Sunday, April 25, 2010

Let the Yarn do the Talking

For a fun, easy project, you can't beat Plymouth Multiplicity!  It's a lofty, bulky wool/acrylic blend that works up quickly on size 15 needles.

 Just one ball, at 131 yards, makes a soft self-striped scarf.

I follow the texture in the self striping yarn, which is part solid color and part bulkier multi-colored, and let the yarn determine when to change stitches.  Here's my recipe:

Multiplicity Scarf:

Yarn:  1 ball Plymouth Multiplicity
Needles:  US size 15
Finished size:  length, 60 inches/width, 5 inches

Loosely cast on 15 stitches.
When the yarn is solid colored- knit every row
When the yarn is multi-colored- *knit 1, purl 1* across, ending with a knit 1

Cast off loosely in stitch you're using at the time (either all knit, or knit 1, purl 1).
There you have it- no counting, no fuss!

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