4+1 Scarf

Monday, October 29, 2007
This scarf was born from three competing desires: 1) To use up two skeins of yarn, one smooth and one furry; 2) To not bore myself to tears while doing it; and 3) To make something that would be popular in the ASIS&T III Auction. I'm pleased to say that it succeeded on all counts!

Additional fun facts about this scarf:
  • It's completely reversible, because there's an odd number of rows in the pattern repeat
  • While the pattern isn't quite as boring as garter stitch, it's still pretty mindless, so is a good baseball/football/basketball/conference talk project
  • It gets alternating ridges of stockinette/reverse stockinette (depending on your perspective) between garter dips
  • The MicroSpun is really soft and drapey, making this a surprisingly supple scarf
  • It was immensely popular in the auction, which just goes to show that people love those Muppets!
Gauge: Not particularly important
Finished dimensions: 3.5in by 72in (8.75cm by 180cm)

Materials:
1 skein Lion MicroSpun (100% Microfiber acrylic) Color: Mango [2.50oz/70g to 168yd/154m)
1 skein Baton Rouge (100% Nylon) Color: 2007 pink, orange, yellow, green [50g to 153yd/140m]
US 10 (6mm) needles
Darning needle

Instructions:
Holding one strand of each yarn together, cast on 20sts.
Work in garter stitch (knit all stitches) for 5 rows.
Row 1: Purl
Rows 2-5: Knit

Repeat these five rows until about 2 yards (about 2m, doesn't have to be exact) of the fur remains after row 1 (the purl row)
Work in garter stitch for 5 rows.
Bind off all stitches.
Weave in ends.

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