What happens when you give a pile of Noro SilkGarden yarn scraps to an entrelac knitting instructor? Well, in this case, a great new scarf design, Alternate Route.
When this pile of Silk Garden scraps called out to be a scarf, I turned to my teaching pattern. This creates an entrelac scarf worked in the standard manner - narrow rows worked over and over to grow to a six foot long rectangle. Since some of my scraps were much more colorful than others, I realized that this approach could result in a very scrappy looking scarf. My solution was to turn the scarf 90 degrees and work along the long edge. This approach leaves the same color touching only at the points with the blocks/triangles surrounded by highly contrasting colors. The effect is to highlight each color while simultaneously blending them all together.
To celebrate the release of this new pattern, I am offering it free for one week. The deal ends at midnight on Monday, April 18th, 2016, so run over to Ravelry and download Alternate Route now. Please also 'favorite' it to help other knitters find the pattern. After the introduction, Alternate Route will be available for $4.00.