Quaker Yarn Stretcher
There was a KAL; it’s over now, but come on over and have a look or post your pics.
Making the yarn go further ….
I have lots of skeins of handspun all with just over 200m and wanted to see if I could get a scarf - rather than a cowl - with that yardage.
I’m happy to report that it worked. ☺
Loose gauge makes the yarn go further, while the edge stitches and the ridges keep it from being shapeless or too sloppy.
Quote from one knitter:
… excellent pattern for handspun. The alternating stockinette with reverse stockinette really shows off color changes. The pattern is easy to read and memorize.
Barbara Walker lists the stitch as Quaker Ridging - hence the name.
I used around 210-230m of Worsted on 6mm needles and the scarves are all around 150cm/ 5’ long, which isn’t huge, but certainly wearable as a scarf.
If you prefer you can use a different type of yarn or use more yarn to make a larger version - no adjustment needed, just knit more….
It’s reversible and with some yarns the “wrong side” can actually be the best one. ☺
Many thanks to the testers: