After coming across this post... I knew I had to add some coloured stripes to a plain scarf. I have always had a weak spot for stripes!
I started by knitting a thick white cowl out of Lion Brand's Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in the colour Fisherman. I didn't keep track of how many I cast on, I just made sure it was an odd number as I wanted the bulk of the pattern to be done in moss stitch.
After the cowl was complete, I raided my yarn stash for some stripe colours. I wanted something bright to really contrast the off-white.
Using the knit pattern as a guide to keep my stripes straight, I used an embroider chain stitch to add my stripes with a tapestry needle. Never done a chain stitch before? This tutorial from the purl bee is really clear.
I am loving the stripes, and think I will wear this a ton. In fact, I wore it the first day after completion out for coffee with the ladies.
One thing I didn't really anticipate about my colour choices... I have had 3 people ask me if it is a Hudson Bay scarf. I totally didn't have that in mind, but it is pretty close to their colour palette!
While we were out snapping photos of the scarf I was able to capture this one of the lovely Hayley and Cindy, and it was too cute to not share. :) Aren't they adorable?
What type of accents and embellishments have you added to knitwear?