I started this project because I was anxious to knit up a skein of yarn I had spun up over the holiday.The Yarn was a merino tencel blend. I enjoyed spinning the blend and wanted to see how it would knit up.
I started going though my pattern queue on Ravelry to find something that would work with the limited amount of yarn I had available. I found a simple Chevron pattern that called for one skein of yarn. I knew I had more yardage than a typical skein and if the pattern worked, I'd end up with a good length scarf.
The pattern calls for 25 stitch cast on and that creates two chevron repeats. I started with that and knit a few inches, but didn't really like the results. The pattern suggested casting on 37 stitches if you had more yarn; so I tried that. The 37 stitch cast on gave me three chevron repeats. I liked that a lot better so I knit the two row pattern until I ran out of yarn.
I enjoyed knitting with the merino tencel blend. The finished scarf is light and very soft and smooth. The tencel gives the yarn a sheen that is nice, but makes it hard to photograph. I think I ended up with a good length despite the limited yardage. I did try and block the scarf, but I'm not sure I got it quite right. I missed opening up some small areas down each edge.
Pattern: One Skein Tapestry Scarf
by Knot Another Hat
Yarn: Geddesburg Handspun Yarn
Needles: addi TURBO US# 8 (5 mm)
Measurements: Length: 69"; Width 5.25"
Notes: Cast on 37 stitches