Recently I was at my friend Laura’s house for our Wednesday night knitting club and she plopped a pile of old knitting books down for us all to see. Looking at old patterns is so inspiring! Seeing things through the ridiculous, obviously drug hazed eyes of another fashion era was just what I needed! I had been wanting to design an easier project that didn’t involve colorwork when I saw this:
Amazing, right? I know. I was instantly inspired! I just knew I had to do something with that super cool stitch pattern on the white sweater. I had seen that stitch pattern before, but with teeny-tiny yarn and itty-bitty needles, so of course I dismissed it as something for people that don’t have full time jobs and very demanding sleep schedules. Not for people like me at all!
With my mind changed, I swatched and swatched and swatched some more. I didn’t even care that “swatch” isn’t a verb. I did it anyway, and with relish and vigor! This one is ALL about gauge people. So GET IT RIGHT! or all that swatching will have been done in vain.
And what did I come up with? CAPITAL SCARFLETTE!
Check it out, I’ve designed it with a button-hole band on each side. It’s extremely modifiable. You can change it up every time you wear it. The pattern explains how to make a sort of button cuff-link which could be used anywhere, even in the middle parts, of the scarflette. The unusual stitch pattern is surprisingly light and drapey. Buttons easily slip between the large stitches as if through a button-hole. Even though the buttons are so much fun, my favorite way to wear it has been to just pin a big ‘ol broach through the layers in the middle.
This was a super-fast, super-fun project. It’s a good way to use up some of those extra skeins of DK weight yarn you know you have laying around. It would also make a great gift! And the best news? You can buy the pattern RIGHT here on my website.