Full disclosure – I am addicted to stripes. Striped sweaters, striped scarves, striped hats – you name it. So recently, when I was up in Vermont, I stopped by Handknits in Brattleboro and picked up some colors of Fibre Company’s Acadia for a pattern I had brought with me for vacation knitting. But it turned out too fussy, and after 1400 froggings, I said, hrmph, I’ll come up with one of my own.
I had some particulars in mind:
- garter stitch – stockinette is too much trouble with its ding-dang curling
- 4-row stripes. Two-row stripes are too fussy, and working yarn gets too tangled
- a chevron shape – I see the herringbone and rick-rack patterns, and they’re cool, but I wanted a more streamlined look
- multiple colors – because a generous-size scarf with just 2 colors was going to be a slog. I took inspiration from DreaKnits’ Find Your Fade and had the colors gently transition
Here’s with three colors going (missed taking a picture with just two):
Here’s with four colors going:
I have one more color to add – an ivory that will finish with the lightest brown that’s going now. I’m happy with it, and it’s a fun knit. More updates to come.