I loved the idea, and decided to make one of my own next year, starting January 1st.
I’ve collected some assorted laceweight yarn in sky colors, though I think I need another one or two shades of blue. Especially since in Utah, the scarf should end up mostly blue. I decided on laceweight so that I could use two or three strands held together. (Probably three, since the yarn I’ve gotten so far is more like cobweb than laceweight.) I could probably throw in some single strands of fingering weight yarn as well. Maybe I’ll add a little bit of yarn in sunset colors, too.
What I haven’t decided on yet, is what kind of pattern to knit. I definitely don’t want to do a long rectangular scarf, since I rarely wear those. A typical triangular scarf would end (or start) with really long rows, and since I plan to be knitting 2 rows a day, that might get difficult. I’m thinking that a crescent or triangle worked sideways would probably be the best bet. But I don’t want it to be totally plain – I’d like it to have an edging and/or texture/lace pattern.
I spent some time on Ravelry looking at sideways-knitted scarves and shawlettes… and there are a ton of them. I eliminated ones with really elaborate borders that probably wouldn’t look great done in stripes.
Here are some of the ones I found: Nickolai, Wildflower Lace Scarf, A Little Bit Bohemian, Faultline, Chinook Scarf, Gaenor, Menten, Pimpelliese, Argante, Lacy Baktus, a lace-edged version of Baktus, and a wild possibility in Apis Dorsata.
Most patterns use garter stitch, which is an obvious choice. But I’m thinking I might do something a little different, like moss stitch or some sort of slip-stitch pattern, to break up the color changes a bit.
For a rectangular scarf, a Chevron scarf might be a fun choice.
Are you interested in joining in? Here’s the Sky Scarf pattern page on Ravelry.