I’ve been knitting for probably close to 10 years now, but I just can’t bring myself to knit in the summer. This past week has been an exception. Last week, after looking at Pinterest, I had the urge to get crafty, so I dug through my closet until I found all of my yarn/half finished products.
I also seem to have a problem finishing these projects. Oops!
Last year I had started this great tan and gold scarf, but when I pulled it out, I could not for the life of me remember or figure out what what stitch I was using. I know it involved knitting in the front and back of the stitch, and then maybe using the ssk stitch to decrease, but everything I tried just didn’t seem right. Luckily, it was the perfect length to be a cowl for me, so I cast off and knit the ends together. I’m pretty happy with the result:
I googled some other stitches to see if I could find one that looked similar so I could make another cowl with some grey yarn mixed with a fun pink and purple furry looking yarn. That’s when I found the fisherman’s rib stitch. Playing around with the colors, this is what I created:
Unfortunately I made this cowl with old yarn I had, so I have no idea what kind of yarn I was using. The pink was an eyelash novelty yarn similar to the fur yarn from Lionbrand. The grey was a standard grey you’d find from your local Michaels etc.
I’m in love with both of these cowls, so naturally I wanted to knit more! I’m copying the grey and pink cowl and making a denim one using yarn from Michaels that I picked up for $6 total. I picked up the Caron, Simply Soft skein in heather grey on sale for just over $2 and the Red Heart Boutique Midnight in Misty. What do you think of the color combination?
The stitch I used is called the Fisherman’s Rib and Fluff and Fuzz Knitting has a great tutorial on her blog, which I encourage you all to check out if you’ve never knit into the stitch below before.
I am following the same pattern for the ombre blue scarf and I can’t wait for my denim scarf to be done and for fall to get here so I can wear my new creations!
Are there other stitches you love to use for making fun, chunky scarves? Let me know in the comments!