I’m pretty terrible with multicolored yarn. It looks so enticing in the skein/hank/ball, but I just don’t know what to do with it! I needed a new mindless project to work on while watching telly so I decided to try making a scarf with the balls of Crystal Palace Taos yarn that I had taunting me in my stash.

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I tried some crocheted shells. They weren’t horrible. The colors show up nicely but it looks so messy to me! It also isn’t the best stitch pattern for TV watching. I have to keep checking where my hook goes and I need too much light for that.

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Before that I tried a weird variety of short rows. This was also messy looking but it didn’t even show off the colors well. I did notice a little gem in the middle, though. See the top bit where there is a rectangle of diagonal garter stitch? That is what I decided to go with. I’m knitting the scarf from corner to corner. This makes tidy stripes and does a decent job of showing off the colors. It also isn’t too boring.

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