Yesterday I shared a project with you that involved slip stitches on a super bulky yarn base. This scarf uses slip stitches, too, but in a more delicate way on a much lighter weight yarn, which gives them a totally different look. Here it’s almost woven as the contrasting color peeks through the lattice of slipped stitches.
Born Slippy from Hedgehog Fibers uses DK weight yarn and a slip stitch pattern to make a small triangular scarf or shawl. The pattern suggests using a tweed yarn and a multicolored yarn to make the pattern look more complex than it is. You could also use a self-striping yarn to give it a more uniform, less scrappy look than a yarn with more frequent color changes might give you.
And of course you can use leftovers from other project for the second yarn, so that the colors change whenever you run out of yarn. So many fun options!
Despite being on somewhat small DK weight yarn, this project goes pretty fast and is a great way to use a nice colorful yarn you have in your stash that you weren’t sure what to do with. Or try using worsted weight yarn and correspondingly larger needles to make a bigger version that would be super cozy and colorful for cold weather.
You can get the free pattern by signing up for emails from Hedgehog Fibers.
Looking for more cute DK weight shawls? I’ve also shared Tsukimi by Angela Tong, which is a single color garter stitch triangular shawl with a fun lace edging. This one uses about 500 yards of yarn, which could be a one-skein project (or two if your chosen skeins are smaller). It uses size 10 US knitting needles so it’s a really fast project for the weight of the yarn.
[Photo: Hedgehog Fibers
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