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Scrappy Scarf

colourful asymmetrical Scarf using 10 mini balls of socks yarn

 

Using 10 balls of Opal 4ply mini balls this scarf is a lot of fun to knit and really shows off the versatility of self-patterning sock yarn.

Usually seen in smooth stocking stitch, this self-patterning yarn can give the look of 'fair isle' or stranded colour work. As a 4ply self-patterning sock yarn this fake colour work works best across a small number of stitches... like a sock! 

This scarf is knitted in garter stitch, where you knit every row, and across an increasing number of stitches. So, you get garter stitch bumps and as the colours are knitted across more stitches, the overall colour effect is more muddled.

 

colourful asymmetrical scarf in mini balls of opal sock yarn

 

You can buy individual mini balls here or choose one of our Mini Ball Bags. These handmade bags look amazing and there's a new selection of mini balls inside them (now including one solid colour too).

And of course... check your stash!

Scrappy Scarf using our free Asymmetrical Scarf pattern available for download here.

Measures - approx 180cm, 30cm at deepest

Yarn - we used 10 Opal 4ply Mini Balls (can be bought individually or as a bag of 20). See the original Asymmetrical Scarf in our gallery. 

Needles - circular 3.75mm x 60cm (at least).  Click for our circular needle selection. A 3.5 or 4mm would be fine too.

you will also need a wool needle.

Techniques - cast on; work flat - back and forth; knit; increase by knitting into front and back (KFB); decrease by knitting 2 together (K2tog); cast off loosely.

 

step by step knitting images of asymmetrical scarf at the woolly brew
shades used in this project may not be in the Mini Ball Bag yarn kit

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