dimanche 20 janvier 2013

Bulky Scarf

Whenever I go outside, I’m greeted by hundreds of bulky scarfs in the streets.  This is the fashionable style now, and I really wanted one for myself.  I went into a shop and looked around, but they all cost a fortune!  So I thought to myself, why don’t I just re-create one?  The pattern didn’t seem complicated, and after a few minutes of looking around, I had a pattern in my head. 

It’s connected in a round, and will keep your neck very warm!  It’s not very wide so that you can wrap it around your neck 2-3 times without it getting too bulky and hard to breathe or fit under a coat! 

This is a scarf that can be worn with any style of winter coat, and even goes well with a light jacket or a shirt. The best part about it is that it’s knit with a bulky yarn, so it knits up quickly and is very easy.  Good for beginners.  So if you’re looking for a scarf that costs less than buying one in the shop, but wont give you a headache trying to knit, you’re in the right place! 

Yarn Recommended:

A bulky or super bulky yarn is the best for this project.  You’ll probably need 2 or 3 skeins. 

What You’ll Need:

-2 Size 13 US (9 MM) either straight needles or circular.
- Scrap yarn
-tapestry needle


Length : 63.5 in (5 feet 3 inches or 184cm) around or 32 in (92cm) when folded in half
Width : 3.5 in (9cm)


C/O = Cast on
B/O = bind off
K = Knit
P = Purl
Sl 1 yb = slip one stitch with the yarn in back
Sl 1 yf = slip one stitch with the yarn in front


1.   C/O 13 stitches using a provisional cast on.  (If you’ve never done this, here’s a good video that shows 3 ways to do a provisional cast on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSwG6SJ1z2I)
2.   Work in k1p1 ribbing across the 13 stitches (starting and ending on a knit stitch).
3.   Turn work
4.   Sl 1 yf and continue in k1p1 ribbing (starting on a k st and ending on a p st)
5.   Turn Work
6.   Sl1 yb and continue in k1p1 ribbing (starting on a p st and ending on a k st)
7.   Turn work
8.   Repeat steps 4-7 until scarf is desired length.
9.   Pick up the 13 stitches from the provisional cast on and put them on a needle. 
10.      Cut a 7-8inch tail of your main yarn.
11.      Use the kitchner stitch to sew the two ends together.

Kitchner Stitch:
1.     Break off yarn leaving a 6” tail.
2.     Thread yarn through tapestry needle.
3.     Hold needles parallel (each has 8 st on it)
4.     Pull needle through 1st st on front needle as if to knit, and pull the stitch off.
5.     Pull yarn through 2nd st on front needle as if to purl.  Leave on needle.
6.     Pull yarn through 1st st on back needle as if to purl, and pull the st off.
7.     Pull yarn through 2nd st on back needle and leave on.
8.     Repeat steps 4-7 until one st remains.
9.  Pull remaining yarn through the loop and weave in ends!

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