Sometimes working in a straightforward manner can yield a result that's just a little "off." If you make a mitered striped square in half double crochet through the back loop for a ribbed effect, you end up with a square that is not a square. Attach several squares together and you have a slightly swirly, interesting crochet scarf.
Designer: Kathy Merrick
Finished Size: 10" wide and 54" long.
Yarn: Berroco Peruvia (100% Peruvian highland wool; 174 yd [160 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #7417 blue nile (A), #7148 boysenberry (B), #7151 bing cherry (C), #7140 purpura (D), #7136 nautica (E), #7117 gris marengo (F), # 7145 azul (G); 1 skein each.
Hook Size: K/10½ (6.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Gauge: 13 sts and 10 rows = 4" in hdc blo.