This is a simple scarf I made last week, using Sailor’s Rib:


Pattern: own
Stitch pattern: Sailor’s Rib (Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury, page 4)
Yarn: Tess’ Designer Yarns Cultivated Silk & Wool, 50% silk, 50% wool, no color name or number, no dye lot
Needles: size 6
Size: 5.25″ x 44″ after blocking
Started 6/28 and finished 7/3/2008

I cast on with cable cast-on and bound off with Elizabeth Zimmermann’s casting-on casting-off (p.24 of Knitting Without Tears). I am very happy with how this turned out visually as the two ends are nearly identical.

The yarn pooled a little in an interesting way, giving an almost zig-zag effect between light peach and dark peach. I have another skein of this in turquoise but have not yet decided what I will do with it. This scarf is on the short side so probably not another scarf.

The reverse of the Sailor’s Rib pattern is interesting, too. Right side of the pattern is on the left, wrong side on the right: