It seems a bit odd to be writing a blog post about a scarf on a very hot and sunny afternoon, but before we know it, the evenings will be drawing in and the mornings will have a nip in the air. You'll be thanking me then that I had the foresight to publish this super-quick scarf pattern! Leaves are already falling from the trees in the garden and autumn is just around the corner! This Rainbow Ripple scarf is the perfect accessory to not only keep you nice and cosy on those chilly mornings but will also brighten your wardrobe and cheer you up! How could anyone be miserable with that glorious rainbow of colour snuggled around their neck?!
When I visited Stylecraft HQ last month, I was given a pack of Batik yarn with one ball of each of the shades. The yarn is a DK weight, 80% premium acrylic and 20% wool and comes in 16 beautiful stonewashed colours that go together so well. The balls are 50g and at only £1.99 a ball, you can whip yourself up a rather snazzy scarf relatively cheaply. Take a look at the whole range here ...
I knew that I wanted to knit a ripply scarf for myself, and being a big fan of rainbows, picked out 7 shades that fitted the bill. From the top we have Cherry, Coral, Old Gold, Sage, Violet, Indigo and Plum.
If you prefer something less bright, then there are lots of colour options there. The pattern is very easy to memorise and before you know it, you'll have a beautiful scarf ready for the first cooler days and then feel rather smug as your less-well prepared friends look on enviously!! I chose to add some pompoms onto each end of the scarf as I thought they added to the fun feel. I used a 35mm Clover pompom maker and that made it very simple indeed. If you prefer your scarf
naked without pompoms, the ripple pattern gives a rather pretty wavy edge.
You can download the pattern for free from my Ravelry store here. And since it's a Bank Holiday weekend, let's have a bit of a giveaway too! Thanks to the generous peeps at Stylecraft, I can offer one lucky person three - yes! three! - £5 vouchers which can be redeemed at any bricks and mortar yarn shop stocking Stylecraft yarn. So you can buy all the yarn you need to knit your very own Rippling Rainbow scarf! I'm really sorry but these vouchers can only be used in the UK, so if you're from overseas and your name gets picked out, I'll send you a Stylecraft Tote bag and Stylecraft pink flower key ring, so you'll be the envy of all your knitting chums! Please let me know when you leave a comment whether you are in the UK or abroad. I'll leave the competition open until midday on Saturday 10th September and use a random number generator to pick a winner after that. Good luck one and all and may the yarn gods and goddesses smile upon you! xxx