Simple Ribbed Colinette Scarf

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Pattern: made up
Yarn: Colinette Skye, 2 skeins, "Windfall"
Needles: US 8, Lantern Moon straight needles
Recipient: moi

Notes: This simple ribbed pattern really lets the beautiful hand-dyed Colinette do the work for you. You know the drill:

Row 1: (k2, p2) 11 times, then k2, p1.
Row 2: k1, p2. (k2, p2) 11 times

I cut 16" lengths of yarn, and used a crochet needle to pull them through the stitches on the bottom to make slip knots.

Posted by jess at January 29, 2005 10:41 AM

Your scarf is absolutely gorgeous! Having seen it, I think I have to get some Colinette Skye (probably for arm-warmers and a hat), but am hesitant to order it from the UK without knowing how it feels. Is it itchy at all? Or very soft? Quite warm? Your comments on the yarn would be helpful. Thanks.

Posted by: Kat at January 29, 2005 4:52 PM

*gasp* That scarf is so beautiful. Great choice of yarn. And you knit it with Lantern Moon needles?! I. Am. So. Jealous.

Posted by: Sandra at January 29, 2005 5:06 PM

thanks, both of you!

i know, i know, Sandra - the Lantern Moons. a friend got me a lovely $20 gift certificate at Purl, and as you know the yarn there is so spendy, I thought I'd splurge on those needles instead. they are indeed wonderful, but not great for train knitting because so long - i'd rather have my addis and avoid poking already-surly-looking strangers while knitting on the F.

as for the skye, there are US sources. your best bet is definitely eBay - I bought mine there for, i think, $14.50 / skein from US seller "juliepoolies." UK seller "Cucumberpatch" also has low shipping and is a pleasure to deal with.

Another option is kaleidoscope yarns (though it's pricier). here's a link:

for some reason i can't find the color card, but you could refer to the colinette website if necessary.

i can't characterize this yarn as soft. it's on the rough side, actually, something like new wool. less scratchy / itchy than rough. the scarf itself, however, turned out pretty comfortable and it is VERY VERY warm and thick.

i haven't tried washing it yet, though, and if it's too itchy i bet handwashing it with fabric softener would help.

anyway, conclusion: it would make gorgeous armwarmers! i tend to have an itch-sensitive forehead though, so i think the hat would be a matter of personal preference.

i think i'm going to make a pair of mittens with my leftover skein.

Posted by: jess at January 29, 2005 5:17 PM

Gorgeous! Goes to show how the right yarn doesn't need a fancy pattern...

Posted by: Patti at January 29, 2005 6:15 PM

Soooo pretty! I can't wait to be able to make such lovely things. I just bought my first kitting needles (circular) and yarn to make my very first project (a little bag). :-) I can't wait to get started! Thanks for being so inspiring. :-) (too many smileys I know) :-)

Posted by: carrster at January 29, 2005 6:46 PM

it's a shame that the yarn is itchy- because it is beautiful stuff but i'm a little sensitive. and those needles are amazing! i would love to have a pair myself...

Posted by: Yifaa at January 30, 2005 11:19 AM

This scarf is beautiful! I love the color and thank you for sharing your pattern. Nice work!!

Posted by: Suzanne at January 30, 2005 4:09 PM

Simply beautiful! I agree with the others; the colors are rich and warm. The more I see beautiful pieces like yours, the more I want to sit down and learn to knit.

Posted by: la chica alta at January 30, 2005 7:32 PM

Agree -- I love the colors! Great job!

Posted by: michelle at January 31, 2005 1:30 PM

Probably a 'duh' knit question, but why do you p1, k1 at the end when the rest are p2, k2? thx. -t

Posted by: tracy at February 3, 2005 8:47 PM

it's not a duh question at all! just a tip from my LYS - ending with p1 makes a more attractive edge by keeping it from curling under so much.


Posted by: jess at February 4, 2005 10:34 AM

Thank you for rescuing my poor wee skein of handpainted mohair from ripping purgatory. I used your colinette scarf pattern for it and I think it turned out pretty well:

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Posted by: AudreyWEBER31 at June 14, 2010 10:32 PM

These will make awesome Christmas gifts. I live in the South where it hardly snows.. but these are cute for accessories anyway! I love that you can make them for your favorite football team too. Can't wait to try!

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