So this week, I clicked on one of those threads, and low and behold the stitch pattern was a variation on a 6-row cascade stitch - much like the Lake Effect Scarf (see complimentary patterns to the right). So I pointed the original poster to the pattern and didn't think much about it. But the posted came back with some questions, pointing out that Lake Effect was garter based and this pattern was stockinette based. So I took another look, and found out there was a lot more to this little stitch pattern. I grabbed some needles and after a few rows, I was jumping up and down after the results (both dog and husband no longer react to these outbursts).
|Cause and Effect scarf pattern - side 2|
This photo does not do this piece justice. Here are some of the great features of this pattern:
The pattern is reversible - why? because the underlying structure is 3x3 ribbing.
The cascade "medallions" are staggered, which creates a great texture and creates a self made picot-like edges along the sides.
No gauge is required - just work with needles that are at least 2 sizes larger than you would normally use.
Here I used US size 13 (9.0mm) needles with a bulky/worsted lace yarn (thick and thin) Berroco Memoirs (now discontinued).
|Cause and Effect Scarf pattern - side 1|
I hope you try this - I'm happy to answer any questions.
Please join the Verdigris Knits group over in Ravelry. Its a great place for discussion on these patterns, make suggestions, ask questions, find out about future designs and plans, or just chat. I'm running a March Madness KAL with some great prizes.
Hope to see you there.
UPDATE - this post has information on a modificaction to this scarf pattern to taper the ends.