Wednesday, January 2, 2008


[Updated 1-2-2008]

Soft yarn and eyelets. Yummy. Or should I say, Buffy.

Yarn selection, including color, is the most important element of the Buffy scarf.

The yarn-over eyelet pattern is simple. The thick yarn and large needles means it goes really fast. But you really need to think about your yarn and colors.

There are two color theories that I subscribe to: the bright-neutral theory, and the pretty-ugly theory. Miss Buffy employs both.

The bright-neutral theory holds that a bright yarn must be mixed with a neutral yarn for balance. The pretty-ugly theory holds a similarly. Although, with this particular yarn selection, it's arguable which yarn--the drab green or hot pink--is the "ugly."

The Yarn:
1. Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted in lilac pink, 1 skein.
2. Paton's Classic Wool Merino in dark green, 1 skein.
3. Cascade Bollice Etoile mohair blend in hot pink, 1 skein. (I've been adding mohair to everything, lately.)

US size 11, 8.0mm


Work holding all three skeins together. c/o 17 stitches. Work first 3 rows in seed stitch. Begin eyelet pattern as follows:

R1: k1, p1, Knit to 2 sts from end, p1, k1.

R2 and all WS rows: Purl.

R3: k1, p1, [k2tog, yo, k2], rep (but last rep will have only 1 k st), p1, k1.

R5: k1, p1, Knit to 2 sts from end, p1, k1.

R7: k1, p1, [k2, ssk, yo], rep, k3, p1, k1.

A Close-up image of the eyelet pattern:

Buffy can be super-warm:

And sooo pretty-ugly!

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