No-Stress Autumn Waves Scarf (with pattern)
Nonetheless, I really really needed a relaxing, meditative project to knit away the stress. A project with no shaping and minimal stitch counting, something I could knit up while watching post-season baseball. Oh yeah, the project also needed to use up yarn that I already had in my stash, because the thought of spending money, even just a couple euros on some new yarn, put me close to tears (thanks hormones!)
Enter the Autumn Waves Scarf!
Easy, repetitive but also much more sophisticated and interesting-looking than a straight garter stitch scarf. I’m going to make it nice and long for multiple wrapping options, and it’s wonderfully stretchy and springy so it will be just perfect for the mild fall we’re experiencing here in Germany. And hey, I just noticed, besides just being pretty and fancy looking, the waves pattern is a perfect metaphor for my wildly waving emotions.
Ready to knit up your own? Pick a couple yarns from your stash with similar thicknesses. The only important requirement for these yarns is that they’re soft, and will feel heavenly (or at least not scratchy) on your neck. Then, pick a needle one size larger than the recommended needle for that yarn. (My yarn recommends size 7; I’m using size 8). This will make the pattern extra soft and lacy and keep your scarf from being stiff.