Fostering Warmth by Lindsay Dayton LaShell

Fostering Warmth

February 2013
Or 180-250 yards of any worsted weight wool
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in slipped stitch pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
180 - 250 yards (165 - 229 m)
One size/adjustable
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This pattern is available for $2.50 USD buy it now

The Red Scarf Project is in full effect! Your red scarf must be received by December 15!

Buy this pattern now and you’ll get a coupon code for $2.50 towards another one of my patterns.

Every penny you spend on buying this pattern will go straight to the Red Scarf Emergency Fund to help these young people stay in school.

I have always loved slipped stitches over garter stitch. I love the vertical stripes it creates, and I love that it can be very easy to make something that has no wrong side and is geometric and beautiful.

This scarf pattern is something I started playing with a couple of years ago, when I first heard about The Red Scarf Project, a charity project that collects handmade scarves to distribute as Valentine’s Day gifts to young people who have left the foster care system and are attending college.

The pattern includes simple instructions for making the sample scarves as shown, as well as a fill-in-the-blanks recipe version. The recipe allows you to decide how many slipped stitch columns you want and how many knit stitches separate them, so that you can create a pattern that will work in whatever gauge you would like.

These instructions begin with the procedure to make the samples; please scroll to the end for the recipe template.

2 skeins Lamb’s Pride Superwash Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. in Shane’s Red
OR 2 skeins Encore Colorspun Worsted by Plymouth Yarn Co.
OR 200-300 yards of any worsted weight wool that you like

US #9 (5.5mm) needle of your choice, tapestry needle, stitch markers for marking slipped stitches are optional

Measured after blocking, in slipped stitch pattern
Red: 20 sts/4”
Green: 22 sts/4”

Red: 7” x 70”
Green: 7¼” x 66”