The pattern is Scrappy Lengthwise Scarf. It is super easy, and yet interesting because you see the fabric develop as you add in each new colourful strand of yarn.
I used a US 6 needle and lots of leftover sock yarn from socks I'd made for Joe and also squares from my barn raising blanket. I could also see that this would be fun in a chunkier weight yarn and larger needles.
Savannahchik asked how many different yarns I used. Hmm let's see:
- Colinette jitterbig in elephant colourway. Malabrigo sock yarn in eggplant colours. And at least 4 different colours of pagewood farms sock yarn all leftover from my barn raising blanket
- There's some zauberball - I had a little orange leftover from some crazy bright stripey socks.
- There's some Noro Kureyon sock. Note that this adds a nubby texture to the scarf that might not be everyones cup of tea.
- There's koigu in an olive colour, and a camouflage colour.
- Sundara sock yarn in a navy colour.
- The knittery merino cashmere sock yarn in blues, greens and greys.
- Austermann step sock yarn in greens.
- Socks that rock in a brown and pink colourway
- And even some Quiviut in a maroon colour from a shawl I'd made my Grandma.
The only thing I was concerned about was whether it would be long enough, since you knit it lengthwise and can't really tell when it is on the circular needle all scrunched up. I cast on 600 stitches and hoped for the best. When it came to casting off, I was relieved to see that it was plenty long. The pattern does advise that you do a swatch and calculate the math to make it the length you'd like. Erm, yes, lets just say I skipped that important step ;o)
I "need" to make one for myself now in pretty girly colours. I certainly have the leftovers for it.
Hope you are having a good week,