Monday, March 28, 2005

Scarf

Knitted scarf


This is a scarf I am knitting for my former mother-in-law as a Christmas gift for 2005. The pattern has no name and no instructions since this is one my mother taught me when I learned to knit 41 years ago. I have been using variations of this for years to make scarves in all widths and lengths.

Knitted scarf


I am using Lion Brand Micro-Spun yarn in color number 98 - French Vanilla and US #5 needles. The gauge on the yarn calls for US #4 needles, but I'm not particularly worried about gauge on this project.

Instructions:

Cast on 70.

Knit 5 rows.

On the 6th row, knit 1, * wrap yarn 3 times around needle, knit 1. * Repeat to end.

On the 7th row, knit 1, * drop wrapped yarn, knit 1. * Repeat to end. Pull to tighten stitches as you go along.

Knit 4 rows.

Repeat pattern starting with the 6th row until the scarf is as long as you'd like.

To finish, end with knit 4 rows. Use the next row to bind off.

Add a fringe.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I love your scarf and it looks perfect for a wedding I have in 3 weeks. How many skeins of Microspun did it take? Thanks.

Lois

Seitherin said...

Gosh, I can't remember how many I used. I think it might have been four. I think I had five skeins from my mom and I've got one and a tiny bit left.