Pictures of my octopus slowly forming in between the stripes of my sweater. My favorite part is its eye. I got inspiration for this sweater from the awesome art on lined paper where the animals are drawn between the lines.
After knitting many scarves, sweaters, and wristwarmers, I have a collection of teeny half skeins lying around. I’ve decided to use up my scrap yarn to make an awesome gradient scarf based on a simple pattern that really lets the yarn shine. Hope you like it :)
Yarn: Variety of worsted weight wool, alpaca, and mixed yarns
Needles: Size 6 (4mm)
Dimensions: Approximately 6 inches wide. Recommended length: 5 feet.
Cast on 32 stitches. You can make the scarf narrower/wider by using another number that is divisible by 4.
Slip the first stitch of every row. Slip knitwise if it’s a knit stitch and slip purlwise if it’s a purl stitch.
Rows 1-4: (K2, P2) – repeat til end of row.
Rows 5-6: (P2, K2) – repeat til end of row.
Rows 7-8: (K2, P2) - repeat til end of row.
Rows 9-10: (P2, K2) - repeat til end of row.
Repeat rows 7-8 and 9-10 until happy with length of scarf.
At end of scarf, add 4 rows of Rows 7-8 to create a ribbed pattern to match the beginning of the scarf.
Knit fabric tends to stretch a little after washing. Depending on your yarn, it can stretch a couple of inches to several inches. Please keep this in mind when determining the length you knit!
When starting a new color, replace first row of pattern with all knit stitches to create nice seam between colors.
Pretty simple, eh? It makes for some great train knitting while listening to music or podcasts.
For my grandmother’s 80th birthday. She has always kept us in socks, until recent years when her vision got bad and she couldn’t knit anymore. She’s super proud of me, of that I learned to knit all by myself. So I made her socks.
I mostly like to knit cables or lace but I thought that because her vision is blurry it’s not obvious she could see any fancy structuring. So stripes, I thought, but something fun. And I like to think these are fun.