Several people and companies have asked for the pattern for publication...I chose to leave it as is...something I whipped up for my sister and you are certainly welcome to it
The pattern is a
breeeeeeeze, my friend, and I will certainly give it to you :D ! Although....that is my 1st ever attempt at knitting with the duplicate st, as you can tell...lol!! And in all actuality, the spots should be smaller and closer together, but i was on a big time time crunch..the deal is my sis asked me if I could 'design' (so this is my 1st design..lol!) her a scarf to match her black ski outfit and she wanted leopard spots in it. You can really tell that she doesn't knit!! I wanted it to be quick and very warm so I did it on circs...I had never even heard of double knitting at this time...lol. And I happened to have som 12" addi circs from another project (love them!!). And I worked it in the round all the time trying to figure out how i was going to get spots on it...I had not worked with intarsia or fair isle...okay, this is when I found out that intarsia 'in the round' is not an everyday thing...lol! And my fair isle just wasn't working bc it was 1st time working with it & it just didn't look good...so I ran across duplicate sts in a book I have on knitting pillow covers...thus...the duplicate st. The beauty of this scarf is that you can adapt it to ANYTHING!! holidays, someone's profession, a teacher (you could do all sorts of things in duplicate st on the scarf for a teacher!), kids....the possibilities are endless! I'm just going to copy & paste what I have in my pda : leopard scarf
4 balls woolease wheat
1-2 balls woolease black
1 ball woolease mushroom
1 ball dk gray woolease
size 8 12 inch addi turbo circular needles
c/o 70 st
work in st st for 72 in
b/o *2, next 3 sts make I cord* repeat around entire bind off edge of scarf, making I cords at different lengths for attaching pompoms
pick up sts on other end of scarf then follow above bind off; I cord instructions.
work 'leopard spot' pattern in duplicate stitch on each end of scarf for 5-6 in. with black, mushroom and gray
to finish block I cords, then attach multi colored pom poms (I used 11 medium and 3 large on each end)
block scarf without sewing ends together
MASTERPIECE!! Done for CJ
FYI...CJ is my sister!. Now, if you have any questions...don't hesitate to ask, it's very simple, I recommend using 12" addi circs; but I've found that most people don't like to work with them bc they are so short...but they work like a dream when working a scarf in the round! I will admit that making the pom poms took a bit of time...lol! And, it's not very easy to put your hands up in the scarf to work, which is why I stopped at around 7 or 8" (I think) I was going to go all the way up the scart in a wavy motion...but decided that having the decor on each end was plenty...lol! I also chose not to seam the ends bc the ICords & pompoms have more motion with it left open.
Another thing, if you really want the leopard spots...or whatever you want as your 'theme' to pop, when knitting, use the main color or colors incorporated in the knitting with fair isle and then come back and do some other colors to highlight it & this will really make the design pop!
pleased that you like it :D Have fun.
AHHHH, you can tell by the choice of yarn (not that there's anything wrong with the yarn that I used, still have some) that it was before I discovered my knitpicks...LOL! Of course, as much as I
KP, they don't have the color that was needed for the body of the scarf.
have fun :D