Monday, June 02, 2014
A Chevron Scarf from Self-Striping Sock Yarn
I have a stash of self-striping sock yarn, in spite of the fact that knitting socks isn't that compelling for me. I love to wear hand knit socks, but it takes me, on average, three years to crank out a pair.
Now, I like to knit scarves, and I love chevron stripes. Wouldn't you know, that self-striping sock yarn makes a pretty nice scarf too.
The free pattern is Kary's Chevron Scarf. It's a simple 4-row repeat, and 2/3 of a 100 gram ball of yarn gave me this 9.5 x 68" scarf. I knit it until I reached 70", but when I blocked it, stretching out the width took up some of the length. To make it lacier, instead of the "knit front and back" in row 1 of the pattern, I did a yarn-over knit one.
Lovely stripes, with none of the effort of changing yarn colors.