Saturday, January 5, 2008

Brioche Stitch Scarf



I found this pattern for the Berlin Scarf on the Purl Bee early last year and started making it with some Cascade Quattro yarn immediately. Since then, the Cascade scarf has been put on hold and I've been directing my attention to this scarf instead.





I used Berroco Jasper yarn that's merino wool and self-striping and green. Jon and I are still discussing who this will belong to...I keep telling him that he can have it, but I'm not quite sure that I'm ready to give it up so soon.



This yarn is lovely and soft and squishy and doesn't irritate my skin, so I'm quite fond of it. And everyone that sees the yarn for this scarf is completely amazed that it's self-striping (myself included).





Well, I finished up the scarf a few days ago and after a scary incident in which I didn't leave enough yarn for the cast off, had to frog a few rows and re-cast off. And, I wasn't quite sure of the instructions for the cast off, so it ended up being a lot tighter than the cast on, but I suppose if I just tuck it behind my coat, it won't be so noticeable.



Here are the project details:

Yarn: Berroco Jasper

Colorway: Verde Lavras

Needles: Size 9

6 hanks (98 yards each)

Finished size: 8" wide by 60" long

Pattern variation: I cast on 42 stitches instead of 30 to make the scarf wider



4 comments:

  1. Wow, I really like that yarn and that pattern too!

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  2. I can't believe that it's a self-striping yarn, either. Love the colors. Lovely scarf, you should keep it for yourself.
    Sometimes it helps to cast off using a bigger needle. I get that tight cast off too sometimes. I always have to make myself loosen up when casting off because I tend to be a tight knitter.

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  3. It stripes beautifully :-) I've seen some variegated yarn come out awful, but when it works it's lovely.

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  4. This is beautiful yarn. And it makes a beautiful scarf. I am so inspired to learn to knit so that I can one day make something this lovely. I am practicing with a garter stitch scarf but it doesn't look nearly this good.

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