— Take A Nap Scarf

takeanapscarf.jpgI’m aware of that this scarf looks a lot like the Go Go Garter Scarf in Stitch n’ Bitch. The similarities are purely accidental. There is after all only so many ways you can make knitted garter stitch scarves in.

Yarn: Lionbrand Chenille (100 yards, 91% acrylic/9% rayon). One skein each of orange aka Terracotta, green aka Basil and teal aka… well, Teal. About half a skein is used of each color.

Needle size: US11/8 mm.

Gauge: 8 sts and 16 rows in stockinette will hopefully give you a 4×4 inch (10×10 cm) swatch.

Color scheme: 18 rows teal, 18 rows orange, 18 rows green. Repeat.

CO 20 sts with MC (teal). Work in garter stitch for 18 rows. Switch to CC1 (orange), work another 18 rows and then switch to CC2 (green). Repeat this sequence until the scarf has a desired length. Aaron, who I made this scarf for, requested “a scarf that is as long as me”, so the one on the picture has 5 repeats total and is slightly longer than 5 feet.

Weave in ends. You may have to tie each end before cutting it (after weaving in for quite a while if you know what’s good for you), since this yarn is slippery, which in combination with a bigger needle size means that the ends will undo themselves. Block it if you want. I didn’t. We’re working with acrylic here.


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