As I promised Sharon, this is a post about my favourite scarf.
Working a yarn store, I get to see the nummiest yarns as they came in. When RYC Baby Alpaca DK arrived I just KNEW i had to have it wrapped around my neck in some form! I could picture the scarf i wanted and spent weeks working out the ideal way to create it. This is what i came up with* in order to create the perfect striped skinny scarf
Materials: 2 balls each of RYC Baby Alpaca Southdown (A) and RYC Baby Alpaca Lincoln (B) (or any complementary DK weight yarns)
a set of double pointed 5mm needles (or circular for magic loop)
With col A cast on 36 stitches (or twice as many stitches as would give you your desired width). Join for working in the round.
knit 6 rows.
Without breaking col A, join col B.
knit 6 rows with col B, carrying col A up the centre of the tube, catching it with col B to keep it neat.
continue in this way, alternating A and B until scarf is desired length. My scarf ended up around 2.75m long and i finished with col B.
sew in ends and wash and dry (or whatever blocking method you use) so that scarf sits flat with one ‘edge’ being where you’ve changed colours.
I apologise for the wip photo, but in the 2 years i’ve had this i haven’t taken a photo of it in it’s full finished form!! I will try to get one soon to replace this one!
*I’m sure I’m not the first person to come up with this, and i won’t be the last, but i did make this up from scratch, with no reference to an existing pattern.