I’ve been so much fun using up leftover sock yarn from my stash. I’ve combined mitred squares and stripes in this beautiful elegant Mitred Square Scarf.
It has been interesting playing with my stash of leftover sock yarn in an analogous colour scheme from blues to purples with sparks of green and pink. I adore these cool colours together. It gives a wonderful feeling of an Impressionistic painting with the subtle movement of colour.
I love playing with stripes within the squares in the scarf. I wanted the yarn colours to interact with one another in a pleasing way. But I didn’t want the squares to be solid blocks of colour. This is my favourite selection of colours and the purples, pinks, blues, teals and greens work well with colours in my wardrobe. I think it would also be gorgeous in Autumn colours of green, red, orange, gold and plum.
I knit a variety of sizes of mitred squares in large 72 stitch squares, medium 48 stitch squares, and small 24 stitch squares.
To create the stripes I used several different sock yarns in each square. The small squares usually had 2 0r 3 yarns. The medium sized squares usually had 5 different yarns in it. The large squares had 8 yarns in each. This allowed me to use precious scraps of left over hand dyed sock yarn in lengths as short as 1 metre. I used 2.75 mm double pointed needles for knitting the scarf.
When I finished knitting the scarf I felt that the edge really needed to finished in some way but I didn’t want the scarf to be much wider. So decided to use a 3 stitch I-cord edge on my Mitred Square Scarf. I love how it looks. It gives a really smooth and lovely edge.
It is a beautiful scarf that I really love wearing. It always looks gorgeous on and receives lots of compliments from friends and family.