Well, I was going to wait until next week to introduce this, but I like it too much! Keep in mind that this is going to be available only for a limited time, probably until the end of January, to help introduce the tailspun yarns
This is the pattern for the Like A Lamb Scarflette made with my new tailspun Icelandic Yarn. Just 25 yards and the locks alone weigh over 5 ounces - that's a pair of socks! You can button this up or, order two skeins, knit it longer for a full scarf or hat. If you're looking for a certain color of this yarn, just let me know, I have much more than what is on my site.
One side of the knitting has the locks the other side is smooth. This has nothing to do with my prowess as a spinner, but has more to do with the technique I use for this and my other novelty yarns.
When knitting, move all locks behind you to the "wrong" side or purl side of the knitting. When purling, move all locks to the same side. I try to even up my stitches so that locks fall between the stiches and not into the loop.
Gauge is not important (don't you love projects like that!)
Needle size 15.
Okay, here's the really easy pattern:
Cast on 12 Stitches, I used a back loop as it's the easiest and you will never see it.
Knit in Stockinette Stitch for 4 rows. On your next row Knit 2, then knit 2 together, knit 4, then knit 2 together. Knit for 3 more rows. On the next row, Knit 2, then knit 2 together, knit 2, then knit 2 together. Knit in stockinette stitch until it's the length you desire minus the ending increases. I knit for approximately 16 inches. Then Knit 2, then knit into the front and back of the next stitch, knit 2 then knit into the front and back of the next stitch. Knit to end of row. Knit for 3 more rows. On the next row, Knit 2, knit into the front and back of the next stitch, knit 4, knit into the front and back of the next stitch. Knit to end of row. Knit 4 rows and bind off loosely.
That's it! Add a button, you don't need a buttonhole as the knit is large enough that any modest button will fit through. You want to keep it together, not show off your button.
Remeber, check the previous post for our FREE Sample Skein Giveaway, it's just down the page!