Phew – try saying that three times fast!
I get asked about this scarf more than any other piece I’ve ever designed.I swear, it was done out of desperation – my stash was overwhelming even me! So, I took some black, some different colours of Astra and went to town. Well, those that know me, know I have the attention span of a gnat, so what started out to be a poncho became a scarf. One that somehow has the power to make complete strangers stop be in the street to ask where I got it. The cool thing is that because every other row is done in black, one side looks dark and one side pops with colour – almost like shadow knitting. If you want tassells, just leave long edges of the yarn as you work. I had intended to weave them in, but then I decided I kinda liked them
So, here’s the pattern (such as it is):
Stashaholic’s Scrapalicious Scarf
A large amount of different colours (there’s no real exact science here – it’s whatever’s on hand). If you want one colour contrast, knock yourself out. I’d suggest sport weight because otherwise it will weigh a ton.
Black sport weight – hard to judge amount because I used scraps, but I’d guestimate around 15 ozs
4.25 mm hook
- With black, chain a honking amount of stitches. I’d figure somewhere around 200, but really, it’s however long you want to do it. (Mine starts at one knee, travels around the neck and meets at the other knee.) Fasten off.
- With contrast colour, join in first ch, ch 2. HDC in back loop of each sc across. Fasten off.
- Turn and with black, join in first sc, ch 2. HDC in back loop of each HDC across. Fasten off
- Turn and with contrast colour, join in first sc, ch 2. HDC in back loop of each HDC across. Fasten off
- Repeat until width required is reached.