She Knits: Reversible Stripes Scarf

I received two luscious skeins of yarn as a gift last year and have been itching to use them. It took several months for me to decide on a pattern. The yarn is in a weight I don’t use often (bulky), and the fiber is something I’ve never worked with (alpaca). I wanted to do the colors and soft yarn justice.

This is the result. 🙂

Progression
Started — September 3
Completed — September 19
Duration — 17 days = 2.4 weeks

Pattern Info
Reversible Strips Scarf by Marji LaFreniere
Ravelry

This pattern is fun and interesting. The stripes are horizontal on one side, and vertical on the other. This effect is achieved via ribbing that incorporates slipped stitches. It sounds complicated, but is actually quite easy to do. The ribbing also makes it extra-squishy. 🙂

Yarn Info
Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca Chunky
100% baby alpaca
Blue — 0.97 skeins = 104.8 yds used
Purple — 0.99 skeins = 106.6 yds used

This yarn is soft and fluffy. The only downside is that it is quite fuzzy, and those little hairs transfer onto clothing. But I don’t care. I think these colors will look great with my winter jacket, which is black with silver finishes.

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4 thoughts on “She Knits: Reversible Stripes Scarf

  1. Pingback: A Year of Crafting: 2015 | Beloved Brown-Eyed Girl

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