I've been seeing a scarf similar to this all season, with a designer name on the tag. It seemed too easy, And besides, I obviously have some kind of deconstructed/destroyed mojo going on.
Yarn: mixture of heavy worsted leftovers, including recyled sari slk. I used some Brown Sheep, some Farmhouse Yarns Andy's Merino, some Araucana naturwool Chunky, some Noro mystery yarn, and some Green Mountain Spinnery.
Dimensons: approx 6" wide by 63" long
Needles: size 10us
Cast on 24 stitches of sari silk, knit 10 rows.
*Switch to another color leaving a 2.5" tail at edge, and cutting the sari silk with a 2.5" tail. Knit 20 rows.
Join sari silk, leaving a 2.5" tail on it and cutting a 2.5"tail on the finished color . Knit 3 rows of sari silk.*
Repeat from * to halfway point. Knit a 4 row section of another color, Knit 3 rows sari silk .
Resume following repeats between* to almost to desired length, end with 10 rows of sari silk.
Finishing: cut a several 5" sari silk pieces, knot them doubled with some of the single yarn ends where the sar slk rows fall spaced on long sides. Knot other yarn ends at their base, creating decorative pieces along side.
I'm not one to wax poetic on the joys of garter stitch but I was happy knitting this. Maybe because of making my deadline for it as a gift, maybe because it distracted me from the traffic and the increasingly neurotic geriatric dog pacing & woofing in the back, with pursuant teenage complaints over dog breath issues. Or maybe I liked using up the leftovers? Who knows.
I'm not sure if it's a win or just patchwork weird . A good project at the end of a challenging year; using up odds & ends & leftovers, putting them together in the hopes that it'll start next year pretty. Happy 2010 !