Hooray, my first pattern. I thought because this was my first one, I'd give it to all y'all for free. Yeah, I'm cool like that. Plus... I've never bought a knitting pattern before, so why should I expect anyone else to? Soooo, here it be!
Needle Size: 5
Yarn: Main Color (MC)- Poems 100% Wool Yarn in Pink/Purple/Gray/Gold (Poems has a great selection of self striping yarn, so really any of the color-ways would look nice in this pattern)
Contrasting Color (CC)- Cascade 100% Wool in Black
-- Cast on 30 sts.
Row 1, 3, & 5: (K1 MC, K1 CC) 3 times, K6 in CC, (K1 MC, K1 CC) 3 times, K6 in CC, then (K1 MC, K1 CC) 3 times.
Row 2, 4, & 6: (P1 MC, P1 CC) 3 times, P6 in CC, (P1 MC, P1 CC) 3 times, P6 in CC, then (P1 MC, P1 CC) 3 times.
Row 7, 9, & 11: K6 in MC, (K1 MC, K1 CC) 3 times, K6 in MC, (K1 MC, K1 CC) 3 times, then K6 in MC.
Row 8, 10, & 12: P6 in MC, (P1 MC, P1 CC) 3 times, P6 in MC, (P1 MC, P1 CC) 3 times, then P6 in MC
Repeat Rows 1-12 until desired length. For me it was was 2 skeins of Poems yarn worth and 1 of the Cascade. With the curling the scarf does on the sides naturally, I would suggest blocking or if you think wool is too itchy for your sensitive neck skin (like me) sewing some black fleece on the back side would be perfect. That's what I plan to do... come scarf weather. :D