It’s the weekend! Time for some new projects and for a brand new pattern!
The weekend so far is gray and drizzly outside, so I thought we could all need some more colour 😛 That’s why I proudly present to you the Nameless Scarf, the newest pattern in my collection!
This pretty scarf is easy and quick to knit and is ideal for showing off those lovely gradient yarns. (Or any other colourful and contrasting yarns that scream PICK MEEEEEEEEE!!!) It can be knit in almost any yarn quality and made as big or as small as you like. The scarf is worked in colour blocks and set in a lovely frame with a picot border. My version features two lovely contrasting gradients and a solid yarn from Wooltopia (5ply Merino/Bamboo/Silk, (“Lola‘s Rainbow“, 2x, and “semi black“ as contrasting colour). And yes, it’s nameless Because who has thaht much colour really doesn’t need one 🙂 Right?
It was a lot of fun seeing the gradients evolve and a real pleasure to knit with this soft and silky yarn. Do you need any more motivation to grab your needles and start right away? (just check the forecast, I’m sure that should do the trick :P). Off to sofaville and happy knitting!
Here are a few more details about the pattern:
Techniques used to knit this shawl:
Knits and purls in rows, yarn overs and simple increases and decreases, picking up stitches, short rows and picot bind off.
Sizes vary according to the yarn weight you use and you can also choose to knit a broader or skinnier shawl. Mine is made with fingering weight yarn on 3mm needles and measures 210cm/83in long and 25cm/10in broad.
What you need:
- Either: Two contrasting gradient yarns (each ~ 250-320m/280-350yards fingering yarn– more for heavier yarn weights) for a medium sized shawl,
- Or the same amount of solid colours the same weight, as you prefer.
- One contrasting colour in the same yarn quality/weight (~ 300m/ 320yards/fingering weight)
- One long (80-120cm/30-48in) cable needle, size matching to your yarn (for example 3mm for fingering yarns, 4mm for DK)
- Tapestry needle to weave in ends.
Thank you to my wonderful test knitters SiNessi, strickhummel2108, ariadne4 and Binle and Suzieqtee for proof reading
And here are some of my test knitters’ scarves. Aren’t they beautiful???