A perfect project for handspun
I love knitting scarves. The great thing about scarves is that they can be any size and can be absolutely basic or incredibly intricate. Also, in most cases, one size fits all.
I keep an extra knitted scarf project in my car, just in case—you never know when you might have a moment to work on something. Eventually after enough visits to the doctor or children's sporting events, I have a scarf—a new one for me, a gift for a friend, or on occasion, a scarf for a stranger who just needs something to keep warm.
So, if you love knitting scarves as much as I do, then you'll be thrilled to see that we've pulled together five scarf knitting patterns from past issues of Spin-Off in our free eBook 5 Free Knitting Patterns: Knitting Scarf Patterns from Spin-Off. We know they will show off your handspun yarn to best effect. The Morning Surf Scarf by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer uses a yarn-over technique in undulating patterns and is perfect for handpainted top and roving with migrating color. Carol Rhoades's Plush Pygora Scarf combines the best of a luxury fiber with luster and halo in a beautiful lace pattern. If you have lots of short lengths of handspun yarn left over from other projects, Charlene Anderson's Spontaneous Knitting introduces a fun way to use them up. Adriana Schoenberg's Undulating Scarf creates a warm, dense cloth that enhances the organic nature of handspun yarn. And once you try the Helix Scarf by Stephenie Gaustad, you won't be able to stop with just one—you'll be compelled to make more.
Have fun with these and feel free to share this free eBook (and the scarves you make) with your friends.