More Pixie Love: Drama Scarf
Photography by Sara Parker
Happy first day of fall—-> aka Knitting Season! What better way to enter fall than with an awesome yarn giveaway, details in this post.
Remember this post? I adore Knit Collage’s Pixie Dust yarn and wrote up an oh-so-fast “pattern” for a necklace/cowl/scarf called the Pixie Necklace. As it turns out, this little project also works for Rolling Stone, another KC yarn. I made this one for my aunt who helped me at Stitches Midwest last month. (errr…I guess I should write up my recap post for SM soon!)
There is more yardage in Rolling Stone than in Pixie Dust, so I did go around probably twice as many times before binding off. The key is to start binding off when you have a length of yarn left that is at least three times as long as the circumference of your pixie necklace.
And now I have yet another option for you to use your fancy Pixie Dust or Rolling Stone yarn! This is the Drama Scarf and it uses two skeins of Pixie Dust in contrasting colors. Its just as easy as the Pixie Necklace “pattern” though there are a few more lines of instruction. Here it is wrapped twice around my neck.
I used US size 19(15 mm) needles for this scarf. They were actually Amy-the-Knit-Collage-lady’s but she took pity on me at TNNA as I was raring to go and gave them to me! :)
To prepare: Divide your contrasting color (CC) skein in half. You can do this by weighing the entire skein, dividing this number by two, and then sectioning off the yarn until you get to the “half” number. If you don’t have a scale, use your measuring tape to measure out half the yarn. This sounds daunting, but remember these skeins only carry about 35 yards. Once you’ve got two approximately even balls of CC, you’re ready to begin.
With one ball of CC, cast on 18 sts.
Knit back and forth in garter stitch until you’ve got about a foot and a half length of yarn remaining.
Next row: Knit 3 sts together all the way across the row. 6 sts.
Switch to your full skein of yarn.
Knit back and forth in garter stitch until you run out of it.
Switch to your second ball of CC.
Next row: Knit into the front & back & front again of each stitch. You’ll have 18 sts again.
Knit back and forth in garter stitch until you’ve got about a yard remaining.
Bind off all sts.
Use your finger to weave in any extra yarn or loose ends.
Why cut it? Its so pretty!
Okay and here is the best news of all. Amy of Knit Collage has offered to host a giveaway for two skeins of Pixie Dust so that one lucky knitter can work up her own Drama Scarf! (Or heck, two Pixie Necklace’s… fastest Christmast knitting project ever). All you have to do is comment on this post and be a Tot Toppers mailing list subscriber to win. Pixie Dust retails for $35, so this is a rocking $70 yarny prize. I feel like my pictures are pretty good (model aside), but even they do not do this yarn justice. Its just so happy and sparkly and it makes me smile.
I’m going to randomly pick the winner sometime on Wednesday September 28. You can pick your colors, and Amy will send the yarn to you directly. Please post only one time and make sure you provide your name AND e-mail address when you sign up for the mailing list if you’d like to only post your name in the comments (that way I can connect the dots to get ahold of you). The comments ARE moderated (thank you spammers for making this necessary), so don’t panic if your comment doesn’t immediately show.