Stacy Knits

Ramblings about knitting and whatever else crosses my mind

Monday, March 07, 2005

Fun New Scarf

I came across this thread a few weeks ago while searching for photos of the spiral scarf from the book Scarf Style. I thought this was so fun and judging from the thread, it would be quick. I finished it up while watching basketball games this afternoon, for about 4 hours.

All you do is cast stitches onto a larger than normal needle. First row you knit, then the second row, you knit into the front and back of every stitch. You do seven rows total, alternating between these, ending on a knit row. I used Paton's Classic Merino (that I'd Kool Aid dyed) and started with 100 stitches and a size 10 1/2 needle. By the time you are done, you end up with 8 times the stitches you cast on. I had 800 (or should have, I didn't dare count). Be sure to use a long circular needle! I used a 29 inch, and the stitches were still smushed on. I used way less than a skein, maybe 125 yards or so. It's about 45 inches long.

This is probably going to a friend of mine for a birthday gift. You can't beat this for a gift. It can be done in an evening or two, uses only a skein or two of yarn so it's cheap, is unique and looks a lot more complicated than it really is.

Crazy day in basketball and a bad day to be ranked in the top 7 in the country. Numbers 1, 3, 6, and 7 all lost, all by small margins. Unfortunately we were one of the losers, perhaps playing ourself out of the #1 NCAA seed. Maybe. We'll see.

But it was the last game of the regular season which means...



  • At 10:32 PM, Blogger Julia said…

    Go Bears!

    Love the lasagna scarf, it's adorable.



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