Thursday, October 28, 2010
The October scarf pattern in the International Year of the Scarf Club is Morocco.
This dramatic scarf takes its cue from the vibrant colours embedded in Kauni Effektgarn yarn. The large shawl version uses the colourway "Spice", recalling the colours of North Africa.
The Morocco scarf is an adventure in multi-directional, modular knitting. It worked from the centre diamond outwards, in opposite directions. All in that most versatile of stitches: Garter Stitch.
The two contrasting colours are achieved from the same colourway of the Kauni yarn by beginning from two different points in each of two balls. The colours in the yarn, because of their extra-long colour repeats, meld and combine and mutate along the full length of the piece.
Both ends finish with a decorative diamond motif, set off by two triangles along each side.
The scarf version shown below in "Woodland" is worked with just a single ball of Kauni Effektgarn. The ball is wound into two separate balls and then worked in the same way as for the shawl version.
Directions in the pattern describe fully how to work from either a single ball of from two balls of the Kauni yarn.
Of course, you could set off on your own adventure and work from several balls of yarn in your own colours.
Posted by Ilga Leja on 10/28 at 08:00 PM