Monday, February 2, 2009

manly "mistaken rib" scarf

after getting bit by the knitting bug, i really wanted to make sure everyone in the family had something that one of us knit (shhhhh...don't tell anybody, but my 12 yr. old son can knit too!).

i asked troy (my husband) if he'd like me to make him a scarf, to which he quickly & apparently without thinking said "i don't need another scarf, i already have 2!"... to which the look on my face must have made him think twice because he followed that by saying "it's not personal, it's just not necessary" (or something like that anyway). men. i just don't know...

so of course, i'm makin' him a scarf!

this is a really affordable, machine washable, good old acrylic/polyester blend yarn made by caron, simply soft eco, colorway: forest floor. yes, by "eco" they mean that 20% of the fibers in this yarn are made from 100% post-consumer recycled, plastic bottles. is that cool, or what?

yes, i'm a pretty serious recycler, so i find this pretty neat-o!

the neat thing about this rib pattern is that because it's uneven, or mistaken, it doesn't roll like most 2x2 or 4x4 ribbing would. it lays nice & flat. it has a really interesting look to it also, a little bit bulkier looking than your normal ribbing would look.

my pattern goes something like this:

3 skeins caron simply soft eco, worsted weight yarn

size 7 needles
worked in multiples of 4 stitches, plus 3 more

cast on 43 stitches (this makes my scarf about 5 1/2" wide)

every row: k2, p2. repeat until 3 stitches remain, k2, p1
(each row ends 1 purl stitch short)

repeat rows until you reach desired length


Shannan said...

This looks so daunting to me. When it comes to knitting, I'm all thumbs. As for the scarf, I'll be looking for it on Sunday! :)

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