|The scarf I'm working on|
This is a stitch pattern I came up with while playing around with two balls of yarn I wanted to use up. I didn't want plain stripes and, as almost always, I did want something reversible. (Scarves, especially, need to look good, I think, on both sides.) This scarf has all the advantages I wanted. Well, except one. It gets a little boring after a while. Still, sometimes the circumstances are wrong for work that needs more concentration, and a relatively mindless project is just the thing.
Materials: Two colors of yarn that look good together, double-pointed needles
Skill Level: Beginner
Cast on with Color A, multiples of 4 +3
***Do not turn. Slide stitches back to the other side of the needle.
With Color B, (K3, P1) ending K3.
Now both working strands of yarn should be at the same end of the needle. Turn the work.
With Color A, (K3, P1) ending K3.
TIP: If you will put the skeins of yarn one on either side of you and turn the work clockwise each time, the yarns will be much less likely to become entangled.
Repeat from ***, continuing in this same fashion, alternating 1 row of A with 1 row of B until the work is as long as you like and only turning every other row. All the rows are worked the same: (K3,P1) K3.
Variation: You can, of course, space out the purl stitches differently, as in K5, P1 or whatever. The row will appear to curve as you get wider than that.