On a recent ferry trip to Provincetown for a day of beaching and carousing, I decided to cast-on a 4by2 ribbed scrap scarf while Miss Cutter was compartmentalizing and developing a chi to balance her sickness on the high seas.
Originally, I was just going to keep it one color, but found inspiration in several skeins of random pink and multi pink colored yarns laying about in my shelf and decided to knit it up scrap style. Extra thick–and eventually extra long–I’ve been looking for the perfect excuse to use my Moda Dea Silk n’ Wool Blend in Sangria. I’ve knitted up a chevron style scarf with this stuff before–it was gray and green apple and gifted to someone lest I’d post a picture–and it feels amazing and knits up beautifully.
I think it’s a great addition to the above scarf as the next scrap stage. What do you think?
Have a hankering to knit up one of your own? It’s easy. Gather up scrap yarns you’ve got laying about–I stuck to the same color theme, but you could use absolutely anything you fancy. I cast-on using size 8 needles, but there are absolutely no gauge requirements so pick your sticks depending on how skinny or wide you want it. Mine is a simple Knit 4 Purl 2 every even row, and a Purl 4, Knit 2 every odd.
Happy scrapping! I’ll post a final photo when I complete it. Can’t wait for chunky knitwear in fall.