Needle: 6mm Addi Turbo circular
Finished Size: approx. 72 inches long
I first saw a striped scarf made from alternating balls of Noro yarn in the Vogue On The Go book, Scarves Two. The scarf in that book was designed by Kristin Spurkland and was worked in a 3×1 rib with three skeins of Noro Kureyon in colorway #95. It was an interesting idea, but the 3×1 rib didn’t appeal to me since the scarf had an obvious right and wrong side.
A few years later, I stumbled across Adrian’s fabulous Noro striped scarf which was worked in a 2×2 rib. Hmmmm . . . much better. No right or wrong side. So I bought some Kureyon but never got around to working up the scarf.
Fast forward to the recent phenom created by Jared when he knit a 1×1 striped scarf from Noro Silk Garden. All the lovely striped scarves cropping up around blogland and on Ravelry got me thinking. Was there a way to make more subtle stripes?
Why, yes there is:
Here’s how I worked my scarf.
I used two different colors of Kureyon which I spit spliced together (after I cut out the dreaded violet in one of the skeins) and one skein of Tahki Donegal Tweed in a dark color with flecks that complimented the colors in the Kureyon.
- Using the Donegal Tweed, cast on 33 stitches.
- Attach the Kureyon and work across the row as follows: k1, *p1, k1; repeat from * to end of row.
- Using the Donegal Tweed, work back across the row, keeping in the rib pattern.
- Work the next row with the Kureyon.
- In order to alternate the two colors each row, you must use a circular needle so you can slide the stitches to the correct end of the needle when it’s time to switch yarns.
- Keep working in this manner, i.e., 1×1 rib alternating yarns each row, until you almost run out of the Donegal Tweed (you’ll use all the Donegal Tweed but not quite all the Kureyon). Bind off in rib but work an occasional k2tog so the bound-off edge doesn’t flare.
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