Claudja

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Hats/Scarves/Gloves

Keep your style high (even on bad hair days) with Claudja, an easy kerchief with a beaded hem.

One size


Finished Measurements

Approximately 19” across (not including ties) x 10” long


Materials

1 Ball each Berroco Glint (50 grs), #2945 Phoenix Orange (MC) and #2930 Argonaut (CC)

24” Length circular knitting needle, size 8 (5.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Safety pin for marker

Tapestry needle

32 Wooden beads to fit over tapestry needle


Gauge

20 sts = 4”; 26 rows = 4” in St st

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

Center st is marked with safety pin.  Make sure to move the pin up as each row is worked, always marking center st.


Stitch Glossary

Center Dec

Sl 2 sts knitwise, dropping marker, k1, psso, mark resulting st


Kerchief

Thread end of CC into tapestry needle, then thread all beads onto yarn.

With circular needle, using CC, cast on 123 sts.

Row 1 (WS):  K1, * slip bead into place, k4, * rep between *’s 14 times more, sl bead into place, k1, mark st just worked with pin, sl bead into place, k4, rep between *’s 14 times more, sl bead into place, k1 – 32 beads have been placed.  Change to MC and turn.

Row 2 (RS):  K to 1 st before marked st, work center dec, k to end – 121 sts.  DO NOT turn. Sl sts to beg of needle to be worked from RS again.

Row 3 (RS):   With CC, knit, moving pin marker up to center st.  Turn.

Row 4 (WS):  With MC, rep Row 2 – 119 sts.  DO NOT turn.  Sl sts to beg of needle to be worked from WS again.

Row 5 (WS):  With CC, rep Row 3.  Turn.

Row 6 (RS):  With MC, rep Row 2 – 117 sts.  DO NOT turn.  Sl sts to beg of needle to be worked from RS again.

Row 7 (RS):  With CC, rep Row 3.  Turn.

Row 8 (WS):  With MC, rep Row 2 – 115 sts.  DO NOT turn.  Sl sts to beg of needle to be worked from WS again.

Row 9 (WS):  With CC, rep Row 3.  Turn.

Row 10 (RS):  With MC, rep Row 2 – 113 sts.  DO NOT turn.  Sl sts to beg of needle to be worked from RS again.

Row 11 (RS):  With CC, rep Row 3.  Turn.

Row 12 (WS):  With MC, rep Row 2 – 111 sts.  DO NOT turn.  Sl sts to beg of needle to be worked from RS again.

Row 13 (WS):  With CC, rep Row 3.  Turn.  Fasten off CC and work from here with MC only.

Next Row (RS):  K to 1 st before marked st, work center dec, k to end – 109 sts.   Purl 1 row.  Rep the last 2 rows twice more, end on WS – 105 sts.

Dec Row 1 (RS):  K2, SSK, k to 1 st before marked st, work center dec, k to last 4 sts, end k2 tog, k2 – 101 sts.  Purl 1 row.  Rep these 2 rows twice more, end on WS – 93 sts.

Dec Row 2 (RS):  K2, sl 1, k2 tog, psso, k to 1 st before marked st, work center dec, k to last 5 sts, end k3 tog, k2 – 87 sts.  Purl 1 row.  Rep these 2 rows 14 times more, end on WS – 3 sts.  K3 tog.  Fasten off.


Finishing

Band and Ties:  With circular needle, using MC, cast on 140 sts.   Knit 5 rows.  Bind off loosely knitwise.  Sew cast-on edge of band to side edges of kerchief, leaving 4” free at each side for ties.

Optional:  With circular needle, using MC, cast on 20 sts, using long-tail method (make sure you have a really long tail to work with);  with RS facing, * pick up 1 st in side edge of kerchief with working strand, then pick up 1 st with long tail, rep from * until you have picked up 100 sts along side edge of kerchief;  cast on 20 sts more – 140 sts.  Knit 5 rows, end on WS.  Bind off loosely knitwise.