Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Soft and Simple Scarf

Soft and Simple Scarf

2 skeins worsted weight yarn. We picked out Red Heart Super Saver yarn for ours. My daughter is modeling hers in the colors of pale yellow and pale green. The one in progress is pale yellow and red (don't ask, that's what my son wanted)
Size 50 Lion Brand Knitting needles (known as Speed Stix)
Crochet hook or yarn needle.

To begin, take the 2 skeins and split them in half. If you want, you can buy 4 skeins for a more wild color combo, but this is the most economical way of doing it. The scarf is knitted using 4 strands of yarn held together.

Cast on 10 stitches.

Now knit every row for 106 rows. Bind off and weave in ends.

I don't count on a guage (just never figured it out) and I don't have anything long enough to measure it with. But this length is enough for my daughter to wrap it around her head and face to keep warm on these cold Idaho mornings as she is walking to the bus stop. I didn't block this either, since I know that kids will stretch them out quite a bit.

If you are a tight knitter, this will force you to be loose on the stitches.

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