Color change scarf

color change scarf 1

I saw a free pattern on Purl Bee for a color change scarf, but wanted to try it with a different yarn; after several aborted attempts, I changed the pattern to the following;

Cast on 22 stitches with US 9 needles
Row 1: K1, * yo, K2tog; rep from * to last stitch, end K1
Row 2: purl
Repeat these two rows 4 more times, for a total of 5 repeats.

Row 1: K1, * ssk, yo; rep from * to last stitch, end K1
Row 2: purl
Repeat these two rows 4 more times, for a total of 5 repeats.

Repeat both sets until scarf is approx. 65” long

The yarn is Cascade Heritage:
Color A – Blue Horizon
Colors B, C, D, and E – Royal, Anis, Como Blue, Cerulean

Start with two strands of Color A – continue with one strand of Color A throughout, at approx. 12” intervals (or however you want to space it out), cut one strand of Color A and add in Color B, then cut Color B, and add in Color C, then Color D, and then Color E.

color change scarf 2

I wanted a long, thin scarf that was lightweight enough to wrap around my neck and wear in the fall and spring – I think the colors I chose give just enough variation to look coordinated, yet also show off the color change. One problem is that the Heritage yarn comes in huge yardages – well over 400 yards per skein – so as a result, I’m now stuck with a ton of sock yarn! I only used up about half of the skein of Color A, and that color was used throughout the entire scarf, so you can imagine how much I have left of the other colors – barely even got started on those skeins. If anyone wants my extra Heritage yarn, just let me know and I’d be happy to send it to you!

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