Fall Knits: Color Theory Cowl

Image of Color Theory Cowl

Isn’t this pretty? Saw this pattern a few days ago in the Lion Brand newsletter.  I don’t especially like to do stranded knitting, and don’t usually wear cowls, but this one is so pretty that it keeps coming back to mind. So, I think I’m going to make at least one, as a Christmas gift, and possibly one for myself. The yarns are new, two of merino and two of cashmere. Knit in the round, on 16 inch size 6 (US) needles. Everything you need is available here.

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Steps Spiral Scarf

OK, this intriguing design is planned as a scarf. But I’m  adapting it to heavier yarn,  cotton, and making it into  a rug. Right now I plan to line it with slip proof backing, but have to see the finished product first. Using size 10 (US) needles, and using up some of my stash!

Teleidoscope Scarf

I’ve always been attracted to knitting patterns that resemble hand weaving, so when, while browsing casually among the zillions of free patterns on the net, was drawn to this beautiful scarf. According to Wikipedia, “a teleidoscope is a kind of kaleidoscope, with a lens and an open view, so it can be used to form kaleidoscopic patterns from objects outside the instrument, rather than from items installed as part of it.”

This great digital image, also from Wikipedia, brilliantly exemplifies the teleidoscopic effect.

To get back to the pattern, it was published by KnitPicks over at their site. The suggested yarn is Merino Style Yarn, Swish DK Yarn  Elegance Yarn (DK weight),  615 yards, and a 40 inch circular needle, size 9 (US). I’m off to order some yummy yarn now. Hope you enjoy this pattern, as well as the design in motion above. Here’s the pattern.

Zig Zag Scarf

Designed by Debbie Bliss, this pattern first appeared in Knits Accessories.  I usually include a link to the instructions, but this pattern is so easy, I can post it myself. Here it is:

Chevron Stripe Pattern
Row 1: (RS) K1, ssk, *k9, sl 2 sts individually pwise, k1, p2sso; rep from * to last 12 sts, k9, k2tog, k1.
Row 2: K1, *p1, k4, (k1, yo, k1) all in next st, k4; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pattern.

This chevron stitch pattern lends itself particularly well to stripes, from a skinny scarf to an afghan. Make a few striped ones, and clear out some of your stash!