Sunday, January 21, 2007

Scarf Frenzy

Before the hat craze, I went through a scarf frenzy. I did a nice ribbed scarf for the red scarf project in Patons Shetland Chunky using the free pattern from Classic Elite yarns called the Sinful Ribbed Scarf.

I also made a red scarf for myself using Ironstone's Showstopper yarn. This yarn is a triple stranded yarn which is actually comprised of 3 different yarns: a mohair, an eyelash and a metallic. I had made Ems a pink one using garter stitch--8 stitches wide on size 15 needles. Hers was a pink one with irridescent strands in it. One skein of that yarn is huge and the scarf, which was quite long, only used a half of a skein. I ended up combining the remaining yarn with a plain merino in muted pink to make her a roll brim hat. Here is a photo of my scarf with was also knit on size 15 needles using seed stitch.

My all time favorite scarf pattern is Jen's Sensational Scarf which was a free pattern that I picked up at Woolrich and Co. , a fabulous little yarn shop in Cambridge MA. The pattern called for 2 skeins of Trendsetter Dune yarn which I happened to have on hand. I used 3 skeins for the earthtone scarf because I wanted a really long one! The ivory scarf used exactly 2 skeins.

The pattern for this scarf is as follows:

Jen's Sensational Scarf

Yarn: Trendsetter Dune yarn, 2 skeins or some other multistrand mohair type of yarn
Needles: Size 15

Pattern is over 3 stitches.

Cast on 23 stitches.

Row 1: K1, *K1, YO, K2tog, Repeat from * ending with K1

Repeat this row to desired length.

For the flounce on the white scarf:

At end of scarf, Knit 2 rows.
Next row: Knit in front and back of every stitch.
Next row: Knit. Next row: Knit in front and back of every stitch.
Next row: Bind off.
For the other end of the scarf: Pick up 23 stitches and follow the above instructions.

The next scarf I tackle will by Lucy Neatby's Sea Lettuce Scarf. Right now I need to do some birthday gifts and finish a sweater!

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