Miss Maia by Kate Scalzo

Miss Maia

May 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17.5 stitches and 13.5 rows = 4 inches
in slip stitch garter
US 7 - 4.5 mm
276 yards (252 m)
One size
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For my son’s preschool Teacher Appreciation Week, I wanted to knit a few cowl infinity scarves for the ladies who manage his class. I especially wanted the styles and colors to be different from each other so they could pick out their favorites. There are only four women, so it was a pretty manageable task. I was delighted with each design and want to make them all in every color!

This is the “Miss Maia,” named for the second-in-command teacher as it was my second design in the group. I absolutely ADORE colorwork, but I needed it to lay flat, be simple to memorize, and not be a nightmare to behold on the wrong side. A slip-stitch pattern (originally written as stockinette, but amended to be worked it in garter) was just what the doctor ordered and I’m in LOVE with the graphic look of this one. The yarns were paired from my stash and are different from each other (one being a very neat and tidy washable wool, the other a fuzzy thick-and-thin), so you could probably get away with pairing most similarly weighted yarns for this pattern. Definitely a piece to be noticed!

See the “Miss Ellen,” “Miss Brittany,” and “Miss Hayley” for the other three designs!