Variegated Stripey Birthday Scarf

It was my husband’s birthday yesterday and he is the most difficult person to buy a present for. I know what he would like to have, but he either gets it himself, or it’s too expensive. Or he usually just shrugs and says: ‘I don’t need anything.’ So, instead of getting him an iPhone 6 Plus, I made him a scarf because ‘winter is coming.’

I used King Cole Riot DK. It’s a soft variegated yarn and there are about two dozen different colour ways to choose from. I wasn’t sure because it has 30% wool and 70% acrylic. I’d rather have at least 75% wool, but since I couldn’t easily find a long variegated repeat, I figured it would be the perfect yarn to try out and make a 1×1 ribbed striped and hence reversible scarf. I chose the colours Dude (400) because it was going to be a scarf for a man and then you don’t want anything pink or pastel, or at least mine wouldn’t, and I alternated it with Urban (405).

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The skeins had some random fluffy parts which I was able to pluck away from the strand except for the one time where the strand broke apart. The colours are amazing and it is incredibly soft and fuzzy. I can look at it for longer stretches of time and admire the ombre effects. Yes, sometimes even I am very easily amused. I like this yarn so much that I ordered more of it in other colour ways, with a scarf for myself and a granny blanket in mind.

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It doesn’t really pill although it looks like it would and my husband says it is really warm. The weather hasn’t been too cold this time of the year in Belgium, but you never know, January or February might make up for that quite quickly. Or in the case of 2013, April might too.

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You will need:

  • Yarn: King Cole Riot DK (70% acrylic, 30% wool, 100g/294m), 1 skein of Dude (400), 1 skein of Urban (405)
  • 4mm needles
  • Tapestry needle

Tension:
Need to swatch still… :s

Measurements:
Need to measure too!

1. Use the alternate cable cast-on to cast on 51 stitches.

(To be continued…)

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