Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Sideways Folded Scarf
This scarf was another Knit Picks project. By the way, have I ever mentioned how much fun it is to be able to knit for them? Getting to try out different books and patterns, not to mention their fabulous yarns, has really added to my wish list...and stash.
Back to the scarf. The pattern comes from Luxe Knits: The Accessories by Laura Zukaite. It's a simple one page pattern that is very well written and easy to understand. I don't remember there being any errors in the pattern.
It was an easy, fast knit, using Swish Worsted Yarn in Squirrel Heather and Stroll Sock Yarn in Dove Heather on size US 10 (6 mm) circular needles - I used the nickle plated Options interchangeables. The Swish Worsted is used to work the folds, and the folds are the rows that took the longest to work as you pick up and knit the picked up stitches with the live stitches to create them.
The fabric between the folds is knit with the Stroll Sock yarn, and goes very quickly on the large needles. The contrast of the lighter and darker yarns makes it lovely, and the wool yarn makes it warm. It's also easy care because it's superwash.
Pattern Name: Sideways Folded Scarf
Designer: Laura Zukaite
Pattern Source: Luxe Knits: The Accessories
Yarns: Knit Picks Swish Worsted Yarn in Squirrel Heather
Knit Picks Stroll Sock Yarn in Dove Heather
Needle: US 10 (6 mm) circular needles