Friday, April 15, 2011
Scarf from He**, finally done! Pattern included
I'm happy to report I'm FINALLY done with the scarf I'm fondly referring to as my "Scarf from He**" (see my post "Scarf with Boucle...for my sins..." for further details).
I got around the sticky boucle issue (pun intended) by knitting the boucle yarn together with Caron Simply Soft, which made the boucle slightly easier to deal with. Needless to say, the Simply Soft palette boasted no "camel" or "beige" color choices, so I decided to go with "Bone."
Believe it or not, people actually think the scarf looks all right; so, I figured, why not put out the "pattern," such as it is, for people:
SCARF FROM HE**
Measurements: 6" wide x 62" long, excluding fringe.
Gauge: 2.5 stitches = 1” in garter stitch
Row gauge is not critical.
1 skein each
Bernat Soft Boucle - Natural (#06703) - A
Caron Simply Soft - Bone (#9703) - B
Needles: Size 13 (9 mm) needles
Hook: Size N15 (10 mm) crochet hook
Using A and B together, cast on 15 stitches, using a knit cast-on.
Work in garter stitch until the scarf measures 65” long.*
Double up Color B and, using a size N15 (10 mm) crochet hook, crochet into the garter stitch "nub" selvage at the row ends. Crochet in slip stitch up the scarf and all the way around, making a border.
Bind off and weave in all ends.
* The length shortened due to the crochet border step, which is why a length of 65" is knitted, but the finished result is 62".