After finishing the Ruffle Tuffle Raglan, I had tons of yarn leftover. My plan was to make a scarf, but I wanted to avoid the random color pooling that occurs with this type of variegated yarn. So, I decided to play around with a variation of the Irish mesh stitch, which breaks up the color changes. See the difference below? The first picture is stockinette stitch, which shows various specks and stripes. The second is the Irish mesh stitch, which diffuses the color.
I named this the "Chai Latte Scarf" because it's made out of Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend in Chai Latte. It's a beautiful, soft, machine-washable yarn that comes in a few different hues. Best of all, because it's Lion brand, it won't break the bank.
The instructions to knit this scarf are quite simple. It's a repeat of four rows, composed of knits, purls, yo's, and p3ko's (see abbreviations below). You should be able to make this scarf with less than one cake of the recommended yarn.
What you'll need:
yo: yarn over
p3ko: take the third stitch from the right needle, slip it over the two stitches in front of it and drop it
Cast on 27 stitches.
Row 1: purl
Row 2: k2, *k2, p3ko, yo, k1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 3: purl
Row 4: k2, *yo, k3, p3ko, repeat from * to last stitch, k1
Repeat rows 1-4 until scarf reaches desired length.
Bind off all stitches, weave in any loose ends, and add fringe.