Yarn Chicken by Laura Patterson

Yarn Chicken

December 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
9.25 stitches and 12.75 rows = 4 inches
in lace stitch, blocked
US 13 - 9.0 mm
300 yards (274 m)
One size
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Yarn chicken is a game we knitters play, either on purpose or accidentally, whenever we’re almost out of yarn but there is more to be knit. Will we make it to the end before running out of yarn? That’s the sixty-four dollar question. I played three games of yarn chicken (two of which I totally won) while working on this scarf. All yarn hanks are not created equal, regardless of how hard the yarn company tries, and all knitters’ tension is a little different, even when we all remember to do our gauge swatches. With all that in mind, I included options and notes with this design so that you can maximize the yarn you have, and win your own games of yarn chicken.

Yarn Chicken is knit from one end straight through to the other, pausing only to change colors along the way.

P.S. See that little bit of purple yarn in the bottom photo? That is all that’s left of the three hanks of yarn that went into making this scarf.

Size : 12.5 x 75 inches; 32 x 190.5 cm.

Yarn: bulky weight; 100 yards each of 3 colors; 300 yards total.

Skills: k2tog, ssk, s1-k2tog-psso, YO, garter stitch.

Notions: stitch markers are optional, yarn needle.

Stitch patterns: Charted and written.

5 for 4. If you buy any 5 Fiber Dreams patterns at the same time, the least expensive one will be free.