I found an irresistable skein of Colinette Jitterbug. It is Colinette's new sock yarn, with all the colour magnificence of other Colinette yarns. Yet, I was reluctant to tuck such brilliance under my jeans and in my shoes.... so I designed an easy almost triangle mini scarf that shows off the yarn and colours in plain sight! One skein is all you need. The scarf is knit on 4.0 mm needles, with a simple rib pattern: Row 1: K4, [YO, K2tog, K4] repeat across. Row 2: Purl across. Row 3: K4,[K2tog, YO, K4] across. Row 4: Purl across. *YO = yarn over the needle, thus adding a stitch (and a lacey one at that). K2tog = Knit the next two stitches together, thus decreasing a stitch (usually to compensate for a YO added stitch).
Cast on 34 and start pattern to establish. Maintaining an edge of 2 stocking stitches at each end, Increase one stitch EACH side of the right side, INSIDE the edge stitches... Do this by adding one Yarn-Over after the first edge (2knits) without a corresponding knit-two-together. Do the same Yarn-Over before the last 2 edge stitches. This makes a nice tidy edge to the scarf. Between these edge stitches, continue in the 4 by 2 rib pattern, absorbing the extra yarn over increases as the scarf gets wider. Keep adding the increase YO on each right side, inside the edge sts throughout the project. When the yarn is almost gone, bind off the last row. Dampen and block, and then wear as you would like!
This pattern can be used for any fingering weight yarn, and you could also keep going with more yarn and create a large triangle shawl. Just switch to large circular needles to accomodate the many, many, many more stitches!