Indulge in the Beauty of Earth Toned Wool

by DawnAurora on 10:27 AM

in Blog, Knitting Projects

Indulge in the Beauty of Earth Toned Yarn

Imagine miles and miles of luscious, warm, natural, earth-toned wool that fades at each color transition.  A scarf that calls your name and makes your feel invincible to the cold, winter weather outside.  A scarf that beckons to be worn 24/7 and never put away.

This scarf is knit up using an easy garter stitch.  You could almost knit this up blind.  My thought behind this project was to allow the natural colored wool speak for itself.  I was able to create this by using a simple pattern.

This scarf is approximately 9 feet long and 16 inches wide.

Our current Coopworth sheep natural colors are knit up starting with a solid section that fades into the next color.  Waves and waves of earth tones that allows you to wear it as a scarf or shawl.

 

Almost 6 skeins of Coopworth yarn in 3 ply dk weight are used.  Easy garter stitch travels from one end to the other.  It’s a no brainer project that you’re sure to enjoy.

Here is a simple set of directions to create this fun scarf.

  • 6 skeins of  3 ply dk weight yarn  (check out our Coopworth earth toned yarn)
  • Colors- Steel grey, milkmaid and barbe rpoled or marled
  • Size 5 knitting needles – circular makes it so much easier
  • Steel grey is color #1, barber poled color #2 and milkmaid is color #3

Directions:

* Garter stitch used through the whole project

  1. Cast on 60 stitches with color #1. Knit for 28 rows
  2.  You switch colors to color #2
  3. Do 2 rows of color #2. Switch back to color #1
  4. Knit 2 rows of color #1.  Switch to color #2.
  5. Knit 2 rows of color #2. Switch to color #1.
  6. Knit 2 rows of color #1. Switch to color #2.
  7. Knit 2 rows of color #2. Switch to color #1.
  8. Knit 2 rows of color #1. Switch to color #2.
  9. Knit 2 rows of color#2. Switch to color #1
  10. Knit 2 rows of color #1. Switch to color #2.
  11. Knit 2 rows of color #2. Switch to color #1.
  12. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  13. (Color #2) Knit for 28 rows.

  14. Do 2 rows of color #3. Switch back to color #2.
  15. Knit 2 rows of color #2.  Switch to color #3.
  16. Knit 2 rows of color #3. Switch to color #2.
  17. Knit 2 rows of color #2. Switch to color #3.
  18. Knit 2 rows of color #3. Switch to color #2.
  19. Knit 2 rows of color #2. Switch to color #3.
  20. Knit 2 rows of color#3. Switch to color #2.
  21. Knit 2 rows of color #2. Switch to color #3.
  22. Knit 2 rows of color #3. Switch to color #2.
  23. Knit 2 rows of color #2
  24. (Color #3) Knit for 28 rows.
  25. Do 2 rows of color #2. .
  26. Knit 2 rows of color #3.
  27. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  28. Knit 2 rows of color #3.
  29. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  30. Knit 2 rows of color #3.
  31. Knit 2 rows of color#2.
  32. Knit 2 rows of color #3.
  33. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  34. Knit 2 rows of color #3.
  35. (Color #2) Knit for 28 Rows.
  36. Do 2 rows of color #1.
  37. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  38. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  39. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  40. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  41. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  42. Knit 2 rows of color#1.
  43. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  44. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  45. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  46. (Color #1) Knit for 28 Rows.
  47. Do 2 rows of color #2.
  48. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  49. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  50. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  51. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  52. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  53. Knit 2 rows of color#2.
  54. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  55. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  56. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  57. (Color #1) Knit 28 rows.
  58. Do 2 rows of color #2.
  59. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  60. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  61. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  62. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  63. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  64. Knit 2 rows of color#2.
  65. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  66. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  67. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  68. (Color #1) Knit 28 rows.
  69. Do 2 rows of color #2.
  70. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  71. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  72. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  73. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  74. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  75. Knit 2 rows of color#2.
  76. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  77. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  78. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  79. (Color #1) Knit 28 Rows.
  80. Do 2 rows of color #2.
  81. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  82. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  83. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  84. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  85. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  86. Knit 2 rows of color#2.
  87. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  88. Knit 2 rows of color #2.
  89. Knit 2 rows of color #1.
  90. Now Repeat From Row 13 to 89 two more times.

You can choose any yarn to make this pattern.  Let the colors you choose make a statement.

Happy Knitting,

DawnAurora

 

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