Progress has been made on the Fairisle scarf from this post Working Without Patterns, but with Charts: Fairisle Scarf.
You see how long its taking me! I can’t only do 2 or so rows at a time, then I get sick of all the chart following, but I know this item will be worth it when its done. I spun the colorful yarn to change color gradually, and the black is kept constant throughout. This scarf is wide so that it can be folded longways and seamed along the edges when finished. This will hide the backside, and get rid of any curling. Near where green meets blue, you can see that the pattern reverses. I stopped doing the chart upwards and starting doing it downwards to reverse it so that the flowers would be upright on both sides of the scarf. This spot will be right behind the neck.
Another Chevron Scarf (This uses a pattern, but one that is easy to memorize. Discussed before in this post – Scarves: Patterned and Not, Cables and Chevrons)
How to make a chevron scarf , very easy instructions here (domesticrafts).
This yarn is unusual in that it mixes hot pink, green, purple and indigo blue together to make a tweed mix that looks purple. (It looks darker and less bright in real life.) It took more than one hank to make this scarf, it would be short if you only used one.
Made with Cascade Quatro yarn #9440 Kauai, wool.
References for Fairisle Scarf:
All of the charts used in the Fairisle scarf come from: 1000 Great Knitting Motifs by Louise Roberts. Trafalgar Square Publishing, Vermont/ Collins & Brown Limited, 2004. Snowflake, 2nd chart on pg.117. Flower near end of scarf, pg. 88, top chart. “Pollen”, pg. 77, 4th chart (blue and white). Flower on main body of scarf, pg. 180.
Black yarn is Patons 100% wool in black.