Summer is gone! Whoosh! Just like that, gone are the hot summer beach days. Long, lazy afternoons that melted into evenings that stayed light for hours are only a memory. Time spent in the backyard or the beach; sunning, building sandcastles, barbecuing or swimming. But in their place is my favorite season. The days may not be as hot, but the sun is still bright and warm. Even though the days are not as long, they are still filled with vibrancy and fresh beginnings. As the air begins to cool, there is nothing nicer than to wrap a cozy scarf around your neck.
I chose a simple pattern for my October scarf. I used two skeins of Paton’s Metallic yarn in gold. And a beautiful gold it is! Dark and strong, like some autumn afternoons. You know what I mean, when you’re enjoying bright sunshine, then suddenly the sky is filled with dark clouds and the winds start blowing!
Even in a picture you can see the light and dark contrasts of this pretty yarn.
I have barely finished “one side” of this scarf, yet it drapes so gracefully wherever you place it! Disregard the scrawny neck. As I was saying . . .
Autumn is the perfect season for layering your clothes. Because one minute it’s too warm for the heavy coat, then in another minute a warm sweater or scarf is a must!
Use a larger needle, I used a 10-1/2 and cast on 49 stitches.
Knit 2 rows as Setup rows. Then begin:
Rows 1 – 4: Knit.
Rows 5, 7, 9, 11: K1, * (k2tog) 2 times, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, (ssk) twice, k1 . . . repeat from * to end.
Rows 6, 8, 10, 12: Purl.
Repeat these 12 rows until desired length. My October scarf will be about 70″ long. Then knit 2 rows and bind off.
Looking for a Christmas or Hanukkah gift? Well, here you have one! Make it short for a muffler or long with fringe for a more traditional look.
As always, take your knitting to heart!