Well, it’s almost garter stitch. Anxious to get started, I used the only Ultra Alpaca Light I had in the house – one hank of charcoal and one hank of lavender. Figuring I needed both hanks to make a scarf of any significance, I decided to alternate the colors – one row of each. This is a job for double pointed needles (or circular). Always knit and always use the color you haven’t just used. You’ll find yourself working from both ends of the needle. The result is a very subtle two tone “double garter” ridge with the colors intertwined. As soothing as garter stitch, but a little mind bending.
I have 31 sts on my scarf. I could have sworn I cast on 30, but you know how it goes… The needles are size 6 (US). Wanting to know how long my scarf was going to end up I weighed the remaining yarn with a kitchen scale. I started with 100 grams – 55 grams are left unknit. The 45 grams used so far resulted in about 18″ of scarf (depending on how hard I tug on it).
Let’s see, here’s one way to look at this:
18″/45 gr = .4″/gr
and .4″/gr x 100 gr = 40″
Seems like my scarf will measure about 40″ when I finish the yarn I have. That’s good for a neat little number that tucks under one’s dress coat. I’m more inclined to favor a 60″ scarf that can wrap around my neck at least once. Maybe I’ll throw in a little unexpected solid garter at the far end. Should it be a third color? Hmm… I don’t have to decide yet.
Oh and BTW, my scarf’s about 5″ wide.