so. it’s a friend’s birthday and i thought i should make her a gift. (runner up was sheldon, by the way). this particular friend works a real job and wears lots of real job clothing, which includes much black and white.
an aside. when a friend from knit one cleaned out a bit of her yarn stash, it included a ball of great big sea. i tried to get her to keep it, but she is making a cardigan and this particular skein was just a different color than the rest and so she wanted it out of her house, so i benefited. thanks julie!!
anyhow, birthday meets gifted yarn and you have this scarf – the perfect accent for my friend’s work clothing… and here’s the little pattern in case you have one of those sorts of jobs. use a yarn that is silky, shiny, drapey at about a dk weight and size 7 needles. i used about 110 yards of great big sea, did 36 repeats, and ended up with a scarf 64 in. long by about 3 in. wide.
if you chose to use a different weight yarn, use a needle size one size above that recommended. i wouldn’t go much larger than one size above since you want those nice garter stitch ridges to show up well.
cast on 16 stitches
row 1: k for the first row, k dropping all yos for all remaining rows
row 2: k
row 3: k6, yo twice, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo 4 times, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo twice, k6
row 4: k, dropping all yos
row 5: k
row 6: k1, *yo twice, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo 4 times, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo twice,* k6, repeat within the *, ending k1
make it as long as you want, ending with two knit rows.
block lightly by soaking in room temperature water for at least 20 minutes, rolling it in a towel to remove excess water, and laying flat to dry.
enjoy and have a great weekend!! (and here’s the ravelry link!)