I have a quick + fun pattern in Issue 11 of Inside Crochet (which is the November issue, meaning I think it’s on newsstands now!). I’ve always been intrigued by things that look like they are made up by lots of tiny pieces, when in fact they are not. And, I’m always scheming up ways to design around the foundation chain or skip it entirely, since I teach a lot and that seems to be the hardest thing for new students to overcome. Without giving too much away, those were two of my influences when I dreamed up the Circles Scarf (ravelry link). If you decide to make this project, you will NOT have 400 ends to weave in, I promise. There will be less than 10.
This is a fun scarf because if you use a self-striping yarn, the surprise of how the colors work together will keep you stitching. My original title for this was “Halftone scarf” –it reminds me of pixelated comic books and the like, and the way it is worked, you’ll never quite know which two colors might be next to each other. I worked it in Noro Silk Garden Lite because of the generous length of the color repeats lend themselves to crochet, and because I just love sock yarn. I’d like to try it in Mini Mochi at some point, too–I’ve loved that yarn ever since designing Stellar with it.
You can pick up Inside Crochet magazine at book stores (Barnes and Noble and Borders have it locally, in my experience). Have fun!