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September 8, 2017

From Susan — Hopping on the Reyna Bandwagon

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 5:08 pm

With over 5,700 projects, no one could ever say that Reyna isn’t popular!  I bought a skein of KnitCircus Trampoline Yarn in color Mischief Managed and really didn’t know what to do with it.  Thought I would try a Reyna.

It took almost all of my yarn.  I did something different and don’t know if I should have.  Instead of starting the mesh with YO, k1, I started with YO, k2tog, and placed the spare k1 at the center.  This was so I could be inserting the tip of my needle into the knit stitch, not the YOs, on k2togs.  It makes a stronger line.  Putting the YO to the left of the knit stitch in a k2tog (or to the right in SSKs) creates a ropey appearance.  But my method also created a strong angle away from the center that is not in the original.

Compare to the original:

Not sure it matters to anybody!!  Including moi! 😉

The tassels were made from old yarn in my stash: Handmaiden Fine Yarn, which has a very crimped appearance.  I thought the tassels would look fuller with the crimpy yarn.  I do like it!!

PS to Chloe: Thanks for the nice comments, but this is just not “fair worthy!”  Fair too simple to get anywhere in the judging, but I am glad you like it.  I just hoped that the design would work with the yarn and I think it did.  Thanks!!

PS to Marlys:  Marlys asked specifically how I changed the mesh pattern, so here it is:

Original Mesh Row 1: k2, yo, k1, *yo, k2tog* until marker, yo, slm, k1 (center st), *yo, ssk* until 3 sts remain, yo, k1, yo, k2

My Mesh Row 1: k2, *yo, k2tog* until marker, yo, k1, yo, slm, k1 (center st), yo, k1, *yo, ssk* until 2 sts remain, yo, k2

Row 2 mesh was knit as the original pattern.


  1. What a wonderful tip. I am so happy to learn an alternative that makes a less-likely-to-screw-up knitting experience. You are really the boss of your knitting, Susan. Love both scarves, but yours is really a spectacular use of that particular skein of yarn. How did you know that all that netting would soften the transition between those distinctly different, non-gradient colors? Hope this goes in next year’s Fair contest.

    Comment by Chloe — September 9, 2017 @ 10:26 am

  2. This has been in my library for ages, and I finally made it last week. I wish I could tell you the yarn, but it was donated without a label. Still, it’s a lovely grey and light pink variegation, and it will go to a silent auction event. I hope someone loves it.

    I love your color sequence!

    Comment by Karen — September 9, 2017 @ 3:01 pm

  3. As a novice,I.e. Not very good knitter, could you give more detailed instructions as to how you changed the pattern? It is very lovely.

    Comment by Marlys m — September 9, 2017 @ 10:02 pm

  4. All I can say is “OMG!” Bring it on Thurs. PULLEEZE!

    Comment by Kathy W. — September 9, 2017 @ 10:38 pm

  5. Lovely scarf; lovely idea. Both the original and your version are beautiful.

    Comment by Sherry B. — September 13, 2017 @ 7:32 am

  6. I love the Reyna I made. Now I want another one. Your colors give it a fresh look. Will check out your adjustment next time. Thanks.

    Comment by Mimi @ TheGrandmotherGig — September 13, 2017 @ 7:44 am

  7. You are such an enabler! I have this on the needles in this exact yarn!!

    Comment by Lee Cockrum — September 16, 2017 @ 7:16 pm

  8. Just beautiful Susan! Missed you last Thursday – hope you are feeling better! I won’t be there this Thursday because I will be in DC for a wedding, but please bring it the week later. Might have to put it on my list…
    BTW – I made it to the Fair this year on the last day!!!! Had to go specifically to see Little Darcy :). Saw all the your ribbons and Kim’s beautiful Grand prize winner! You guys are awesome!!!

    Comment by nadine L. — September 18, 2017 @ 11:54 am

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