It’s a bit out of season to be making cozy scarves, but I had the fiber and time so why not? I started this project with 100g of Morning Glory Merino and the goal of making a semi-bulky yarn.
I forgot to add something to the pic for scale, but it’s roughly medium weight. I tried to spin the fiber really fluffy (not quite sure what the technical term for it is) because I wanted something that felt light. I decided to make the yarn a 2-ply so that I could get a little more length out of it than if I went 3-ply. This means that the colorways doesn’t quite match up, but I think that works out well in the final project.
After making the yarn, I decided to make a simple boomerang scarf so that I could display the lovely colors. I always love discovering how the colorways has ended up as I knit. The stripes on this scarf came out really nice! I think it almost a watercolor effect.
Simple Boomerang Pattern
- Cast on 5 – 8 stitches using long tail cast on. Less stitches will create a pointy corner to your scarf, more will be more rounded.
- Right Side Rows – knit front and back of first stitch, * knit * until two stitches left, k2tog. You should have the same number of stitches as the previous row.
- Wrong Side Rows – slip first stitch with yarn in front, * knit * until two stitches left, knit front and back of next stitch, slip last stitch with yarn in front. You should have one more stitch than the previous row.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the scarf is desired length.
- Bind off using stretchy bind off. Note, you should leave more than a single row’s worth of yarn for this bind off. I find that it usually consumes about 1.5 times as much as a normal row.