Wild Streak by Veronica Parsons

Wild Streak

July 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
700 - 800 yards (640 - 732 m)
One size - 8" wide by 72" long
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Gradients: these soothing colorways flow gently into one another, giving your knitting a beautiful shaded effect. But sometimes you need to shake up the flow of things with a pop of color and texture.

Knit mostly in relaxing garter stitch, Wild Streak is a simple, soft, squishy scarf with a little added zing. Get creative with your contrast color, add fringe to match your stripes, and enjoy!

Wild Streak is knit sideways. You’ll need a long circular needle to accommodate the large number of stitches. Gauge is not super critical for this project, provided you get a fabric you like.

Sample knit in Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply Toes:

  • one Gradient Set, shown in Carina (cool grey)
  • one skein Floyd (hot pink)

Crochet hook in a size similar to your needle size (E/3.5mm, for suggested crochet cast-on and attaching fringe), stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Links provided in pattern for suggested crochet cast-on:
Written tutorial
YouTube video

Instructions are provided to modify the length of the scarf and width or number of stripes.

The team at Miss Babs has also suggested a number of contrast colors that will pop nicely against the grey of Carina (and I’d love to see what people do with a variegated color for the chevron, too!):

  • Floyd

  • Gentian

  • Dahlia

  • Squash Blossom

  • Clematis

  • Ardor

  • Impatiens

  • Ghoulish

  • Indigo Bunting

  • Ladybug

  • French Marigold

  • Rainforest

  • Oz