Bubbling Interplay

Lindsay Lewchuk2022 New Releases, Patterns, Scarves

Cheerful, delightful, and creative – Bubbling Interplay takes freshly blown bubbles and lands them playfully on your knitting!  Let your two favorite colors bounce and connect along the length of this made-for-summer scarf design.  For bubbles that pop pick two highly contrasting colors.  For more subtle bubbles use two mildly contrasting colors, as shown. 

This slipped stitch cable design invites you to practice a rarely used technique – wrong side cables!  But since it is so infrequently seen, the pattern keeps it easy with 1/1 cables and leaves the more advanced cables for the right side only.

The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written and fully charted.

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Finished Measurements:
86”/ 218.5cm long (including tassels) by 8.5”/ 21.5cm wide

2 skeins fingering weight eco yarn
   Sample shown in Five Wise Owls fingering weight yarn in Grey Owl (MC) and Sea Glass (CC)
Single skein info: Hand dyed 100% organic cotton; 437yds/ 400m per 100g/ 3.53oz
Sample weight: 144g/ 5.08oz
US 3/ 3.25mm circular needles
Cable needle (optional)
Stitch markers (optional)
Yarn needle

Blocked Gauge:
28 sts and 34 rows over 4”/ 10cm in pattern stitch. 
Note: exact gauge is not critical to this design. Gauge variations may impact final size and yardage requirements.

Special Notes:

  • Cable It: Bubbling Interplay features a medley of 1/1 cables.  A cable needle is optional.  You may choose to work the sts out of order without one. 
  • Cable It Wrong Side: wrong side cables are very intuitive.  If you are new to them, here are some tips
    – 1/1 LC cables knit on the rs are 1/1 LC cables purled on the ws.
    – 1/1 RC cables knit on the rs are 1/1 RC cables purled on the ws.
  • Check out the Knit Eco Chic website for a video demonstration of each of the four wrong side cables used – Working Wrong Side Cables.
  • Count It: row by row stitch counts are included in written directions.
  • Track It: since this garter slipped stitch design is worked flat, the color changes and numbering are similar to that of brioche.  Each Row number is worked twice: once with MC and once with CC.  So that’s two consecutive right side rows followed by two wrong side rows.  A circular needle is used to enable moving to the end to pick up the appropriate color where it was left off.
  • Proverbs 18:4
  • Want to make real bubbles to match the scarf?  Check out designer Christine Guest’s family blog post for a recipe to enjoy all summer long!