Saturday, October 24, 2015

Winter Scarves

Here are three scarves I've been working on the last several months.

The first one is an awesome pattern I found on line, and I felt the pattern works great with the yarn I chose which is Lion Brand - Barley. The yarn is a mix of acrylic and nylon so it's got some stretch and bounce to it. The pattern is a simple ribbing two rows, knit two rows alternating until the desired length. I did a purl cast on with a purl side cast off of 34 stitches. Super easy!

This scarf is made with a plain taupe, soft, acrylic yarn. This scarf developed from a swatch of a new stitch I wanted to learn. The stitch is sometimes called picot, or double moss stitch. The stitch is created by knitting two, purling two, then on the next row doing the opposite, and the third row then created to match the first row. I made it super long so that I could wrap it and tie it anyway I wanted.

Finally, this scarf was created so that I could learn cabling. Initially I felt cabling is so beautiful that it would be hard, but it's really not at all. Once I completed my first row, I realized it's not difficult at all, and I am hooked. Hee, hee.