A couple of weeks ago, I got really lucky and walked into Michaels while the Caron Cakes craze was upon us and scored three balls of the stuff before it was gone! Didn’t have a clue what I was going to do with it because I heard that the color changes were not gradual, but knew I would eventually come up with something. I wanted to do something relatively simple in order to give the color changes center stage no matter which cake was used, so I thought maybe a scarf? I’m not big on scarves myself, I find them either too bulky or too long, but I do like enough to keep the back of my neck warm and tuck a bit into the front, so I thought, why not make a shorter version of an infinity scarf, but thinner than a cowl…this is the result!
There’s plenty of stretch to this scarf and it’s easy to make longer or shorter, thinner or wider, all based on your preferences. And, it will show off all those awesome color changes produced by nearly any self striping yarn, not just Caron Cakes. Worked as written, the scarf measures 41.5″ in diameter.
- Worsted (4) Weight Yarn (Caron Cakes was used, but any self-striping yarn will work)
- H Hook
- Ch 200, join (make sure you don’t twist your chain.)
- Round 1: Ch 1, sc first and every ch around, join. (200)
- Round 2: Ch 1, FPHDC around first stitch, BPHDC around next stitch (FPHDC around next stitch, BPHDC around next stitch)around, join.
- Round 3: Ch 1, (FPHDC around previous row FPHDC, BPHDC around previous row BPHDC)around, join.
- Round 4-5: Repeat Round 3
- Round 6: Ch 1, sc in first and every stitch around, DO NOT JOIN.
- Round 7-28: Working in BLO, sl st in first stitch, place marker (these rounds will not be joined, they will be worked in continuous rounds, so whether you place your marker on the first or last stitch of your rounds is up to you), continuing to work in BLO, sl st in each stitch around.
- Round 29: Working in BLO, Sl stitch in next stitch, ch 1, sc in first and every stitch around, join.
- Round 30: Ch 1, FPHDC around first stitch, BPHDC around next stitch (FPHDC around next stitch, BPHDC around next stitch)around, join.
- Round 31: Ch 1, (FPHDC around previous row FPHDC, BPHDC around previous row BPHDC)around, join.
- Round 32-33: Repeat Round 31
- Round 34: Ch 1, fpsc first stitch, bpsc around next stitch, (fpsc around next stitch, bpdc around next stitch)around, join.
Weave in your ends.
If you’d like yo make your scarf longer, just increase your chain by multiples of 2!
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