September 24, 2013

Debra: Color Block Basket Weave Scarf

Having a good time knitting the leftover afghan yarn into this scarf.   All the yarns are paired with a light pink wool.  While this pattern is easy, it's also easy to leave your brain on neutral and goof up the design.  Oh well, doesn't affect its usefulness one bit!

 

 
 

17 comments:

Suztats said...

Neat design! The light pink adds cohesion with the added colours, and looks really nice.

cq4fun said...

So those are all two yarns together? I didn't realize that. I guess I thought it was some kind of variegated yarn! I see you started the third color.

Debra Spincic said...

Yes, 2 yarns held together as one strand. Like the afghan, I keep one yarn consistent throughout and then change the "accent" yarn. For this scarf, I am knitting colored sections to finish off the leftover yarns. It's really a cool color block effect, I think!

ladyhawthorne said...

I like the basketweave effect, makes it look really cozy and warm.

Cyra said...

Wow, really love this design, and your colours are fabulous. I was told (by my home ec teacher many moons ago) never to put pink and orange together or blue and green too . That was like waving a red flag at me, lol. I love orange and pinks together.

Debra Spincic said...

Yea, I remember that "rule" too! It was really pretty dumb given that both groups of colors are analogous.

This is an easy design--all knit and purl; just deciding where to put which stitch. Let me know if you want me to scan the directions for you.

Debra Spincic said...

Yes, because warm and cozy is always what we need in Houston's winters! LOL!

Cyra said...

Not at the moment thanks. I need to get back to my crochet ufo's now, but I do have another knitting project (or two) in the planning stage. No stopping me now!

Debra Spincic said...

:-))

Judy S. said...

Looks great, Debra! What size needle are you using for the 2 yarns?

Barbara C said...

I really like this method of mixing yarns. The effect is very nice. Great pattern too.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Love the colors together. Back in the day, I had dress that was hot pink with and orange check - sort of - design - you can probably guess which decade that was.. Someone told me I looked like a watermelon. I love those colors together.

Debra Spincic said...

My mom has so many blah wool yarns that I came up with this idea to give them some pizzazz. And, it makes a thicker piece without being suffocatingly thick.

Debra Spincic said...

Size 11 circular bamboo needles

Debra Spincic said...

A skinny watermelon!

Debra Spincic said...

When I was pregnant with Brent (he was born late Aug), I had a sundress with a beach scene printed around the bottom. Someone made the comment, "Oh, look and she even brought her own beach ball!"
Funny how we remember those instances!

Suztats said...

I have a pink.fuschia and orange blouse in a wild design. I never thought I'd like those colours together, but they do make a statement: POW!...... ;-)