|I made this scarf as a Christmas present for my father. He recycles like crazy, has a worm farm, buys organic and even drives a Prius. And, this is where I get it from, he cannot wear wool. So when I felt this Inca Cotton yarn I knew it was perfect – this is made from orgainic, unbleached, undyed cotton, the colors are the natural color of the plant. And it is remarkably soft, much softer than you would expect a cotton yarn to be.|
|This is a slub yarn, it alternates thick and thin. It makes a soft, puffy fabric with a good amount of weight.|
pattern, sort of:
2 skeins Inca Cotton, Joseph Galler Yarns, color OZ (will have plenty left over, and one skein would be enough to make a good sized scarf, make it narrower)
– cast on 62 stitches (or an even number to make it however wide you’d like)
If you want you can do a rib cast on and off, I didn’t and you can see the detail of the end – it splayed out a bit. I didn’t do an edgestitch of any kind.
Note the half of a wine bottle cork used as a stitch holder. Worked really well.
|It was about 8″ wide and 72″ long.|
|The yarn formed a bumpy surface, which I really liked. I only messed up once in this entire scarf (I’m so proud of myself) – I knit when I was supposed to purl. So if he gets bored he can go looking for the one odd bump.|
|It fit perfectly into a box from The Container Store.|