It is finished! Finally!! The “Aya” Scarf, a design project of my own, has taken me far longer than I would have hoped. I thoroughly enjoyed working with this yarn, Noro’s “Aya”, although it does tend to break fairly easily so watch your strength when pulling out knots, etc. The color progression was fun to behold, and I did not have to work too hard to execute the pattern and come up with a satisfying result. Hopefully you will agree. The pattern:
Dimensions: Approx. 7″ x 55″
Materials: 3 skeins of 50 gr. Noro “Aya” (50% cotton, 35% silk, 15% wool) or any other DK weight with good color progression.
Needles: #6 straights
Gauge: 6 sts per 1 inch, 7 rows/rnds per 1 inch
Stitch Pattern: Welting Fantastic – A multiple of 11 sts.,
Rows 1 through 5 – Knit.
Rows 6 – * K2 tog, k2, knit into front and back of each of the next 2 sts, k3, ask; rep from *.
Rows 7, 9, and 11 – Purl.
Rows 8, 10, and 12 – Repeat Row 6.
Repeat Rows 1-12.
Cast on 44 stitches. Knit in welting fantastic pattern for 385 rows or until scarf measures 55 inches. BO all stitches.
I want to introduce you (if you already don’t know about it) to a book I have been using for all of my design projects: “Knit Notes“ by Nadine Curtis, the founder of Be Sweet, a yarn manufacturer and distributor of knitting patterns.
It is a great book with ideas for inspiration, how to use the book, project pages where you can document your work with a swatch, materials, quantity of yarn needed, needles used, embellishments, other tools, gauge, body measurements, finished measurements, and pages for pattern notes with a spot for posting a picture of the finished project.