The Stars and Stripes Scarf.
A pattern made with love from Sweden
Needles: size 4 (or 3.5 mm) circular needles 16″
Yarn: 300 gr. light fingering yarn*
Color A: White
Color B: Red
Color C: Blue
Gauge: 30 sts 4″ (this is not that important for this pattern)
* I can recommend yarn from Ullcentrum.com, their wool is spun from pure Swedish wool from Öland or even better; find some yarn from a happy sheep near you.
Cast on 180 stitchs in color A.
Place a marker and join to work in the round.
Be careful not to twist the stitches
Knit 4 rows with color A, white
Row 5: knit with color B, red
Row 6: knit color A, white
Continue knitting one red and one white row until your work is aprox 30” or 75 cm.
Cut the red yarn (leave 4” or 10 cm to fasten the end)
Change to color C and knit 6 rows.
Start knitting the “mini-stars”, chart 1. (Ordinary lice pattern)
Knit 26” (or 65 cm)
Knit 2 rows without pattern.
3. row: start knitting chart 2, the stars.
Cont. knitting 1” (or 2,5 cm) with the blue yarn.
For the rest of the scarf:
Knit 10 rows white, 10 rows red. approx 30” or 75 cm or as long as you may like the scarf.
Fasten the ends and close the end by sewing it together. Now the scarf is flat and closed instead of open and round.
Block and enjoy.