I always find myself buying beautiful yarn and absolutely nothing to knit with it. It is especially difficult for me to find a pattern for yarn that is extremely variegated or bright. I set out on a mission to design something simple to work, but not mind numbingly dull, with accents that would suit almost any yarn you choose.
True to its name, the Any Yarn Scarf works with any yarn weight and color.
Any Yarn Scarf works one increase every 4 rows for half of the scarf, and one decrease every 4 rows for the other half of the scarf. This creates a gentle slope and maximizes your yardage. It’s easy to create different shapes or to lengthen your scarf by adding straight sections in the middle of the scarf.
Due to some seriously rainy weather, I haven’t been able to take as many photos as I like to for each pattern. To see a larger image, click on the photo to the right. Once the weather improves, I’ll have more photos for you, including detailed shots and photos that display the scarf shape.
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Miss Babs Windsor Sock (approximately 400 yds per 100 grams, fingering weight) shown in Mums. Available for purchase at Miss Babs.
One US 5 (3.75mm) needle, your choice of length (I’d recommend 24” circular since the scarf gains width).
66 inches long, 14 inches at widest point
Changing the Size (Or Shape)
You can adjust the scarf to be any width you prefer, provided you have enough yarn. The pattern is written in a manner that divides half of your yarn for the increases and the remaining half for the decreases. If you wish, you can work the scarf Saroyan-style and work a set number of increases repeats, followed by straight repeats, and a set number of decrease repeats. A small scale will help you determine your yarn usage and make it significantly easier to adjust the shape of the pattern.
Changing Yarn Weight & Needle Size
You can use any yarn weight for this pattern. Using a scale makes it easy if you have one ball of yarn to work with. If you’re working with two balls, it’s even easier! Use one for your increases and the other for your decreases. I would recommend using a needle several sizes larger than called for to obtain a soft drape for the yarn.