Pattern: Pioneer Braid Scarf by Hither and Yarn
Yarn: Chroma (Fingering Weight) in Prism
Needles: Size 3.5 mm (US 4) circular needles
Made for: Myself, I think
Notes: I used a fingering weight sock yarn rather than the worsted used in the original pattern. I’m grateful she included instructions for other stitch counts. I increased to 45 stitches… completely missing the directions to use a stitch count that was divisible by 6. My mistake was easy enough to work around and the end results don’t show any indication of an “oops.” It was a matter of a single stitch right near the end.
The pattern seems complicated when you first take a go at it, but after a few repeats you will have it memorized. I found it helpful to place a stitch marker 1/3 of the way in on the opposite end (15 stitches in my case), so that I didn’t have to keep counting to determine when to start the next braid section. (That will somehow, maybe, make sense if you knit this yourself.)
The final section directions to end the scarf were worded a bit awkwardly, but if you just work through it, it makes sense as you go. She does indicate “on each needle” but I think she actually meant “to each side of the gap” when referring to number of stitches left at various points… at least that’s how it was when I worked this section.
The Chroma yarn seems perfectly suited for this pattern. The Prism color is very striking, but I think any of the colorways would work just as well. I really love how this scarf turned out. I was getting requests for more of them before I even finished this one. I may just have to oblige a few…
Read my progress notes.