A Quick Scarf Recipe

A quick project

A quick project

For the longest time, I had a ball of The Knittery’s “Daisy” wound up and ready to go. Only, Knittery yarn isn’t something you simply use. Since operations wound down quite a few years ago, I’ve been holding on to my stash and particularly “Daisy.” She needed just the right project. I started a few projects and just as quickly wound her back up.

Now, however, she is a light and airy scarf and I think it’s done her justice!

Light & air

Light & air

The colours are glorious, but a bit full-on. The open work of the stitch is what makes it work here. I’m also a fan of light, lacy scarfs. They’re easy to wear in cooler weather.

Scarf on a chair

The chair shot

The stitch is found in Barbara Walker’s second treasury and is a breeze. It’s actually a rib, so if you leave the scarf unblocked, you’ll get a squishier, ‘plumper’ finished piece. Here’s the basic recipe. Oh, I’ve called the scarf ’42,’ because I cast on 42 stitches and because maybe the question to the meaning of life is: “what’s the right pattern for this yarn?”

“42”

Cast on 42 stitches.

Row 1: K1, (yo, sl1 wyib, k1, psso) repeat until last stitch, k1.

Row 2: P1, (yo, sl1 wyif, p1, psso) repeat until last stitch, p1.

Continue repeating rows 1 & 2 until desired length is reached. Cast off. Weave in end.

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