Gorgas Run Scarf
This FREE pattern scarf combines a number of qualities that make me really, really happy:
- The knit is fairly simple, but not too boring. Beginners can learn a new skill, more established knitters can easily do it while watching TV.
- It offers an opportunity to play around with colour in a simple, uncomplicated way.
- It’s not a bad way to use up a skein or two of skinny stash yarns.
- It makes a great gift that will be well received (that time of year is right around the corner).
- It’s easy to swap out and substitute yarns.
Any fingering weight yarn will work, but I think Gorgas Run would be especially EXQUISITE made with Malabrigo Lace Baby Merino (it’s a single ply merino yarn that knits well with two strands together, and the skeins are very affordable). The pattern is made with Semi-solid coloured yarn, but you can mix it up and use variegated colours if you want some drama.
Malabrigo Lace Baby Merino: 1 skein in each of 4 colours (swatch for a tension you like)
Manos Alegria: 1 skein in each of 4 colours
Cascade Heritage: 1 skein in each of 4 colours
Madeline Tosh Merino Light: 1 skein in each of 4 colours
Mineville Merino Sock: 1 skein in each of 4 colours
- FREE Pattern
- 5mm/US8 needles
- Fingering weight yarn : Colour: A – 270m, B – 390m, C – 390m, D – 270m.
- 1 stitch marker
- tapestry needle
- Yarn is held double throughout.
- Use Colors A & D for your gauge swatch. You will need the entirety of Colors B & C for your project, but will have approx. 30g each of A & D leftover.