I have a hard time getting a friend of ours to wear anything except old t-shirts, jeans, hooded sweatshirts and a nasty, old beat-up ball cap. In my quest to provide him with something warm for the winter, I came up with “something dignified” should he choose to dress it up a little bit but would be more likely to be used because it matches the beat-up ball cap.
I have yet to see him without it this winter.
Two skeins of Caron Simply Soft Black, One skein of Caron Simply Soft Burgundy.Feel free to use your own yarns and adjust the stitch count and hook size to your liking.
Notions: You can wear white after Labor Day and you may need a yarn needle for this project.
Foundation Row: Very loosely, CH 301. (Very loosely to avoid the “rainbow effect” that sometimes happens with longer pieces.)
Row 1 - Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in all remaining chains. Ch2, Turn.
Row 2 – Dc in each sc across. Ch 2, Turn.
Row 3 – Dc in each dc across, Ch2, turn
Row 4 - Dc in each dc across, Ch2, turn
Row 5 – DC in each DC across, switch to Color B, Ch2, turn.
Row 6 – DC in each dc across, Ch 2, turn
Row 7 – DC in 1st dc, Ch1, Sk 1 dc, dc in next dc. dc, ch1, sk1, dc until the end, CH2, turn
Row 8 – Dc in each dc and each Ch1 space across. Return to Color A, Ch2, Turn
Row 9 – Repeat Row 3
Row 10 – Repeat Row 4
Row 11 – Repeat Row 5
Row 12 – Repeat Row 2
Row 13 – Slip stitch in each sc across.
Finishing: Weave in ends and add fringe if you wish.
You may also wish to continue these rows several more times to make a throw. Let me know how it works out!