This scarf is perfect for people who love the internet and unsuspecting cat fans! Knit in black and white, one side depicts Longcat and the other his archenemy Tacgnol.
Materials: Red Heart Super Saver or other worsted-weight yarn -- I skein (364 yds/195g) each in black and white will make a scarf about 5 1/2 to 6 feet long.
Needles: Size 8 US.
Gauge: 3.5 st / 4 rows per square inch over double-knit stockinette.
Important Notes: In double knitting, you are essentially working two layers of fabric at once. Thus, each square on the chart corresponds to two stitches: one on the front and one on the back. I find double-knitting faster if I hold one working yarn in each hand and work the knit stitches English style and the purl stitches Continental, or vice-versa. Knitting this way may cause slight differences in tension between adjacent rows, but unless the difference is too extreme it can be fixed in blocking.
This pattern is for personal use only, and may not be reproduced, reprinted, used as teaching material, or sold without the author's permission.
Cast on row: With both yarns held together, cast on 22 stitches.Row 1: slip both yarns of first stitch purlwise. Knit white yarn of next cast-on stitch with white yarn, bring white yarn to front. Purl black yarn of cast-on stitch with black yarn and bring the black yarn to the back. Repeat until one stitch remains. Knit both yarns of last stitch with both colors of working yarn.
Row 2 and subsequent rows: Sl1 purlwise, work chart, knit last stitch with both working yarns.
When your scarf is suitably LOOOONG (the reverse side will be GNOOOOL) bind off as follows:
With both yarns held together, Sl1, k2tog (one stitch from the front fabric, and one from the back). Slip second stitch on RH needle over first. Repeat to end of row and pull yarn ends through last stitch.
Weave in all ends and block. Make tassels or fringe if desired.