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					THE LONG AND FINE SCARF THAT
BECOMES NECKLACE JEWELRY.
WIND IT AROUND THE NECK THREE
OR FOUR TIMES TO STAY REALLY
                                              KURTNEY FOX
                                  TENSION SQUARE
                                  To ensure your knitting has the same
                                  measurements as the pattern, you need to knit
                                  a tension square before you start knitting your
                                  project. A tension square is a small sample of
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                                                                                                      Purl 15 stitches, drop 1 stitch and make a
                                                                                                      ladder 50cm long, increase 1 stitch, then purl
                                                                                                      to the end of the row (remember to stop the
                                                                                                      dropped stitch with a knot).
WARM, OR WEAR IT AS A LONG        your knitting where you count the stitches and                      12
ALPACA NECKLACE.                  rows and check them against the measurement                         Cast off and weave in the ends.
WEAR IT WITH A TANK TOP IN SPRING (cm) given. If your tension sample does not
TIME, WITH A LITTLE DRESS FOR     match the tension square measurements, then
THE EVENING OR WITH A PULLOVER. you should on whethereither sample or looserbig
                                              try to knit      tighter
                                  depending               your         was too
THIS FINE GRUNGY CHIC SCARF       or too small.
FROM WOOL AND THE GANG CAN BE
KNITTED IN AN INSTANT AND WORN    Stocking stitch
FOREVER.                          10cm = 14 stitches
                                  10cm = 16 rows


TOOL KIT                                             HOW TO KNIT YOUR KURTNEY FOX
4   balls of100% Baby Alpaca yarn                    Our Kurtney Fox is very long so don’t hesitate
1   pair of 8mm wooden needles                       to measure it instead of counting rows.
1   Kurtney Fox pattern                              The dropped stitches are a suggestion, you can
1   crochet hook                                     place them wherever you want and adjust their
1   knitter’s sewing needle                          length.

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                                                     Cast on 31 stitches.                                                                                             STOCKING STITCH    STOCKING STITCH   MAKE A LADDER
THE STITCHES                                         2
All of the knitting techniques are made using        Knit 121 rows in stocking stitch (75cm).
the ‘Basic Stitches’ on the back of the pattern.     3
-Stocking stitch                                     Purl 15 stitches, drop 1 stitch and make a
A basic stitch pattern where the first row is        ladder 35cm long, increase 1 stitch, then purl
knit and the second row is purl.                     to the end of the row (remember to stop
These two rows are repeated to make the pattern.     the dropped stitch with a knot).
The ‘right’ side of the fabric looks like a series   4                                                    MEMO:
of ‘Vs’. The ‘wrong’ side looks like a series        Knit 161 rows in stocking stitch (100cm).            USE THIS TO COUNT AND MARK OFF THE ROWS ONCE YOU’VE
of ‘waves’.                                          5                                                    KNITTED THEM. THAT WAY YOU CAN PICK UP WHERE YOU LEFT OFF
                                                                                                          WITHOUT HAVING TO COUNT THEM AGAIN.                           RIGHT SIDE: RS    WRONG SIDE: WS
-Dropped stitch                                      Purl 24 stitches, drop 1 stitch and make a
It is a really simple technique. You just need       ladder 40cm long, increase 1 stitch and then
to slip a stitch off the needle and let it drop.     purl to the end of the row (remember to stop
The dropped stitch creates a ladder (horizontal      the dropped stitch with a knot).
lines). If you want to accentuate the effect,        6
you just need to pull the fabric around              Knit 19 rows in stocking stitch (13cm).
the dropped stitch. In the pattern we indicate       7
the length of the dropped stitch, but you can        Purl 7 stitches, drop 1 stitch and make a
also make it as long as you prefer.                  ladder 27cm long, increase 1 stitch, then purl
Once the stitch is dropped you need to stop it       to the end of the row (remember to stop
with a knot. With the knitter’s needle and the       the dropped stitch with a knot).
yarn, go through the dropped stitch and make         8
a knot to secure it.                                 Knit 19 rows in stocking stitch (11cm).
-Increasing stitches                                 9
You can ‘increase’ the width of your knitting        Purl 16 stitches, drop 1 stitch and make a
by making extra stitches on your needle (see         ladder 20cm long, increase 1 stitch, then purl
‘basic stitches’).                                   to the end of the row (remember to stop
                                                     the dropped stitch with a knot).
NEED HELP WITH YOUR KNITTING?                        10
Watch our video tutorials online at                  Knit 161 rows in stocking stitch (100cm).
www.woolandthegang.com
In your tool kit you will find a crochet hook
which you can use to correct mistakes. Watch
the ‘Dropped a stitch?’ video tutorial.
KURTNEY FOX
                                                                            BASIC STITCHES
                                                                            SLIP KNOT                                           CAST ON WITH TWO NEEDLES
                                                                                                                                There are several ways to cast on. We like
                                                                                                                                the method given here as it gives a neat finish
                                                                                                                                to the edge of your work.
                                                                                                                                                                                    KNIT STITCH
                                                                                                                                                                                    This is the basic knitting stitch. By knitting
                                                                                                                                                                                    every row you will create what is known
                                                                                                                                                                                    as ‘garter stitch’ which has the same
                                                                                                                                                                                    appearance on both sides.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PURL STITCH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            When you knit the yarn is at the back
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of your work but when you purl, the yarn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            is at the front.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  INCREASING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  To increase the width of your knitting you can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ‘increase’ by making extra stitches on your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  needle. Knit one stitch. Hold your needles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  apart and you will see a loop of yarn from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          WEAVING IN ‘TAILS’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Weave the ends of your yarn into your knitting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to finish it off and stop it from unravelling.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   YOU DROPPED A STITCH?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Watch the video tutorials on line
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   on www.woolandthegang.com



SCARF                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the row below between the needles.




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NOTES                                                                        Hold the yarn in your left hand approximately
                                                                                          40cm from the end.                                             1                                                                                                           1
.........................................................................         Wrap the yarn around two fingers.                Make a slip knot on a needle. Holding the                                                                Hold the needle with the stitches in your left hand                                                            Thread the tail onto the small knitter’s needle.
                                                                                                                                    needle and the tail in your left hand take                                   1                           and the empty needle in your right hand. Insert                                                              Weave the yarn along the edge of your knitting
.........................................................................                                                         the right hand needle and insert it through       Hold the needle with the stitches in your left hand       the tip of the right needle into the first stitch                                                                      as shown in the diagram.
                                                                                                                                     the slipknot (stitch) so the left needle         and the empty needle and ball end of the yarn           upwards from back to front. The needles will                                 1                                    Where you have started a new ball,
.........................................................................                                                               is crossed over the right needle.            in your right hand. Insert the tip of the right nee-                be crossed right over left.                Using the left needle pick up the loop of yarn.       weave one tail in one direction and the other tail
                                                                                                                                  Using your right hand, wrap the long end of             dle in the first stitch upwards from front                                                                                                                                 in the opposite direction.
.........................................................................                                                       the yarn behind the needles and bring it around     to back. The needles will be crossed left over right.                                                                                                                    Once you have weaved in approximately
                                                                                                                                            and between the needles.                 With your right hand wrap the yarn from the ball                                                                                                                               10-15cm then cut the tail.
.........................................................................                                                                                                                 behind the needles and then between
                                                                                                                                                                                                       the two needles.
.........................................................................                          2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CAST OFF
                                                                                         Make a loop as shown.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             With your right hand pull the yarn to the front      Using the right needle knit the loop you picked up
.........................................................................                                                                                                                                                                   of your work then wrap the yarn around the right       as if it were a stitch. Now you will have one extra
                                                                                                                                                         2                                                    2                             needle and between the needles back to the front      stitch on the right hand needle. (You will find that
.........................................................................                                                         Bring the tip of the right hand needle under        Bring the tip of the right needle under the left                       of the needles.                      the yarn will be tight when you knit the extra stitch
                                                                                                                                  the left hand needle and ‘catch’ the loop on                 needle and ‘catch’ the loop.                                                                       – this is how it should be). If you are increasing on
.........................................................................                                                                        the left needle.                                                                                                                                           a purl row it is done the same way                                       1
                                                                                                     3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For your final row, knit the first two stitches. Using
.........................................................................     Slip the loop on to a needle and pull it tight.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the tip of the left needle, lift the first stitch up
                                                                              When you have finished your project you will                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and over the second stitch and the tip of the right
.........................................................................         weave the 40cm ‘tail’ into the knitting.                                                                                                                                                                        DECREASING                                              needle. Now you will have only one stitch on your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  To reduce the width of your knitting you can                                 right needle.
.........................................................................                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ‘decrease’ by knitting 2 stitches together. To do        Knit one more stitch so you have two stitches on
                                                                                                                                                                                                             3                                                                                    this, knit as you would normally, but pick up 2          the right needle. Then repeat until you have one
.........................................................................   STARTING A NEW BALL OF YARN                                                                                     Slide the stitch off the left needle                                     3                            stitches instead of 1 with your right hand needle.           stitch left on the needle, remove needle.
                                                                            When you come to the end of your ball of yarn,                                                                      and on to the right needle.                  Bring the tip of the right needle under the left     If you are decreasing on a stocking stitch
.........................................................................   finish the row but leave a tail of at least 30cm.                         3                                 Repeat steps 1 to 3 until all of the stitches        needle and catch the ‘loop’ on the way through       pattern, then knit 2 stitches together when you
                                                                            With the new ball tie a loose knot on to the tail            Hold the needles side by side.                are on the right hand needle. Then transfer                              to the back.                      are on the knit row and purl 2 stitches when
.........................................................................   and slide it up to the needle.                                                                                 the needle back into your left hand                                                                    you are on the purl row.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and repeat row after row.




                                                                                                                                                          4
                                                                                                                                  Insert the tip of the left needle up the stitch                                                                                     4
                                                                                                                                on the right needle and release the right needle.                                                                  Slide the stitch off the left needle                                                                                             2
                                                                                                                                 You now have two stitches on the left needle.                                                                and on to the right needle. Repeat steps 1                               Right side                         Cut the yarn leaving a 40cm tail and pass the cut

                                                                               Tighten the knot. Continue knitting with
                                                                                                                                 Repeat steps 1 to 4 until you have the correct
                                                                                                                                           number of stitches cast on.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to 4 until all of the stitches are on the right
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            hand needle. Then transfer the needle back into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          end of the yarn back through the loop of the last
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      stitch, pull the yarn tight.                    KURTNEY
                                                                                         the new ball of yarn.
                                                                              When you have finished knitting your project
                                                                                      you will weave in the tails.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               your left hand and repeat row after row.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FOX
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      EASY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8MM NEEDLES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      HELP! ON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wrong Side                                                                                      WWW.WOOLANDTHEGANG.COM

				
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