When I’m working on a new design, usually I have some idea what I want it to look like long before I settle on a specific yarn. Often the yarn informs the design, telling me as I knit swatches and prototypes what it wants to be. The finished pattern is very rarely exactly what I started out with in my mind.
But for this scarf, the process worked in reverse on all counts. I began by fondling the soft ribbony goodness of Katydid at a local Knit Night with my friends. I knew the yarn’s unique flat nature could be hidden by knitting it tightly enough, but I didn’t want to hide it I wanted to show it off!
The final version of the Drop Everything scarf jumped into my mind fully formed: alternating sections of large horizontal drop stitches between rows of garter stitch, and vertical drop stitches between columns of stockinette. Worked on large needles, the scarf would be a quick, fun knit that should appeal to experienced knitters and beginners alike.
As I worked up the sample in a stunning orange, I didn’t change a thing from the original plan. The finished scarf has beautiful drape and is lightweight. Make it in bright colors for the perfect spring accessory!
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Rachel -- Designer
100% organic cotton ribbon
Part of the Verde Collection of environmentally conscious yarns, Katydid is a 100% organic cotton ribbon. Katydid's ribbon construction gives it a quick knitting gauge and sophisticated look. This warm-weather yarn comes in a bright, summer-friendly palette.
Katydid is made at a facility that meets the standards for GOTS certification. This means the processes used to produce them, from harvesting to milling to labeling, are fully certified under Global Organic Textile Standards. To find out more about GOTS, visit global-standard.org.
Here is the free downloadable Katydid Drop Everything Scarf pattern. (file size: 320 KB)
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