I first started a scarf for my friend’s birthday all the way back in October when I opted for a patchworky looking pattern out of various knit and purl stitches over four rows with two different colours until I realised that the colours, whilst matching really well, were my favourite colours, not hers. Knowing that her favourite colours are hot pink and emerald I chose to buy some wool when I was in Germany.
It’s the first time I chose to knit a scarf lengthways which is surprising seeing how many scarves I have actually knitted. It was @sahfenn who first put the idea in my head at some time last year, but I never actually got around to doing it myself. With this scarf I was really looking to create something with texture and a bit of an Asian feel which the colours definitely achieve. By knitting lengthways I was able to alternate colours for a large chunk of the scarf which also automatically created tassels at the end.
The yarn is Schachenmayr SMC Bravo which is 100% acrylic and distributed by Coats Crafts and I used approximately 85% of the pink and 55% of the emerald, as well as approximately 35g of gold Anchor Artiste.
I cast on judging purely by gauging the length and lots of guessing and then alternated knitting emerald and gold with pink and gold rows, as well as a pink middle section with a double gold midsection.
Once cast off I knotted the tassels together, two at a time and normally one of each colour. This eliminated having to add tassels at a later point and meant I didn’t have to sew in any ends.
Overall this was an incredibly easy and quick scarf to knit. I now have ideas for my next lengthways scarf with an initial idea of a rainbow coloured one.