You knitters know what I'm talking about when I talk about that one very special skein of yarn that you happen to either buy on a whim, or on the spot, or without a care, or just "because," and then go home and put it on the shelf and then you stare at it for eons, wondering what you could possibly make using just that one, perfect skein.
Each of these items take just one perfect skein. In fact, these were designed especially for that yarn, the one that is currently sitting on your shelf, staring at you.
These employ a variation of the same stitch pattern, but they are not the same. The Forever Scarf is knit circularly and the crossed sections run parallel to the cast on the edge. The Head Wrap version is knit flat and instead of garter ridges between crossed sections, it is in stockinette so it can lay flat on the head.
The Dream Swatch Forever Scarf is a lot of fun because you can wear it any way you want: Single, doubled, or tripled around your neck. You could even fold it just so and wear one of your favorite shawl pins. I even tried it on "Grace Kelly" style, and it works!
Approximately 50” circumference, 6” wide
The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! (70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon / 412 yds / 4 oz); color Rainbow Scarab, 1 skein
Similar Yarn for Substitution: Pagewood Farms Hand Dyed Sock Yarn, Alyeska (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon / 360 yds / 4 oz); any color, 1 skein
One 32” long circular (circ) needle size US 4 (3.5mm)
Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge
Stitch marker, tapestry needle
21 sts = 4” in St st
49” long, 4” wide
Alchemy Yarns Bamboo (100% Bamboo / 150 yds / 50 gms); Color 59c, Rain Forest, 1 skein
1 set size US 5 (3.75mm) knitting needles
change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge (22 sts = 4")
DIFFICULTY: This pattern is recommended for an adventurous beginner or intermediate knitter who has a little bit of patience when rearranging stitches on the needles
The pattern contains instructions for both items, the scarf and the head wrap.
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