First project of the year..."dizzy", a scarf knit with three skeins of Noro Silk Garden Chunky from my stash. This yarn is dizzying--lots going on. Too much, in my opinion. But the scarf came out well, and it will look wonderful on the intended recipient, who is a tall redhead! It is a completely reversible scarf in seed stitch with a thick but simple cable on the side.
This is a quick and easy project, one that would make an elegant scarf in a solid merino or cashmere. Here's the general idea:
With size 11 needles, using a bulky weight yarn, cast on 23 stitches. Establish pattern: K1, P1, K1; (K1, P1) four times; K1, P1 to last stitch, K1 (this is the "right" side). Next row, you will K1, P1 to end--last stitch will be knit.
So, you have three stitches in seed stitch, eight in 1x1 rib, and 12 stitches in seed. After about 10 or 12 rows, do a cable twist on the eight rib stitches thus: Place first four stitches on cable needle, drop to back of work, K1, P1, K1, P1 then K1, P1, K1, P1 from cable needle. Continue in seed stitch to end of row. Twist that cable every 12-or-so rows.
Et voilà! If you wish, add a single crochet border, as I did...and perhaps some fringe? If you are knitting it in something luxurious like cashmere, an applied i-cord border would be super!
If you have any questions, or need help, please free to ask! For those of you on Ravelry, I am pwa.