Friday, April 4, 2014

How I Love My Chameleon Scarf

For starters, every stitch is a knit stitch, the pattern sort of produces itself, and it's so easy even a beginner can do it.(Instructions below in a post entitled "Chameleon Scarf".

The finished scarf has the thickness of a ribbed scarf. Of the two contrasting (or coordinated) colors, each color has a dominating side. The end fringes are one color or the other, not mixed.

The first scarf I made was red and KU blue. I was so pleased with it I made a second scarf with black and grey, an intended present for my attorney. It's subtle, elegant, and not attention-grabbing (well, maybe it is in a discreet sort of way). I hope he will wear it. (I intend to monitor his wardrobe when winter comes.)

Chameleon Scarf

The predominate shade of the two-color Chameleon Scarf depends on which side you are looking at, and the color of the fringe depends on which end is showing. The Chameleon uses two contrasting colors and is a knit stitch throughout.

Use two skeins of about 175 yards each, an appropriate weight for size 8-9 circular needles.

Color A: Cast on (not long-tail) 225-250 stitches, leave 12 inches at beginning for fringe. Knit one row.

Color B: Switch to other end of circular needle. Leave 12 inches for fringe. Knit two rows.

Color A: Switch to other end of circular needle. Leave 24 inches for fringe, Knit two rows.

Color B: Switch to other end of circular needle. Leave 24 inches for fringe. Knit two rows.

Repeat, alternating colors until desirable width is reached. With Color A, knit one row. Bind off. Leave 12 inches for fringe. Cut loops, tie fringe pieces snuggly together. If work has become loose, tighten up fringe lengths before tying together. Trim length as desired.

Copyright 2014 Peg Nichols

Have I Forgotten How to Post?

Golly Gee, it's been so long since I've added to this blog, I wonder if I still know how?

Been busy knitting, anyway. Knitting is what keeps me from coming unraveled.