stripeset

It is always so satisfying to use up stash yarn I must say. I’ve had this nondescript bundle of bulky super wash wool for quite sometime. It was given to me by a friend who was de-stashing. Known as the “Craft Leftovers Girl” I often get donations of leftovers from other people’s projects. It’s like Christmas all the time. Anyway, I’ve had this yarn for sometime and finally made  a hat with it. I love the subtle color striping, the green in blue are so close in value and shade that at first it is hard to distinguish the two. Well, just this week, with the turn of 18 degree weather and sleet storms on the way it was high time to get the scarf made. The scarf I had been using up until now was wonderful, my grandmas had made it for my mom, but a little on the lacy side. I needed something that would keep out the wind. A nice thick fabric. I opted for a 1×1 rib. After seeing my friend knitting a scarf in a 1×1 rib I was sold. It looks like a really thick stockinette stitch, but it doesn’t roll. Fabulous!


Materials

Size US10 1/2 cirular needle 16” length

Size US10 1/2 double pointed needles

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

 

For Hat:

60g Main Color Yarn

30g Contrasting Color Yarn

 

For Scarf:

120g Main Color Yarn

120g Contrasting Color Yarn

 

Notes

Guage: 3 sts/inch

CO = cast on

K = knit 

MC = main color

CC = contrasting color

K2tog = knit 2 together

P = purl

BO = bind off

 

Hat

When changing colors, carry the yarn up the start of your round so you will not have one billion ends to weave in.

 

Using MC CO 75 sts using a cable cast on.

Row 1: Join in the round and knit all.

Row 2: Change to CC and k all.

Row 3 & 4: Change to MC and k all.

Repeat rows 2-4 ten more times.

 

Decrease for top of hat:

Maintain the striping pattern, but work the decreases as follows at the same time. You will get to the point where you will need to change to the double pointed needles.

 

Row 1: K1, (k2tog, k4) repeat to end.

Row 2: K all.

Row 3: K1, (k2tog, k3) repeat to end.

Row 4: K all.

Row 5: K1, (k2tog, k2) repeat to end.

Row 6: K all.

Row 7: K1, (k2tog, k1) repeat to end.

Row 8: K all.

Row 9: K2tog to end.

 

Cut yarn, thread through all loops left on needles, cinch hole closed, weave in all ends.

 

 

Scarf

Carry the yarn up the side of your work so you will not have to, like the hat, weave in a billion ends.

 

With MC; CO 24 Sts using a cable cast on, works as 1st row of striping pattern.

Row 2: (K1, P1) repeat to end.

Row 3: With CC, (K1, P1) repeat to end.

Row 4: Repeat row 2.

Row 5: Change to MC, (K1, P1) repeat to end.

Row 6: Repeat row 5.

 

Repeat rows 3-6 until desired length is met or you run out of yarn.

BO all stitches.

 

If it is a short scarf, use a fancy broach to fasten it around your neck. 

 

 

Creative Commons by Kristin Roach 2009, Some Rights Reserved, Non-commercial.

 

{This pattern was first released on CraftLeftovers.com in the winter of 2007}