Summer beckons with its warm days and sultry nights. Especially when we get into the heart of summer, July and August, effort seems to want to fly out the window. And that’s okay. Stepping back from obligation and replacing it with possibilities often takes the pressure off. We usually strive so hard and taking a break from “must-do’s” can only be good for us.
That’s why July’s scarf pattern was so easy to come by. Wavy rows of bluesy blues and seaweed greens remind me of the ever-churning surf; I can almost hear the pounding of the waves. Ocean sounds are so relaxing; just pop in a cd of the surf and in twenty minutes or so you’ll feel very relaxed indeed!
You can make your scarf as long and as wide as you choose. Want something bigger to wrap around your shoulders once the sun sets? Or maybe a scarf that covers up your neck and arms from the blazing sun?
The yarn I used is called Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn. The color I chose was Tidal. Here it is here.
It’s a pretty color, and just have a look at how the blues and greens, subtle and rich, remind you of the sea. There are other colors to choose from, such as Petunia, Echo, Dragonfly and Candid. All are soft and summery and ready to knit with!
Multiple of 10 stitches + 6 extra
Cast on 46 stitches.
Size 10-1/2 needle
Rows 1 & 2: Knit.
Row 3: K6, * yo twice, k1, yo 3x, k1, yo 4x, k1, yo 3x, k1, yo twice, k6; repeat to end.
Row 4: Knit, dropping all yo’s off the needle.
Rows 5 & 6: Knit.
Row 7: K1, repeat from * of Row 3, end k1.
Row 8: Knit, dropping all yo’s off the needle.
Knit to desired length and bind off all stitches. Weave in ends and there you are!
Remember scarves are not just neckware. You can drape or belt or use as a shrug or a shawl or an extra warm blanket when sitting. Beautiful scarves also make wonderful ornamentation on bookshelves or chairs; just the right touch to bring out the graceful nature in a room! So, let me know how you use scarves!
Happy knitting, and always take your knitting to heart!