I am always interested in patterns that are touted as taking one skein. Tempts me because I have lots of odds and ends (otherwise called orphan) skeins in my stash. However, all skeins are not created equal – as you know. Some contain less than 100 yards of yarn. Others contain well over 200 yards. So, that one skein project could easily turn into a 2 or more skein project, especially if you don’t pay close attention to gauge.
I don’t tend to swatch for scarves. I figure I’ll just make the scarf a bit shorter or longer if my gauge is off. I’ve also been known to arbitrarily change the hook size to one not indicated in a pattern or on a yarn sleeve. Sometimes I’m just lazy – other times I can’t lay my hands on the proper size hook. Either way, I can well end up with a scarf considerably different in size than the one shown.
Isn’t this pink scarf pretty? It’s called Branching Leaves – and that’s just what it looks like to me. However, as pretty as it is, it didn’t really attract my attention til I saw the one pictured below.
This pretty number on the sandyshook blog caught my attention since she said it took her one skein of Lustersheen to make it. Not only do I love Lustersheen and have a bunch in my stash, I believe it would make a perfect scarf for Spring. The easy care fiber in Lustersheen is cost effective and works up easily on my hooks. Perfection!
To help you along, there’s a great schematic available here . Hope you like it!
By jd wolfe