Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Scarf knitting

I finally used up a bunch of multicolored ribbon yarn to make the scarf on the left. I cast on about 15 stitches on size 8 needles. One row is k1 wrap 1 to the end. the second row is k1, drop 1. I like that it turned out nice and loopy looking.

The pink and black scarf is a "potato chip" scarf - you can't make just one. Use circular needles (size 8), cast on 90 or more stitches. Knit first row. Second row - knit front and back of each stitch to the end. Repeat these rows 2 more times. I used up all my pink yarn (cotton from Lions) before I was finished. So I added the black yarn, knitted one row and then cast off. It came out really cute.

It's true - you can't just knit one. I've made a black and white one. I'm now making one from blue and purple chenille yarn.

I like them because they are lightweight - might actually be wearable here in Houston. Plus, they are easy to make while watching TV or riding in the car.

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