|Malabrigo Scarf for Mom|
The colors reminded me of my mom, but the yarn store didn't have three hanks in all the same color -- I bought three different colors and worked out a way to use them all in the scarf.
Yarn: Malabrigo Twist yarn, one hank each in Cookie, Velvet Grape and Liquid Amber. I used all of the Cookie, and almost all of the other two.
Needles: Knitpicks Options (metal) in US size 9 with a 60 inch cable.
Pattern: No pattern, I just made something up. I cast on 300 stitches with color A (Liquid Amber). I knit the scarf in moss stitch (knit purl knit purl, etc, and then on the next row, I knit the purls and purled the knits). At the end of each row, I broke the yarn, leaving enough of a tail for fringe. The patten of colors I used was 2 of color A (Cookie), 1 row of color B (Velvet Grape), 2 rows of color C (Liquid Amber), 1 row of B, 2 rows of A, 1 row of B, 2 rows of C, etc. I hope that makes sense.
Size: I cast on 300 stitches, thinking that would give me a 5 foot long scarf, knit lengthwise. I ended up with a giant 7 foot, six inch scarf (not counting the fringe). Giant, I tell you! I should have cast on fewer stitches. It is six inches wide.