Curly Q Scarf

Curly Q scarf
The Curly Q Scarf is a great way to practice working with short rows. It was first introduced back in 2005 and it was one of the first short-row scarves on the knitting loom. Enjoy!

A real twist to your scarves. The Curly Q scarf implements short-rows to create the twists all over the CurlyQ scarf. The pattern was created on a small gauge knitting loom, however, many have been knitted on the Knifty Knitter looms.

Materials

Knitting loom: Knitting loom in small gauge (1/2" from center to center of peg) with at least 22 pegs. The small gauge sock loom from Décor Accents, Inc. was used in sample.

Yarn: 250-400 yards of worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn. Smart Mohair by Berroco was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool; 6 peg markers or rubber bands, preferably 3 of one color and 3 of different color.

Skills Knowledge: Knit stitch, purl stitch, flat panel knitting.

Size: Shown: 65 inches in length. Width varies by yarn used.

Pattern Notes:
Knit: refers to the flat stitch through out the pattern

W&T= Wrap and Turn:

Wrap & Turn on a Knit row: Wrap the next peg in a clockwise direction, knit back to peg 1 as called in pattern.

Wrap & Turn on a Purl row:  Remove the loop that is on the next peg and hold it with the knitting tool, with working yarn, wrap around that next peg in a clockwise direction, so the yarn ends to the front of the loom. Place the loop back on the peg (peg will have the wrap and the loop, thus 2 loops on it).  Purl back to peg 1 as called in the pattern.
 
You will be skipping the first stitch in every row, also known as slipping the stitch.
Repeat items in [ ] the number of times next to it.
Information in ( ) underneath each row explains in detail how to accomplish the row.

Prep loom: Place markers of same color on pegs: 6, 8, 10. Place the other color markers on pegs: 13, 15, 17. See picture.
 
The pattern is worked in 2 parts; the 22 pegs will be divided into 2 parts: part 1 has 11 pegs (blue pegs). Part 2 has 11 pegs (lavender pegs). First, you will work on 11 pegs then you will purl on the other 11 pegs.

Visual Diagram
(click on diagram to enlarge)

The following diagram is a visual of how the pattern is knitted. Each square represents a peg. Each row is a row that you knit. Start at the top on row 1, from left to right.  You will be knitting a flat panel-working from right to left on the loom as in following the letter “C”

Definitions for diagram:
P=Purl
K=Knit Flat Stitch
SK=Skip the peg
W=Wrap and turn back
K20=lift 2 over 1, leaving only 1 loop on the peg
P20=purl 2 over 1, leaving only 1 loop on the peg

Visual Diagram for Curly Q Scarf

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 22 stitches, prepare to work a flat panel.

Set up row: Purl 11 stitches. Knit 11 stitches with the flat stitch.
 
Row 1: Skip 1, k8, W&T peg 10, knit to the end
(Skip 1st peg, 8 pegs are flat stitched, peg 10 has a wrap on it, thus has 2 loops. Turn and knit back to peg 1)

Row 2: Skip 1, k6, W&T peg 8, knit to the end
(Skip 1st peg, knit 6 pegs, peg 8 has a wrap on it, thus has 2 loops)

Row 3: Skip 1, K4, W&T peg 6, knit to the end
(Skip 1st peg, 4 pegs are knitted, peg 6 has a wrap on it, thus has 2 loops)

Check the following before doing row 4: pegs 10, 8 and 6 will have 2 loops and pegs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9 will have 1

Row 4: Skip 1, k4, [knit 2 over 1, knit 1] 3 times. Purl 11 stitches to the end of the row.

(Skip 1st peg, knit 4 pegs, knit 2 over 1 on peg 6, knit on peg 7, knit 2 over 1 on peg 8, knit on peg 9, knit 2 over 1 on peg 10, knit on peg 11. Do not wrap and turn, continue to the end of the row in the purl stitch—purl 11 stitches. )

Row 5: Skip 1, p8, W&T peg 10, purl to the end
(1st peg is skipped, 8 pegs are purled stitched, peg 10 has a wrap on it, thus has 2 loops. Turn and knit back to peg 1)

Row 6: Skip 1, P6, W&T peg 8, purl to the end
(1st peg is skipped, 6 pegs are purled, and peg 8 has a wrap on it thus has 2 loops)

Row 7: Skip 1, P4, W&T peg 6, purl to the end
(1st peg is skipped, 4 pegs are purled, peg 6 has a wrap on it thus has 2 loops)

Check the following before doing row 8: pegs 10, 8 and 6 will have 2 loops and pegs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9 will have 1

Row 8: Skip 1, p4, [purl 2 over 1] 3 times. Knit to the end of the row.
(Skip 1st peg, knit 4 pegs, purl 2 over 1 on peg 6, purl on peg 7, purl 2 over 1 on peg 8, purl on peg 9, purl 2 over 1 on peg 10, purl on peg 11. Do not wrap and turn, continue to the end of the row in the knit stitch—knit 11 stitches. )

Repeat Rows 1-8 to the end of item.

Finishing
Knit one entire row over the 22 pegs.

Bind off with basic removal method.