Maybe I’m in a rut, knitting multiples of patterns. But this is such a good one. Take two colorways of Noro Silk Garden. The more different from one another the better. Cast on an odd number of stitches for the width you want, worked up in knit 1, purl 1 rib. I usually cast on 45 stitches in Silk Garden, on size 7 needles. Alternate the colorways, every two rows. That is, knit 2 rows from one skein and then knit two rows from the other. Keep up the knit 1, purl 1 ribbing until you use up the yarn. It’s that easy.
Jared Flood has published a free pattern here, while disclaiming that he really invented it. If you’re interested in giving it a try, check his pattern for a handy tip so that the edges come out nice and neat. It works well.
Jared Flooding, that is. Though Michigan’s “up north” has also been deluged with rain this spring. This scarf is knit of Noro Silk Garden 309 and 244. There don’t seem to be any two colorways that you can’t combine and still come up with a cool look. These two skeins had places where the colors were a bit too close to one another, but it still looks good.
Periodically, knitters need the mindless knit. For me, it’s when I’m a passenger on a long drive. Anything the least bit complex doesn’t work for me then. This is my 4th version of the scarf. And there may yet be a 5th.
As always, looking at the skeins gives me almost no clues about how the finished scarf will look. Here’s the pattern, free on Flood’s website.
Take one skein Noro Silk Garden Color #84. Mix with equal parts of Noro Silk Garden Color #228. Alternate colors every 2 rows. Work in knit one, purl one rib until you run out of yarn. Cook up on # 7 needles, here with 35 stitches. That’s the Jared Flood recipe for this scarf. You can knit this one with your eyes closed or your brain otherwise occupied. This is my third. Here are the other two:
Another Jared Flood two-colorway Noro scarf. This time, worked up in Silk Garden. Very yummy yarn of silk, kid mohair and lambswool. You do have to take out a mortgage to pay the yarn bill, but it is so worth it. Steve parks in Lot 20. His new coat has no hood and some special yarn seemed like a good idea. This scarf of many colors fits the bill.
This pattern and this yarn…surprises. If you can look at these two skeins and predict a scarf like the one above, you’re a “better man than I am, Gunga Din.”