follow the pattern:
Row 1 : With A, knit 1 selvedge stitch - * knit 3 – 1 dbl-dbl stitch * - Repeat from * to * - Knit 1 selvedge stitch
Row 2 : Knit
Row 3 : With B, knit 1 selvedge stitch - knit 1 - *1 dbl-dbl stitch – knit 3 *- Repeat from * to * .
Row 4 : Knit
Repeat rows 1 to 4 until you ran out of yarn
That’s all !
How to do the double-double stitch
Here’s the loop to pick up (pointed with the metal needle)
How to pick up it with the right hand needle
Then knit the left hand stitch
Right : the loop
Left : the knit stitch
Then pass the loop over the knit stitch
Hope you enjoy !