A Good Use For Speckled Yarn

I had two skeins of Mad Tosh Home in the colorway Cosmic Wonder Dust and could not figure out what to make with it.  Over the past few years, I’ve really tried to build up my yarn stash and my wardrobe with more neutrals and solids instead of the variegated yarns that I used to frequently buy.  That’s not to say that I don’t enjoy variegated yarns; they still have a place in my heart but I usually reserve them for accessories or socks.

So after days of back and forth as to what I should use my Cosmic Wonder Dust for, I finally decided on a simple seed stitch scarf after making a seed stitch swatch.

I think the seed stitch adds a fun texture element and goes great with speckling.  While the thought of some sort of cabling crossed my mind, It is likely the cables would have gotten “lost” within the speckling.

I used my own thought up pattern for this scarf and I added fringe in a coordinating cream yarn at each end. 

This pattern is great for beginner knitters and or for anyone who has speckled yarn and is not sure what to make with it.

After I blocked the scarf, I got the correct length that I wanted.  If I had to guess, I’d say it’s around 96”.

I used size 10.5 needles.


CO 20 sts. Work in seed stitch beginning with a K1, P1 row and alternating with a P1, K1 row. Continue throughout until desired length. Add fringe to each end. Use preferred method of blocking.

*Blocking: If you do not want an extra long scarf, consider spray or steam blocking.

Here is a great video on how to add fringe.

I am really happy with how the scarf turned out.

Happy Knitting!

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