The Kaleidoscope Scarf stitch pattern gives the illusion that the scarf is composed of braided strands of color. In reality, the self-striping sock yarn and the off-set shells contribute to this effect. When working the off-set shells, you will be required to work into individual chains instead of into a chain space. While this may seem a bit tricky at first, you will find that by working under the top 2 loops of the chain your stitches will be easy to make.
I’ve had many requests to provide my source for the yarn I used for this project. All I can remember is that it was hand-dyed sock yarn in fingering weight and is available from Lancaster Yarn Shop in Lancaster, PA. The link I have provided is a Ravelry link so you will have to join Ravelry as a free member to view it.
Materials: 1 ball of fingering-weight, self-striping sock yarn ( enough to make a pair of knitted socks) Size G Crochet hook, yarn needle
Size: My scarf is 56″ X 7 ” and long enough to wrap around the neck twice in cowl fashion.
Gauge: Not important for this project
Foundation Row: Ch 318. Dc into 4th ch from hook. Dc into next ch, sk 3 chs, sc into next ch, ch 3. *Dc into ea of next 3 chs, sk 3 chs, sc into next ch, ch 3**. Repeat from * to ** to last 4 chs. Sk 3 chs, Sc into last ch. Turn.
Row 2 : Ch 3, 2 dc into 1st sc. Sk 3 dc. * sc into next ch, ch 3, dc into ea of next 2 chs, dc into next sc, sk 3 dc**. Repeat from * to ** to last 4 sts. Sk 3 sts. Sc into top of tc from previous row. Turn.
Repeat row 2 until your scarf is as wide as you like. My yarn ran out when my scarf was 7″ wide. Weave in yarn ends with a yarn needle.
Copyright Carol Wolf, October 2011