I want to make a scarf for a friend, but I don’t really knit (read: the last time I knit something I was 8 years old and it was a lopsided doll blanket). I’ve found this sweet pattern online, but the instructions confuse me. Can you give me a hand here?
(Multiple of 8 sts + 1)
Row 1: (RS) * K6, K2tog, yo, rep from * to end, K1.
Row 2: P1, * K1, p7; rep from * to end.
Row 3: *K5, K2tog, yo, P1, rep from * to end, K1.
Row 4: P1, * K2, P6, rep from * to end.
Row 5: * K4, K2tog, yo, P2: rep from * to end, K1.
Row 6: P1, * K3, P5, rep from * to end.
Row 7: K3, K2tog, yo, P3, rep from * to end, K1.
Row 8: P1, *K4, P4, rep from * to end.
Row 9: *K2, K2tog, yo, P4, rep from * to end, K1.
Row 10: P1, * K5, P3, rep from * to end.
Row 11: * K1, K2tog, yo, P5, rep from * to end, K1.
Row 12: P1, * K6, P2, rep from * to end.
Row 13: * K2tog, yo, P6, rep from * to end, K1.
Row 14: P1, * K7, P1, rep from * to end.
Repeat rows 1-14.
Using 3.75mm (US #5) needles cast on 89 sts.
Work 4 rows moss st.
Next row: Work 4 sts in moss st, followed by row 1 of Pilsner pleating instructions to last 4 sts, work last 4 sts in moss st.
Continue thus, following Pilsner pleating instructions from rows 1-14 and keeping 4 sts at beg and end of each row in moss st until scarf measures 143.5 cm (56.5 inches) or length required.
Work 4 rows moss st.
All I can pick up is that K is knit and P is purl. Ha. What’s (RS)? I’ve got: (RS), knit 6, knit two together, yarn over, repeat, knit one, purl one, knit one, purl 7, etc. It doesn’t seem to say how many times to repeat the pleats in each row, do you just keep going until you like the width?
I realise this is a bit ambitious for a beginner, but I don’t particularly want to knit a beginner scarf since IMO those things aren’t gifted to people, but rather inflicted upon them. Besides, I’ve got like six months before he fucks off to Sweden, so I figure I have plenty of time to get it right. Also, boring scarves are boring. I’m watching knitting videos on Youtube as we speak. I’m pretty sure I could do this once I work out what I’m supposed to do exactly :V