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The BlockTure Set


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Once again, I wanted a quick, simple scarf with lots of texture that I could knit when I wanted to procrastinate. I was inspired to design this scarf after noticing (and participating) in the color blocking fashion trend this past summer. I wondered how I could extend my color blocking fun into winter accessories. At the same time, I'd been knitting a few more chunky scarves using various mistake rib stitches, and I thought that I could combine a chunky mistake rib stitch with colored garter and stockinette bands to create my own color block scarf. As the design came into being, I realized that the scarf could also be easily converted to a cowl. Worked in bulky or superbulky yarn with just the basic knit and purl stitches, this scarf or cowl will be a quick project for anyone looking for a simple but impressive quick gift this holiday season. The pattern is also easily worked in one color yarn for an even simpler, textured scarf. And the name? "Textured Block Play" seemed too long, so I went with BlockTure. Hehehe... Yarn For Single-Color Scarf Loops and Threads Cozy Wool (50% wool, 50% acrylic; 90 yd [82 m]/127 g [4.5 oz]): #02044 Granite, 2.1 skeins (188 yds) For Multicolor Scarf Main Color (MC): Loops & Threads Cozy Wool (50% wool, 50% acrylic; 90 yd [82 m]/127 g [4.5 oz]): #02044 Granite, 2 skeins (152 yd) Contrast Color (CC): Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (80% acrylic, 20% wool; 108 yd [99m]/170 g [6oz]): #134 Citron, 0.4 skein (36 yd) For Cowl Main Color (MC): Loops & Threads Cozy Wool (50% wool, 50% acrylic; 90 yd [82 m]/ 127 g [4.5 oz]): #02014 Chocolate, 0.7 skein (61 yd) Contrast Color (CC): Loops & Threads Cozy Wool (50% wool, 50% acrylic; 90 yd [82 m]/127 g [4.5 oz]): #02610 Golden Rod, 0.13 skeins (12 yd) Tools US #15 (10mm) straight or circular needles 1 stitch marker US M/N (9mm) crochet hook Yarn needle 2 1.625 inch (1 5/8 inch) buttons BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl grafting/Kitchener stitch casting on binding off GAUGE 9 sts and 10 rows = 4" in scarf pattern Note: To make gauge swatch, cast on 20 sts and work one repeat of section 1, then one repeat of section 2. Bind off loosely, block to dimensions and measure gauge. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Scarf - 9in x 76in Cowl - 9in x 28in SUGGESTED YARN 190 yards of Bulky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Loops & Threads Cozy Wool, Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick COLORWAY Granite, Lemongrass, Chocolate, Goldenrod

Recommended with this pattern

  • US 15 - 10.0 mm straight or circular needles
  • US 9.0 mm (M/N) crochet hook
  • 1 stitch marker

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My supervisor at the college library where I worked gave me a pair of US #8 needles, a ball of yarn, and an hour long knitting lesson as my graduation present. After graduation I spent one year travelling to five countries where I studied responses to domestic violence. I used all the airport wait times and layovers to practice my newly acquired knitting skill (while watching Bollywood movies to keep me company). By the time I got back to the US I was hooked. I've been knitting as fast as I can ever since.