It’s done! It’s done! The Ultimate Winter Scarf is done! And I think it’s pretty ultimate! Whew, that’s a relief.
Long? √ Colorful? √ Three colors integrated seamlessly? √ Soft and warm? √
So, here it is, the pattern for the Three Color Linen Stitch Scarf. Some notes, or lessons learned, are below.
I recommend a thumb or backwards loop cast on. I did a long tail cast on and it used up too much yarn, so I ran out of that color first and had to resort to cutting the remaining two balls at each end so I could keep working with them. It wasn’t necessarily a big deal, since the cut strands were incorporated into the fringe, but it would’ve been easier not to.
I did a purl bind off on the right side of the scarf; I felt it matched the cast on edge better. I bound off with the next size larger needle i.e. U.S. 15 10mm, because I am notorious for binding off too tight and the thought of tinking 310 bound off stitches of ‘grabby’ yarn, made me a little sick to my stomach. The trade off, however, is that I feel my bind off stitches are a little too obvious. Oh, well, I’ll live with it. You know your knitting tendencies, so bind off the best way for you. I did not recommend it in the finished pattern.
Some of you might notice, the finished length and the gauge I included in the pattern doesn’t match what I was aiming for or the gauge my swatch produced. Yep, once again the knitting whimsies were out and about messing with my gauge swatch. So be warned!
The stitch pattern I used doesn’t look identical on the back, however the reverse reminds me a lot of seed stitch, and I think it looks pretty cool, so I would say it’s reversible, regardless!
For more information about the yarn used, check out my yarn review.
So what do you think? Does it fit the bill?
*Note: I wanted to add that I believe any chunky multicolored yarn will work for this pattern, it doesn’t have to be the Lang Mille Fiamme.*