April

In my head, all the months of the year have colours. January is black, May is asparagus green, November is chocolate brown, August is tropical orange, and April is turquoise.

This is a simple scarf made from hand-painted bamboo that I designed for my mum for Mothers’ Day. It had been a really cold spring and she needed a little something to keep her warm when she was out walking, but it was too depressing to wear winter scarves so close to “summer”.

Mum loves turquoise, and I thought of her immediately when I saw this yarn. It’s meant for weaving, and not ironically, the scarf is worked in a simple knit/purl pattern that looks like those woven paper projects you make in elementary school.

Materials

  • 1 skein Northern Brights 100% regenerated bamboo (4 oz, 525 yards).*Note: project is worked with 2 strands of yarn held together throughout. This is really the only tricky part because the yarn is a bit slippery and can tangle easily.
  •  3.75 mm straight needles (I recommend bamboo or wood–the yarn might be too slippery for metal or plastic).

Pattern notes:

Pattern 1 (narrow)

  • Row 1: K6 P6 K6 P6 K6
  • Row 2: P6 K6 P6 K6 P6
  • Row 3: same as row 1
  • Repeat rows 1 to 3 for pattern

Pattern 2 (mid)

  • Row 1: K6 P6 K6 P6 K6
  • Row 2: P6 K6 P6 K6 P6
  • Row 3: same as row 1
  • Row 4: same as row 2
  • Row 5: same as row 1
  • Repeat rows 1 to 5 for pattern

Pattern 3 (wide) 

  • Row 1: K6 P6 K6 P6 K6
  • Row 2: P6 K6 P6 K6 P6
  • Row 3: same as row 1
  • Row 4: same as row 2
  • Row 5: same as row 1
  • Row 6: same as row 2
  • Row 7: same as row 1
  • Repeat rows 1 to 7 for pattern

Pattern 4 (long)

  • Row 1: K
  • Row 2: P
  • Row 3: K
  • Repeat rows 1 to 3 for pattern

 

Instructions

With two strands of yarn held together, CO 30 sts.

Work 26 repeats of Pattern 1

Work 20 repeats of Pattern 2

Work 10 repeats of Pattern 3

Work 20 repeats of Pattern 2

Work 15 repeats of Pattern 1

Work 7 repeats of Pattern 4

BO all stitches.

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