It's a new week... and a new list! This time, I wanted to share some of my very favorite scarf patterns. I know, I just posted a cowl pattern, but if you believe that shadow-spotting rodent, we're going to need some options. There's a mix of knit and crochet, simple and complex, fancy and functional, and even one perfect for Valentine's Day!
1. One of the very first scarves I made that wasn't just rows and rows of dc (hasn't every crocheter been there?) was the One Skein Scarf found in The Happy Hooker (shown above). Fun and fashionable, it worked up super fast and made a great gift, especially when paired with the Easy Victorian Shell Mitts.
2. Vegan Silk is one of two scarf patterns I made for the 2009 Special Olympics Scarf Drive. The colors and yarn brand were specified by Special Olympics, but the pattern used was up to the crocheter. This pattern is lovely in the original subtle bamboo, and fun in bright colors too.
4. Once I learned to knit, I couldn't wait to try the Pearl-barreled Scallop Scarf. Most people seem to make this one in a solid color, and I can't det's bright, it's bold, but it works! And in person it's even lovelier than on camera. I just kept going til I ran out of yarn, and got a scarf that's just the right length. I had a lovely skein of Hill Country Yarns Painted Sock crying out to be used, and since I'm not a sock knitter...
5. This last one I made for my very own daughter, to celebrate Valentine's Day. Chained Hearts Scarf was a fun knit with Lion Brand Jiffy, but I wanted it to be a little thinner, so I made a couple of changes. I cast on only 15 stitches, and left off the moss stitch and the sides, replacing it with one knit stitch. I then did a row of single crochet around the whole thing, with 3sc in each corner. Finally, since the acrylic kept curling, I killed it with a hot iron and wet towel, making it lay flat and really opening up the pattern!