This Knitted Connecting Stripes Tunnel Scarf is a leftover knitting project. So over the years I’ve knitted a few scarfs and warps. The Mondsee scarf was the last one but also the Camus wrap, Varjo, Sonnensegel, Me and You and Keffiyeh wrap came from my knitting needles.
Just like I want to reduce my fabric stash I’ve the same mission for my knitting yarn. I’ve already used some lefrovers to knit tiny hats for the Innocent elderly campaign. Last winter I forgot to take a scarf while leaving public transport with me and started knitting a new one.
This project was set aside when it became Spring. Weather is slightly moving towards Autumn so perfect to finish this UFO leftover project.
Knitted Connecting Stripes Tunnel Scarf pattern
The Knitted Connecting Stripes Tunnel Scarf started has a versatile wrap. I wanted a wrap that also could be used as a scarf. Without a pattern I just started with a stockinette stitch making stripes with no structured repeat.
The next step
After knitting two stripes and just started the third one I looked at the scarf and it looked a bit boring.
After a good night sleep I came up with the idea to use a garter stitch to add vertical lines of one stitch in contrasting colours to connect all the horizontal stripes. I started with dropping one stitch the whole way down.
Picking it up with a hook needle to make a pearl stitch row and filling this row with contrast yarn making a knitting stitch. Started with one line first to see if it was going to work. Being happy with the result I did another one too.
To add an interesting feature another line started in the middle of a horizontal stripe and also ending in another stripe in the middle too.
Finishing the Knitted Connecting Stripes Tunnel Scarf
Halfway I came at a point that I realised the wrap wasn’t wide enough. So I decided to turn it into a tunnel scarf. While knitting I was already thinking how to turn the wrap into a tunnel scarf. I first created the loop with a kitchener stitch using the invisibly weaving technique with live stitches after finding a video on the internet.
Along both sides of the scarf I crocheted single crochet stitches. My lest step was connecting this stitches using a slip stitch.
The finished tunnel scarf
This tunnel scarf is perfect. When it’s looped twice around the neck it creates a nice layer of comfortable, warm and soft material so the neck will stay warm. And for the pattern?
This is the first time for me that I started a project without a plan. This is perhaps one of the advantages of knitting. It grows while you’re knitting. My next knitting project?
I’ve already started a new one. This time a wrap also using stash yarn. I want to finish this one before it becomes Spring again.