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Wednesday, February 25, 2004 

I figured it out! I figured out how to make the end of the Multidirectional Scarf look like the beginning (so the little triangle runs in the opposite direction). It's actually super easy!

Here are directions for an alternate ending to the Multidirectional Scarf.

When you've made your last full triangle divide the number of stitches you have in half, in your head. For instance, I had 25, so 13 was right in the middle.

Do the following for the first half of the stitches (in my case, 13 stitches):
Row 1: Inc, SSK (or SKP)
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Inc, K1, SSK (or SKP)
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: Inc, K2, SSK (or SKP)
... (this is just like what you were doing for the large triangles, except you will stop this pattern when you reach your center stitch)

Once you have reached that center stitch/row (so, in my case, once I had reached row #13) start doing the following:
Row 1(first row after center stitch/instructions above): Dec (i.e. SSK, K2Tog), K (just as you would with the rest of the pattern, knit until you reach the stitch that gets Slipped), SSK (or SKP)
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Dec, K#, SSK
Row 4: Knit

Once you have one stitch left on the needle pull the tail through the loop, and you're done.

Basically, what you are doing is continuing in the main pattern for the first half of a large triangle, but, instead of continuing and making a full large traingle, you continue in the normal pattern with ONE ALTERATION -- you decrease, instead of increase, at the start of the row. So that center stitch is your longest row of this small triangle, the end of which forms one corner of the end of the scarf. Then you want to start making the rows shorter so that eventually you only have one stitch left up at the other corner of the end of the scarf.

Make sense? I hope so, but feel free to ask me to clarify. Once you've actually done it you'll realize how much of a nobrainer it really is.

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