Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Looking for a pattern that looks fabulous, blasts your stash and can be adaptable for other creative uses? Then today's your lucky day! This Missoni-esque pattern lends itself to many uses. The key to a successful outcome is to make sure you use yarns that are all the same weight and a needle that corresponds with it. Hand-dyes and multis give the pattern even more interest! Cast on with an even number of stitches and change the yarn color every row. My next application for this easy and wonderful pattern is a blanket. While in Lake Como this summer I visited a Missoni boutique in Bellagio and found a lovely throw using this type of woven stitch. Missoni priced theirs upwards of $900 Euros. Mine will be made from a closet full of stash. Love it!
Sock Weight 1800 yards-Size 5 circular-CO 450 sts
Worsted Weight 1600 yards-Size 8 circular-CO 294 sts
Heavy Worsted/Chunky Weight 1200 yards-Size 11 circular-CO 196 sts
YFWD= Bring Yarn Forward to Front of Work
YB= Bring Yarn to Back of Work

Row 1 (RS): *K1, YFWD, Sl1, YB; rep from * to end.
Row 2 (WS): *P1, YB, Sl1, YFWD; rep from * to end.
Continue in pattern, whilst changing yarns every row. When scarf is desired width, BO with WS facing then weave in ends.
Choose to self fringe or pick up sts on each end with solid color and work a fold over hem in stockinette. Looks great on both sides. Bella!!