November 21, 2013

Scribbled Lines: scarf and headband from Coloring Book

Scribbled Lines

The third pattern from the Coloring Book collection is Scribbled Lines, a simple shape for any weight yarn, with a fun stripy slip-stitch pattern, some short-row wedges, and ties on both ends.  It can be made as a long scarf…

Scribbled Lines!

…or as a short scarf which ties on to make a cowl…

Scribbled Lines!

…or small and short as a headband.  The size is completely customizable, so you can easily make the headband more narrow, or the scarf more wide/narrow/long/short, however you want it!

Scribbled Lines!

This pattern was inspired by a box of crayons.  The color wedges are meant to represent crayons, and I came up with the whole design because I wanted something that could use as many colors as you want, but also could be limited to a small assortment, and would look cool either way… like having a box of crayons and making the most of what you have to work with – I tend to use as many colors as I can, if I have a lot to work with!

crayons!

So, Scribbled Lines can be made with all different colors throughout, or in a rotating/repeating pattern between just a few – you can use as few colors as three.

Like the other Coloring Book patterns, this one includes techniques to take care of the yarn ends as you go and minimize finishing!

Scribbled Lines!

My first sample is the long scarf in six colors of Malabrigo Rios worsted weight (Teal Feather, Lettuce, Sunset, Ravelry Red, Niebla, Glazed Carrot).

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As you can see, it can tie around in a few different cowl configurations, as well as being wearable as a normal scarf.

Scribbled Lines!

I REALLY love this piece!  A little design backstory, just for fun.  I worked on a completely different design idea for weeks, knitting swatch after swatch and an entire sample, and then realized I hated it, tossed the whole thing aside and started from scratch.  It was a tough time.  But then I came up with this, and all that bologna was worth it, because the various failed aspects of the old design led me to this one, and I love this one, so hooray!!

Scribbled Lines!

The short scarf sample is in three colors of Merino Worsted aran weight yarn (Verde Esperanza, Tuareg, Coco):

Scribbled Lines!

It’s made with two ties on each end, to open up new possible tying configurations, as you can see above, with the ties wrapping around the cowl in different ways.

Scribbled Lines!

This one is extra wide, to make a substantial cowl size in the short length.

Scribbled Lines!

I love the texture of this stitch pattern!

Scribbled Lines

And then there’s the headband, in five colors of sport weight Arroyo (Glitter, Piedras, Sand Bank, Fresco y Seco, Arco Iris):

Scribbled Lines!

I made mine super wide, because I love this yarn so much and I wanted a big, bold, ear-warming accessory.  But you can make one in any width – although, the pattern recommends a minimum stitch count of 19 across, so if you want a really narrow headband you’ll probably want to use sock yarn.  This headband is 33 stitches across, so you can go significantly more narrow in sport weight.

Scribbled Lines!

Oh, another thing – the ties can be either braided or twisted.  The scarf ties above are both braided; the ties on this headband are twisted.  There are how-to photos included for both options.

Scribbled Lines!

A note:  This pattern is listed on ravelry as two different patterns – Scribbled Lines scarf and Scribbled Lines headband – for organizational purposes, so you can post your projects to the appropriate pattern listing.  But it’s all the same single pattern, you’ll get the full pdf for both items if you buy either one.

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(This pattern is from the Coloring Book collection – here on ravelry – which is an assortment of accessory patterns designed to make the most of your colors, using basic stripes and easy slipped stitches!)

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