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How to Knit and Felt a Scarf in Horseshoe Lace

You knit this scarf in horseshoe lace and then felt it to create a soft, fluffy accessory. This horseshoe lace scarf is knitted in two identical sections so you can achieve a pointed edge on each end.

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Here are this scarf project's materials and vital statistics:

  • Measurements: 9 inches x 50 inches; size may vary depending on needle size and how much the fabric contracts in the felting process

  • Materials: Lite Lopi (100% wool); 109 yards per 50 grams; 4 skeins

  • Needles: One pair of size US 10 (6 mm) needles

Create a horseshoe lace felted scarf:

  1. Cast on 43 sts.

  2. Knit 2 rows for a garter stitch border.

  3. Follow this stitch pattern:

    Row 1 (RS): K2, * yo, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

    Row 2: K2, p39, k2 (43 sts).

    Row 3: K2, * k1, yo, k2, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k1, p1; rep from * to last rep, end last rep with k3 instead of k1, p1.

    Rows 4, 6, and 8: K2, * p9, k1; rep from * to last rep, end last rep with k2 instead of k1.

    Row 5: K2, * k2, yo, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k2, p1; rep from * to last rep, end last rep with k2 instead of p1.

    Row 7: K2, * k3, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, p1; rep from * to last rep, end last rep with k2 instead of p1.

  4. Repeat Rows 1–8 until piece measures approximately 26 inches from the beginning.

    End by making Row 8 the last row.

  5. With a tapestry needle, thread a piece of scrap yarn through the stitches on the needle.

  6. Work a second scarf piece in the same manner as the first one.

  7. Combine the two scarf halves.

    You can either sew them together or graft the pieces at the center back for a more knitterly finish.

  8. To lightly felt the wool, wash your scarf in warm water on the gentle cycle in a washing machine.

  9. Lay it flat to dry. Don't press down on the scarf as you lay it out; otherwise, you'll crush the fibers.

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