There’s a brand new pattern in the Hands Occupied Ravelry shop! The Rhombuster Scarf is colorful, customizable, and a delight to knit. Have you ever had that one skein of yarn in your stash that you just couldn’t quite find the right project for? Well, suffice it to say that you have a 100g skein of pesky neon pink and yellow sock yarn to thank for inspiring the Rhombuster.
Without enough yardage to justify a shawl, and a stand-out variegated color demanding to be shown off, the fateful sock yarn languished in my stash for far too long. When I realized I can’t be the only knitter out there with this problem, I set out to design a pattern that featured the pesky, pretty yarn, but in a practical, everyday-appropriate finished accessory. The Rombuster transforms skeins from pesky stash-filler into a way to show off your knitting on a regular basis.
A Rhombuster FAQ for you!
What if I want to make this but don’t have a pesky skein to bust from my stash? The Rhombuster’s core was designed using a pesky skein, but all of the gauge and final design specs were confirmed with Spud & Chloe Fine and Stripey Fine.
What if I have a pesky skein to use, but I’m worried it’s too delicate for an everyday accessory? The beauty of the border of this scarf is that it provides stability in the finished piece, which helps prevent excess stretching or curling, particularly if the yarn you’d like to showcase is delicate.
What kind of supplies will I need to make this? You’ll need 2 sets of needles: US 3 (3.25 mm) needles, circular or straight (at least 10 inches) & US 2 (2.75 mm) circular needles with 60 inch cord. For notions, you’ll need a tapestry needle, stitch markers & scissors. Yarn-wise, you need 2 skeins Spud & Chloe Stripey Fine & 1 skein of Spud & Chloe Fine yarn, and since the colorways of Fine and Stripey Fine were specifically designed to match, you’ve got lots of easy color pairings to choose from.
Where can I get my hands on this pattern? In the Hands Occupied Ravelry shop – right here, in fact!
PS: There’s a goodie for blog readers! If you are one of the first 10 people to order the Rhombuster pattern you’ll be able to get it for 50% off (!) using code HANDSUP on Ravelry. This code is only being listed in this post and later today on Instagram, so get on it!
A big thank you to Blue Sky Fibers for providing lovely Spud & Chloe yarn to make the design, testing & editing process for this pattern happen! Tune in next week for a special surprise if you’re a Blue Sky Fibers fan like moi. ;)