Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Chevron Scarf

I finished my Chevron Scarf last night and immediately put it on. I've been wearing it non stop! I wore it to work today and everyone is like:

"Why are you wearing a scarf? - It's like 80 degrees!"

"It's my summer scarf!" I said.

Everyone just kind of looked at me funny....

But I know I can count on my blogger peeps to appreciate it! Here it is - My Chevron Scarf!

Chevron Scarf

Stats:

Pattern - Made up variation of the Jaywalker.
Cast on 33 stitches.

Yarn - any

Needles - size 7 for worsted weight (or any other size needed for your gauge)


dd = (double decrease is slip 2 knitwise, knit 1 - pass slipped stitches over),

Row 1 - Knit 4, yo, k1, yo, k4, dd (slip 2 stitches knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over), knit 4, yo, k1, yo, knit 4, dd, knit 4, yo, k1, yo, knit 4.
Row 2 - Purl 1st 2 together - Purl to last 2 stitches - P2tog.

Yarn - 6 different balls of Koigu - two different yarns at a time - knitting a knit and purl row with one yarn - then switching to the other.

This scarf has been an obsession for me - I knit on it everywhere I went! I am very happy with how it came out!

I will now overload you with pictures!

Chevron Scarf

Chevron Scarf


Chevron Scarf

Chevron Scarf

Chevron Scarf
Chevron Scarf

Chevron Scarf

I even like the reverse side...
Chevron Scarf

Chevron Scarf

44 comments:

Amy said...

Gorgeous! It's sooo pretty and thanks for that pattern.

Ann said...

So pretty! I love the way that the colors are so randomized, yet they all seem to work together.
(I'm all for summer scarves... my office is freezing!)

Trillian42 said...

So, wait, you used 6 different colorways of Koigu? What a great idea! And it looks wonderful, too.

Sarah said...

I love it...and you put my chevron to shame!

turtlegirl76 said...

Yep. As I said on flickr, I'm absolutely ripping the little I've done with the LL and going with your version. Yay! I absolutely love it.

chacha said...

Bah... non-knitters just don't get it. ;)

You must have been pretty close to finishing on Monday. It looks great!

tinkknitz said...

Gee Jody, with all those colors, you'll never have to ask "Does this scarf go with this blouse"! What a pretty way for folks to knit up leftovers of sock yarn since you alternate yarns every two rows anyway.

Coleen said...

yay! Congratulations on finishing it! Will you wear it next time you eat peanutbutter ketchup pickle sandwiches?

GingerPyeJackson said...

Now I want a summer scarf!

Kathleen said...

Your scarf is beautiful! As always you inspire me.....

Pheelya said...

Jody the scarf looks great!

Lolly said...

Lovely!! that first picture of you is really pretty :)

Stacey said...

it's like a party of colors!!! i love it! I'm printing out your pattern - I like it a little better than the original one....(once I get yarn, that is)

ruth said...

It's beautiful! Non-knitters blow. I got mocked for knitting socks this week...

Giantsknitter said...

Ahem...Not EVERYONE at work looked at you funny... :-)
Wait until you see Katie's Shrug!! AND - she loves it. AND - she LOVES her bag!! Woo-hoo maybe that Mother of the Year Award is not entirely out of reach afterall!

Have a great trip and BTW - I owe you $10 from lunch yesterday! Oops!

R a i n said...

That's the most cheery scarf EVER!! Love the pics, bright and colourful.

Thanks for the Koolaid dyeing tip too. Appreciate it =D

brsmaryland said...

summer scarf...what's not to get? :-) It's very pretty, looks very nice on you and your pictures are great.

Diane D. said...

I love yours! Mine is much, ummm, more contrasty. I might have to make another one that's more like yours.

Mary Ellen said...

How pretty. I love the colors! Bring it with you when we meet for lunch next week!

danielle said...

That turned out so well. I'm glad I got to see it in person. Thanks for posting the stitche pattern.

All of the pics are great!

ikkinlala said...

I don't think I could ever wear a scarf in the summer, but it is lovely.

Theresa said...

Love it! When you had it as your picture of the day a few days, I just saw it and sighed, it was so pretty.

Jinann said...

Hmmmm....what a great idea....summer scarf! Love it!

Diane said...

Good for you wearing that pretty scarf. So what if it's 80 degrees!

Lorena said...

That looks fantastic!

Heather said...

Jody!!! Your scarf is fantastic!! Thanks for sharing the pattern with us all! This is definitely something that I will be making!

Michele [iSmile ;D] said...

Love, love, love, love, love, love it!!!
The colours are magnificent! I want one too.

I was looking for a Chevron pattern to do up and now I've found one! Mine won't be Kiogu but some verigated cotton..

Thanks for sharing your pattern!

lulubird6 said...

So very pretty! May I ask, about how much yardage did it take? While I'll probably not do it in Koigu, as I'm a new knitter and don't have much stash to speak of, I do, however, have a lovely ball of Millefili Fine variegated that would look very pretty in that pattern. Maybe I need to buy another, or several. See, perhaps I'm just looking for an excuse to build a stash! ; )

PS, I found you through Ravelry!

KarenS said...

I love your version. I look forward to making my own with Socks That Rock :)

angelanoel said...

I found your pattern via Ravelry several weeks ago and have wanted to make it since. I just cast on today using some new sock yarn and some old stuff that was supposed to be Jaywalkers. Thanks for another idea of how to use the loveliness that is sock yarn - for something other than socks!

Raluca said...

Wow!! This is....just fabulous! I used to knit when I was 8 but that was just kid's play. This really makes me want to take it up again! :D I just hope I can find quality materials here in Romania.

magali in french said...

Wowowow I like I like ! Your scarf is beautiful, and colors fantastic...

Magali

Abbie said...

That is so beautiful--great pattern and colors! I'm working on Jaywalker socks now and may have to make a chevron scarf next.

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Maddie1234 said...

Georgous! I have some Tess SuperSock Yarn in varigated blue/purples I'm thinking of doing it in. You think that will work? As long as I use the instructions for sock weight?
Thanks for the pictures too.

Javajem said...

Maddie1234 - Yes I think that will work. The colors sound lovely! You can always add repeats if you want the scarf wider.
Good luck!

Jeneile said...

I really like your scarf. I'm relatively new knitter and I tried your pattern but could not figure out how to knit the yarn overs without making holes. any tips?

Javajem said...

Hi Jeneil! The yarn overs will definitely make holes. If you want a tighter look - try doing a kfb (knit into the front and back of the stitch) which also increases one stitch but without a hole.

Good luck!

Diah said...

wow ... sooo beautiful. love the color, love the pattern.
Wow ... you did a GREAT job!

Sylvine said...

Hello
I'm a fan of your scarf that I am doing.
I am a french blogger (hence my poor English)
I would like to offer my readers a translation of your scarf by quoting course.
is what you allow me this translation?
thank you in advance
Sylvine

KatheG said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Bdhawms said...

How do you bind off the scarf?

wenona said...

I'm a non-knitter but I do crochet! I get it. It's beautiful! well done!love the pattern! colors are great! Enjoy your summer scarf!

Lu Douglas said...

To avoid holes do you kfb of Two stitches because you do two yo around the one knit stitch each time.