Can there ever be too many patterns for mini skeins?!
No. The answer is no.
And Rainbow Harmony is the perfect answer for crocheters!
In this pattern, I use Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails to create granny stripes, then a full skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in between those mini stripes. It's such a fun project to stitch, but I've saved the best part for last.
THERE ARE NO ENDS TO WEAVE IN!!!
Any tails are left to incorporate into the fringy ends. While my favorite part of this project is wearing it, not having to weave in ends is a HUGE bonus!!
Below are the answers to some questions you and other crocheters may have about this fabulous pattern.
6 FAQ's about the Rainbow Harmony scarf
1 - The pattern uses fingering weight yarn. Can I use another weight?
While I love how this pattern works up in fingering weight yarn, it can most definitely be made with other weights as well! Know that the gauge and the amount of yarn needed will be different as will the finished measurements, so make sure to account for that before stitching.
2 - How difficult is this pattern?
I would categorize this pattern as either a Beginner level or Adventurous Beginner only because of working with the half double crochet third loop. If you're comfortable with that, then the rest is all basic stitches.
3 - Do you have to use mini skeins?
This pattern truly shines with a rainbow of mini skeins, but it can just as easily be made with 2 skeins of yarn in contrasting colorways or even scraps.
4 - I don't like fringe. Does it need to be made with fringe?
If fringe is not your thing, that's totally okay! Fasten off the ends where instructed and weave them in instead. More than anything, you need to be happy with your project in the end, so you do you!!
5 - If I go the mini skein route, can any number of mini skeins work with this pattern?
For the sample as shown, I used 7 Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails plus a skein of Tosh Merino Light. I used about 60% of the full skein, so there's room to add other minis should you want to make the scarf wider with more colors.
6 - Can mini skeins be used from any dyer?
Absolutely yes!! Unicorn Tails give us 52 yds/48m to work with, and some mini skeins may be longer than that. If you want to make your scarf longer to utilize every inch of the mini skeins, instructions for adjusting the length is given within the pattern. If you're finding that you're having trouble figuring out the right number to use, ping me by email or social media so I can put my math hat on to help!!
Who's ready to bring a little Rainbow Harmony into their world?! This pattern is available through my Ravelry and Etsy shops. Make sure to tag me while you stitch along and finish your scarves!!! Use the hashtag #rainbowharmonyscarf so others can see not only your fabulous work but also the yarn and colors you chose (because that is a huge part of the fun with this pattern!!).
PS: The Unicorn Tails colorways used are exclusives from the Jimmy Beans Wool Minis for Maui collection. All profits from these minis are being donated to Ka Hale A Ke Ola (KHAKO) to help their mission and rebuilding efforts. I’ll also be donating 25% of profits from sales of Rainbow Harmony to KHAKO through this pattern launch weekend (through September 10, 2023) 💗