Stripes Please by Amy Gunderson

Stripes Please

Knitting
December 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
1800 - 2000 yards (1646 - 1829 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

For years, I have wanted a super colorful stripey giant scarf all for myself. The timing was finally right this year. In between design projects and work, I found myself some spare knitting time and dug in. This scarf is the ultimate stashbuster and mindless knitting project all rolled into one. This scarf is knit in the round as a tube, and you can really keep going forever and ever on it if you want.

I used every color of fingering weight yarn I had sitting around - no exceptions. I’m a firm believer that by adding more and different colors to a ridiculous degree will always result in a beautiful thing.

When deciding which color to use next, I really only determined if it had contrast with the previous stripe - that’s pretty much it. I also tried to spread out obvious colors like oranges, yellows, etc. Other than that, the relative randomness of the stripes is what makes the project, in my opinion.

Size
One, adjustable

Finished Measurements
Circumference: 26.75”
Length: 76”

Materials
Fingering weight yarn, many assorted colors; as shown, 160 stripes + two ribbed edges; approx 2.75g of yarn is needed for each stripe and 6.5g of yarn is needed for each ribbed end. Total weight of scarf is 450g.
Needles: US Size 4 (3.5 mm) 24” circular
US Size 1 (2.25 mm) 24” circular
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge
30 sts x 34 rnds = 4” in St st with larger needle