Sunday, June 17, 2012

Circles Scarf

It looks like I'm slowly starting to get my creativity back.  I'm still having a hard time coming up with fun pattern ideas but my prop idea levels are coming up again so I have hope on the yarn crafting front.  I even got some awesome Knit Picks yarn on a really good sale (and it's really pretty).  With a bit of luck it'll help me come up with something cool.

The latest scarf start as me playing with circles. I really like how it came out and I'm thinking of trying to do a bit of free form with it.  The circle pattern is great and all, but I bet it would look really neat if I made a bunch of the circle motifs and attached them at random.  Of course, that would require that I sew the circles together and we all know how much I like doing that.

I don't really have much else to say about the Circles Scarf, but that could be because I've been outside a lot today.  The summer heat is starting to blaze and the humidity is getting unbearable.  Even breathing outside takes far too much effort.  Even the squirrels seem to agree with me.

I'm not a fan of tree rats myself, normally we off the vermin, but I almost felt badly for this one when I saw it.  I've never seen a squirrel do anything but scamper up a tree, this one looked like it was dragging itself to that branch with the a lead weight tied to its tale.  After he pulled himself to that spot he laid there for a really long time watching me hang my laundry.  Anyway, without further ado here's the pattern.

.Circles Scarf

50 g Vanna's Choice (85-90 yards)
I hook

Gauge:  Small- 1 inch
              Medium- 2 inch
              Large- 3 inch

I did mine as a join as you go, but you can make all the circles and then sew them together if you want.  If you hate sewing as much as I do, I joined each circle on the last round by using a slip stitch to connect it to the last motif.

Small, make 15
Ch2, 8sc in the first chain.  Join and break off.

Medium, make 16
Round 1:  8sc in the first chain.  Join and turn. (8sts)
Round 2:  2sc in ea st, join and turn. (16 sts)
Round 3:  (Sc1, 2sc) around.  Join and break off. (24 sts)

Large, make 4

Round 1:  8sc in the first chain.  Join and turn. (8sts)
Round 2:  2sc in ea st, join and turn. (16 sts)
Round 3:  (Sc1, 2sc) around.  Join and turn. (24 sts)

Round 4:  (Sc 2, 2sc) around.  Join and turn.  (32 sts)
Round 5:  Sc around.  Join and turn.  (32 sts)

Joining pattern
(3 small, 2 medium, 1 large, 2 medium) Repeat until all pieces have been used and end on 3 smalls.