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Knitted Three Palette Scarf - WITH FREE PATTERN FOR BEGINNERS (below)
As it is winter, I wanted to knit a scarf. It was also because I really want to get back to some knitting as I haven't done any in a while. I saw a stripe scarf by Paintbox Yarns on www.loveknitting.com and thought it looked really soft and warm. However, I didn't like the stripe layout nor the colours, so I picked some other colours and knitted it in single rib stitch. I had been looking at this stitch in my "A little course in.....knitting" by DK (check out my book review for it - CLICK HERE) and wanted to try it out it out ages ago. This scarf finally gave me the opportunity.
Knitting it was very straight forward and I decided on row numbers of each colour as I went. I was actually going to use four colours but the first three went so well together that I found I didn't need the fourth colour.
I am actually quite astounded by the finished product. It is soft, warm and light. The colours are amazing and the yarn is such a dream to work with. I am still shocked that it is an acrylic yarn. It feels like it should be alpaca or merino! Knitting this scarf confirmed my love for Paintbox Yarns. It is my 100%, top of the list, yarn to use - FOR EVERYTHING! I will obviously experiment with other yarns but Paintbox Yarns is going to be the brand I go to first for the majority of my projects! I just can't get enough of it and can't believe how amazing, yet cost effective, it is!
The finished size of the scarf was 114cm (45˝) x 13cm (45˝).
I worked in rib stitch for this project, which is a combination of working alternate numbers of knit and purl stitches on each row. This is definitely a pattern for a beginner and above.
Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky (shade - Champagne White (302), Misty Grey (303) and Washed Teal (332)).
1 (each colour) x 100g (3.5oz/149yds/136m) ball.
Weight category: UK Chunky [US 5/Bulky/Chunky].
Tension/gauge: 14 stitches x 20 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 6mm/UK 4 [US J/10] knitting needles.
The knitting needles I used were 6mm/UK 4 [US J/10].
I would give the Paintbox Yarns a 5 out of 5 for the following reasons:-
- It was easy to work and worked up quickly;
- There is a large choice of colours available;
- The feel of it was extremely soft;
- The cost of yarn is very reasonable - I paid about £2.25 per 100g ball and you get a lot on a ball;
- Would I use this yarn again? YES, DEFINITELY. You will see this yarn in a lot of my projects from now on.
Paintbox Simply Chunky in Champagne White/A, Misty Grey/B and Washed Teal/C - 1 x 100g in each
6mm Knitting Needles
With Colour A, cast on 32.
Row 1: K3, *P2, K2* rep to last st, K1;
Row 2: K1, P2, *K2, P2* rep to last st, K1;
These two rows form the rib pattern.
Row 3 - 24: rep rows 1 and 2;
Row 25: With Colour B, rep row 1;
Row 26: rep row 2;
Row 27 - 48: rep rows 1 and 2;
Row 49: With Colour C, rep row 1;
Row 50: rep row 2;
Row 51 - 144: rep rows 1 and 2;
Row 145: With Colour B, rep row 1;
Row 146: rep row 2;
Row 147 - 168: rep rows 1 and 2;
Row 169: With Colour A, rep row 1;
Row 170: rep row 2;
Row 171 - 192: rep rows 1 and 2;
Cast off in rib. Weave in ends.
I hope this brings you creative joy and inspires you to start your own yarn-tastic journey.
You can sell anything you make using this pattern but please respect my right as owner of this design and pattern by not redistributing, copying or selling it nor claiming it as your own (FOR FULL TERMS PLEASE SEE OUR “TERMS & CONDITIONS” SECTION). Let’s get yarning and please share your creations with me on social media, I would love to see them and hear from you.