To Wrap and Turn or not to Wrap and Turn, That is the Question..
A couple of weeks ago at our local needle arts meet up, a member was knitting a ruffled scarf. It looked like a fun scarf, and I asked about the pattern. She said a friend had given it to her. It’s very simple she assured me and gave me the pattern which I quickly jotted down.
I went home and found some yarn in my stash and started knitting.
The next day, my sister texted the same pattern to me with a slight variation. Someone had given her the pattern at her knitters’ meet up. Her pattern had a name, the Potato Chip scarf.
I started Googling “Potato Chip Scarf”, and found multiple free versions of the pattern. But I was unable to find the original source. It seems this is one of those patterns that has been around for awhile and gone “viral”. Some sources say you can't make just one, which is the reason it is called Potato Chip, other sources say the ruffles resemble potato chips.
|Using Wrap and Turn, small holes gone|
Knit 8 sts, wrap and turn, then knit back
Knit 6 sts, wrap and turn, then knit back
Knit 4 sts, wrap and turn, then knit back
Repeat the series until the scarf is the desired length then bind off
For my second scarf (which isn't done yet) I am using yarn from Hobby Lobby, called, I Love this wool, and size 13 needles.
If you look closely, I think you will agree that the scarf with the wrap and turn is much more visually appealing.
|No more annoying small holes|