My little girl nose crinkled up at the fishy smell of the docks. My dad and I were about to head out on the boat for a day on the water.
We lived in Juneau, Alaska and the sky, as usual, was overcast…a dull, insistent, mottled grey.
We slowly puttered out to the open water, picking up speed; bop, bop, bopping on the waves…finally stopping to drop our fishing poles into the sea.
The churning, endless, powerful depths of the ocean…the air was clear and crisp and laden with the scent of seaweed and salt.
The day ended with the most delicious cod cooked in butter right there on our tiny boat. Thanks, Dad, for a wonderful day I'll always treasure!
This scarf pattern embodies the colors of that day. It’s a perfect, old-fashioned SCARF. Wad it around your neck on chilly days or just wear it as a fashion statement. Easy. Comfy. Sea-like.
I adore making shawls and cowls and will most likely never stop. But I was just in the mood for a good ol' scarf when designing this pattern.
Lace weight or thin fingering weight yarn - 4.7 oz total.
I used my fingering weight cashmere yarn - 3 different colors, 4 skeins total.
Natural - 1 skein
Sea Blue - 2 skeins (I barely dipped into the second skein so I also give instructions for knitting this scarf using 1 skein of the blue)
Sea Grey - 1 skein
Since the exact size isn’t important, feel free to substitute any of your favorite lace weight (or thinner fingering weight) yarns. You’ll be holding the yarn quadruple throughout the project. Seems like it might be fussy, but I rarely even noticed I was holding 4 strands together.
If you're not feeling up to all the color changing, you can substitute your favorite worsted weight or aran weight yarn and just hold it single. You won't get the gradient effect, but you'll still end up with an awesome , knitted scarf.
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I love the chance to try to use multiple strands of yarn when I knit this pattern up. I foresee the early creation of anti-winter presents for the end of this year! Thank you for the great pattern, once again!
I love this pattern! It's not difficult and will be just the thing for keeping the chill/freeze off in our Western NY climate ! Using multiple strands will stretch my skill set, as well!
I wanted to try this pattern with some gradient baby yarn before I spent $$ on it. I'm using #5 needles and baby yarn. With only 20 stitches it was way too small, so I doubled the stitches to 40 and just repeated the "inside pattern" once more. It's coming out quite nice. I can't decide which side I like better. It's really reversible.
I am a beginner knitter and love how easy this pattern is to follow- and my little mistakes are not visible!
Well written, as usual, and simply beautiful!
Can't wait to start this pattern. It is very pretty.
this is a beautiful pattern, and reversible. such a plus in knitting. i had a marvelous time watching the color go from 1 extreme to the other. Get this , it is a blast, ( and an unusual finished scarf)
First time using your yarn and loving it! Smooth, silky and easy to work with. Bought the scarf pattern and easy instructions to follow. Thank you. Kay