Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Jim's new scarf

I made this scarf for my husband's new dress coat. Try it out with your own yarn combinations!

Finished Size is 43 inches long and 5 1/2 inches wide.

Yarn: 2 skeins main color and 1 skein accent color chunky weight yarn
I used 1.25 skeins of grey Nashua Creative Focus Chunky and 1/2 a skein of red Nashua Creative Focus Chunky.

Needle: Size 9 or size to get you the fabric that you like (I used a 24 inch circular)

Directions: Cast on 150 stitches using the main color.
Tip: If you use the crochet cast on, it will match your bind off side - thanks Sarah!

Knit 1 row with the main color, then repeat the next 7 rows as many times as you would like (I did it 4 times)

Row 1: Knit all stitches in accent color
Row 2: Knit all stitches in main color
Row 3: Knit all stitches in accent color
Rows 4-7: Knit all stitches in main color

When the scarf is as wide as you would like it, knit one row in the main color and then bind off very loosely in the main color. (I used a size 13 needle in my right hand when binding off)

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