Good Morning All,
Had to take a break from all that lace counting. Returned to a pattern I've done before and really like. It is called Scrambled Stripes and decided to make a scarf for a Christmas present for a lucky someone. I usually do this pattern in Noro, two contrasting color ways. This scarf is being worked in 4 skeins (2 each) of Noro's Kureyon colors 149 & 170 on size US 9 Takumi bamboo needles. Gauge is not critical for this project. With 149 I casted on 30 stitches and then knitted 5 rows. The on the wrong side I used 170 Row 1 - knit 2, *p1,k1: repeat to last 2 sts, k2. Next row - Row 2 I also used 170 and knit to end. Next row switched back to 149 loosely carried up the side and then repeated rows 1 and 2 and then alternate the colors every two rows. The key is choosing contrasting Noro yarns that do not cross color ways or the piece can become "muddied" and the stripping lost. It is a easy knit and striking when done - don't you think.
Regards to All,