A handsome rectangle in five sizes (small scarf/large scarf/lap blanket/wrap/throw) or cowl in two sizes (petite/tall) to knit in DK/light worsted yarns. Knit in stripes of undyed yarns, each color change will make use of a squishy new fiber and shade of wool. A variety of simple to work motifs will keep the knitter focused on the changes in yarn characteristics, to better understand and appreciate all that the “bare naked” realm has to offer.
Note: This pattern is both written and charted and can be added to your Ravelry Library by using the "add to Ravelry library" button after completing purchase.
Samples shown: large scarf, small cowl, and lap blanket knit with the Ruff Stripes yarn kit in Bare Naked Wools Kent DK, color #1 Folkestone, Corriedale DK, color #2 Natural Cream, Perendale DK, color #3 Natural Dark, CVM/Merino DK, color #4 Light Gray, and Stone Soup DK, color #5 River Rock.
Difficulty: Beginner / Intermediate
A variety of lofty DK/light worsted yarns that knit to pattern gauge, such as Bare Naked Wools Kent DK, Better Breakfast DK, Stone Soup DK, Targhee Tango Sport, Seasons DK; click here to purchase the Ruff Stripes kit to knit in yarns as shown.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, or yardage requirement.
rectangle (small scarf/large scarf/lap blanket/wrap/throw): 11(11, 30, 20, 40) inches wide and 58(68, 34, 73, 50) inches in length (blocked)
cowl (petite/tall): 26(64) inches in circumference and 13.5(11) inches in depth (blocked)
rectangle (small scarf/large scarf/lap blanket/wrap/throw): 575(700, 750, 1300, 1500) total yards / approximately 115(140, 150, 260, 300) yards in each of five shades
cowl (petite/tall): 325(600) yards / approximately 65(120) yards in each of five shades
18 sts and 27 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (washed and dried flat)
size 8 US (5.0 mm) circular needles or size to obtain correct gauge
Note: long circulars (32 to 40 inches) will be needed for rectangular pieces