After spending 15 years in the fashion industry as a pattern maker and technical designer, in 2008, I decided to leave the corporate world behind to pursue more creative opportunities. I have gotten ...
After spending 15 years in the fashion industry as a pattern maker and technical designer, in 2008, I decided to leave the corporate world behind to pursue more creative opportunities. I have gotten to hone my couture dressmaking skills by making quite a few wedding dresses. Discovered that I can write, by having a few published magazine articles and was able to do all the technical writing, illustrating and pattern making for two books(GirlÃ¢â¬â¢s World and Happy Home, both by Jennifer Paganelli. Check them out). I was also very fortunate to be able to work in a local yarn and fabric store, which showed me what a varied and inviting community the craft world can be. My next adventure is to expand on my independently published line of pattern for knitting, crochet and sewing.View all patterns by designer (6) »
The stylish Polka Spot Scarf is quick and easy-to-knit in a variety of yarn weights. It's wide asymmetrical triangle shape takes full advantage of the squishy garter stitch and maintains a nice drape of the finished fabric. While there is plenty going on in this pattern to keep experienced knitter's interested, it provides beginners an excellent opportunity to practice increasing, decreasing, yarn over's, and a sewn bind off.
This pattern is adaptable to many different weights of yarn, not just the two used. Have fun and experiment.
Fingering weight gauge - 16 sts in 4" of body pattern.
Worsted weight gauge - 10 sts in 4" of body pattern.
Gauge isn't too important for this project. You will want to use a needle size that is 3 to 4 sizes larger than what is suggested for the yarn you are using.