Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Saroyan In Progress
I like the way this scarf is constructed. You can use any weight of yarn, which is especially nice if you're trying to use up your stash. The scarf is made up of three sections: increase, straight and decrease. You cast on with a needle that you find gives you the drape and fabric that you like. Then, you work the 14-row repeat section until it's the width that you want. Each of the repeats gives you a leaf border on one side. Next, you work straight, and then work the decrease section equal to the length as the increase section. You can see a schematic on the designer's website. The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn, but there is no difficulty changing to a different weight.
The design is easy, but with enough of a pattern to keep me from getting bored. The changing colors of the yarn keep me going, too. The scarf will be getting progressively darker and darker in color. A fun knit!