As my stash of sock yarn overflows its allotted drawer, and as my stash of completed socks overflows ITS allotted drawer, I'm on the lookout for alternate pattern ideas for sock yarn. I found this pattern, Mako Scarf by Laura Patterson, at Prairie Junction Needlework in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, but it's also available as a Ravelry download. It looked like a perfect vehicle for a ball or two from the stash. And it looked graceful and pretty, and heaven knows I can use a bit of that...
After about five false starts, I got the learning curve under control and was off and running.
A couple well-placed markers made it an easy knit. It works up easily from one double ball of sock yarn or two small balls. In fact, If I'd known I would have as much yarn left over as I did, I would have added more increases (and decreases too, of course) and made it deeper.
But as it is, it makes a soft little neck scarf. And talk about fast! This project was begun on March 24 and completed on April 8. That is lightning speed for me.
This pattern is extremely clear and well-written, which is something I can't say for all charted patterns.
One big ball of sock yarn has hereby been dealt with!
Pattern: Mako Shawl by Laura Patterson
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock, colorway Persia
Approximately 300 yards used.
Needles: US 6
Finished size: About 14 X 60 inches.