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!