Thursday, December 2, 2010

New Complimentary Pattern - The 500 Scarf

The scarf and the pattern are now finished. Another scarf down for the 2012 City of Indianapolis Superbowl Super Scarves program.   I really enjoyed knitting this scarf. As I was working along, I couldn't help reflecting on the various 500's I've attended and watched on television.  And humming a bit of "Back Home Again In Indiana" along the way!   If you've never been to the race, I highly recommend it - it is truly the greatest spectacle in racing.    (No disrespect to the Kentucky Derby, which remains the greatest 2 minutes in sport).

The pattern is linked over on the right side of the blog under the Complimentary Patterns section.  despite it's generous length - mine was over 88" after a light blocking - it is a fast and easy knit.    The pattern is basically garter stitch with slipped stitches forming the design.  If you are new to knitting, and getting a little tired of knitting plain garter, try just throwing in a row or two of the checkered flags. 

I ended up used a little more than a 100g skein of worsted weight yarn in each color.   If you only have one skein of each color to work with, I think you can get by if you only knit one row of "flags" at the beginning and end, instead of three, and reduce the garter bands between the slipped stitch sections from 6 to 4 rows. 

If you have any questions, or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me - and I hope to see many of you at the track in May - it's the Centennial celebration in 2011!