For today’s Sunday Swatch, I couldn’t resist showing off our beautiful snow before it all melted to slush. The cold weather certainly inspired this week’s choice – Poems 100% wool. Colorway 592 Embers made me think warm thoughts.
This chevron section is an easy two-row repeat, worked on a multiple of 14+2:
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: K1 *KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, KFB; rep from * to last stitch, K1
This example is worked over 30 stitches on US size 8 (5mm) needles and comes out to 5½ – 6″ wide. One ball of Poems would make this swatch 24″ long, making this pattern well-suited for a little two ball scarf in Poems.
I can think of many uses for this chevron pattern. What about a chevron strip stitched at the side to another strip knitted in the opposite direction? Put a few together and you’ve got a cute throw. A similar strips-sewn-together technique was used in the vibrant Spectrum Throw from Poems Book 2: Colors in Design.
What would you do?