Off to the Races – A Double Knit Scarf

My niece loves horses!  I stumbled across this pattern a few years back and had been putting it off because it was double knit.  Last year, I bit the bullet and tackled a new skill.  I am happy the holiday’s are over and I can now share the project with you.

The double knitting did take a little while to wrap my brain around, but once I got the hang of it, the scarf moved along.  I do admit that double knitting takes longer than knitting two separate scarves, but I love how it turned out. As you can see in the photo above, one side is teal green sparkly yarn with brown horses, the other is brown with teal horses.  Double knitting did create a super warm scarf that will be great in cold weather. The scarf became the foundation piece for an entire set.

The original free scarf pattern written by Juno Volsung and found on the Wynne Crochet Knit Wits Blog (here).  In the original pattern there are four horses that meet in the middle, with a checkerboard pattern at each end, and in the middle.  I changed it up slightly so the five horses appear to be in a race headed to the finish-line.  The checkerboard pattern appears only at the ends of the scarf.

Happy Knitting

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