Friday, October 29, 2010

Free on Friday

I just LOVE this week's free pattern. In fact, I love it so much, I've already modified it for a different yarn!

Last week we got a huge shipment from Malabrigo that included 2 new yarns - Rios (a machine washable worsted merino) and Rasta (a super bulky merino.) I grabbed a skein of the Rasta and some big needles and did a quick search on Ravelry for a free pattern that I could whip up.

I found the Instant Gratification Scarf. And instant gratification, it was!
I used 12 stitches and size 13 needles and was finished with this scarf while my daughters watched a movie with some friends. It's basically garter stitch with an extra twist that elongates each stitch. Try it!

I was so in love with the mindless nature of this stitch that I applied it to a much skinnier yarn on much smaller needles. This was my trip knitting from last week. It took one ball of Noro Sekku yarn, size 4 Addi Turbo Lace needles, and 75 stitches. And it rocks my world! Because of the incredibly stretchy nature of this stitch and the yarn, it works as both a scarf
AND a small shawl. What a great project for one skein of lace yarn. Enjoy!

2 comments:

Janet said...

How do you do the extra twist?

Jill said...

Follow the link to Ravelry and check out the stitch pattern. It's your basic knit stitch with an extra wrap around both needles at the start.