I was recently looking through the Clearance bin at AC Moore when I came across this orange and black striped Super Bulky Hometown USA acrylic yarn by Lion Brand. (Color 604 – Cowboys) The color combination would work for fans of the Philadelphia Flyers, Princeton University, or any other school or team with the colors orange and black.
I found 3 small 4 oz skeins (64yd) for 2 dollars each – enough I figured for a scarf.
I thought I would use a stitch that did not have a long, repeated pattern. It enabled me to whip this up fairly quickly. I also modified the pattern slightly from how it was originally written because the first few rows looked wider than the remainder.
This stitch utilizes two different stitch combinations:
– 2dc cluster aka 2 dc together (2dctog): yo, insert hook in next st, draw yarn through the stitch, yo, draw through 2 loops , (so you’ve made 1/2 of a dc) , yo, insert hook in next designated st, draw yarn through the stitch, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through 3 loops. With this project, you are making 2dctog with a skipped space b/w each half.
I chained 16 using an N hook.
Row 1: Sc in 2d ch from hook. sc across. (15 st)
Row 2: ch 3 (serves as dc), skip st, dc in next st, *ch1, 2dctog starting first dc in the same stitch as the prior dc, skip st, and then 2nd dc in next st. Repeat from * across. When you get to the final 2 stitches in the row, 2dctog as before EXCEPT there will not be a skipped st between the two dc components.
Row 3: ch 4 (serves as dc ch1), skip ch1 space, *FPdc around post of 2dctog, ch 1, repeat from *, end with dc in last st.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you reach the desired length. I had 3 skeins of this yarn and I repeated the pattern 27 more times.
Finishing rows: ch1, sl st in each stitch across one end of scarf. sl st down one side of the scarf putting 2 sl st in each dc/ch 3, sl st in each st along other short end of the scarf, sl st up the other long side of the scarf as before.
Here are some photos of the yarn, the “wrong side” – unless you want to see the ridges – the “right side” and the finished product.
I will donate this scarf to the uKNITe project.