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Yarn Tasting Kit Idea: A knitted scarf

We are sharing ways to use up our Fall/Winter Yarn Tasting Kit! Please check back here tomorrow for more tasting kit projects. If you missed the others, find them here, and here.

My goal was to use up as much as the yarn as possible on their own in plain stockinette stitch. That way you can really get a good feel for each one of them. The result was a fun and useful project using our Fall Yarn Tasting Kit!

I did end up holding the Aerial Color along with Remix Chunky since it is so lightweight on its own. (I also knew these two yarns are lovely together – the Arrowsic shawl which is made with Aerial and Remix Light is an office favorite!) There are increases or decreases when joining each new yarn to make up for the difference in gauge. Use any leftover yarn to make some fun tassels! The finished shawl is small which is perfect to tuck in at the top of my jacket this fall!

Yarn Tasting Shawlette

Designed by Asa Buchta

Skill level: Easy

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

32” across the top, 14” down center

YARN

Berroco Yarn Tasting Kit: including Berroco Lanas Quick, Berroco Remix Chunky, Berroco Topaz, Berroco Dulce, and Berroco Lucca 

NEEDLES and NOTIONS

Knitting needles, sizes 7 / 4.5 mm, 8 / 5 mm, and 11 / 8 mm

1 stitch marker

GAUGE

5 sts = 1″ / 2.5 cm with Lucca on size 7 needle

4½ sts = 1″ / 2.5 cm with Topaz on size 8 needle

2¾ sts = 1″ / 2.5 cm with 1 strand each of Remix Chunky and Aerial Color held tog on size 11

4¾ sts = 1″ / 2.5 cm with Dulce on size 7 needles

3 sts = 1″ / 2.5 cm with Lanas Quick on size 11 needles

To save time and ensure accurate measurements, take time to check gauge.

SHAWLETTE

Garter Tab Cast-on:   With Lucca, using size 7 / 4.5 mm needle, cast on 3 sts. Knit 6 rows. Turn work 90 degrees and pick up and knit 3 sts in the garter ridges along the side. Turn work 90 degrees again and pick up 3 sts along the cast on edge—9 sts

Find our garter tab cast-on tutorial here.

Set Up Row (WS):  K2, p3, place marker, p2, k2

Increase Section:  Row 1 (RS):  K2, M1L, knit to marker, M1R, sm, k1, M1L, knit to last 2 sts, M1R, k2—4 sts inc’d (13 sts)

Row 2 (WS): K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2

Repeat these two rows 20 times more—93 sts.

Change to Topaz and size 8 / 5 mm needles.

Dec Row (RS): K2, M1L, * k5, k2tog, k4; rep from * to marker, M1R, sm, k1 M1L, **k4, SSK, k5; rep from ** to last 2 sts, M1R, k2—89 sts.

Next Row (WS):  K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

Work Rows 1 and 2 from Increase Section 7 times—117 sts.

Change to 1 strand each Remix Chunky and Aerial Color held together and size 11 needles.

Dec Row (RS):  K2, M1L, * k1, k2tog; rep from * to 2 sts before marker, k2, M1R, sm, k1, M1L, k2, ** SSK, k1; rep from ** to last 2 sts, M1R, k2—85 sts.

Next Row (WS): K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

Work Rows 1 and 2 from Increase Section twice—93 sts.

Change to Dulce and size 7 / 4.5 mm needles.

Inc Row (RS): K2, M1L, * k1, M1R; rep from * to marker, sm, k1, ** M1L, k1; rep from ** to last 2 sts, M1R, k2—183 sts.

Next Row (WS): K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

Work Rows 1 and 2 from Increase Section 4 times—199 sts.

Change to Lanas Quick and size 11 needles.

Dec Row (RS): K2, M1L, * k2tog 4 times, k1; rep from * to 7 before marker, [k2tog] 3 times, k1, M1R, sm, k1, M1L, k1, [SSK] 3 times, ** k1, [ssk] 4 times; rep from ** to last 2 sts, M1R, k2—117 sts.

Next Row (WS): Knit all sts.

Next Row (RS): K2, M1L, knit to marker, M1R, sm, k1, M1L, knit to last 2 sts, M1R, k2.

Bind off loosely on WS.

FINISHING

Weave in all ends and block as desired. Use left-over yarn to make 3 tassels and attach at ends and center. (I cut 6″ / 15 cm lengths of yarn for my tassels).

-Updated 7/14/21

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