Easy Knitting – Scarves!
Here’s my first scarf. This one is for my daughter.
The yarn is from premier yarns and it’s called Serenity Chunky Weight. It’s a bulky #5 yarn. This is an acrylic variegated yarn called Puppy Dog Tails. It’s basically like a really long dishcloth, since the stockinette stitch dishcloth was the first thing I learned to do and this was my second project. I’ve since learned that if I had done a purl stitch at the beginning and end of each row, it wouldn’t try to curl under.
This is my second scarf –
The yarn is super bulky Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in #149 Charcoal. It’s an 80/20 Acrylic/Wool blend, so it can be machine washed and dried. That’s important around here.
Equally important is that this is a simple pattern. I used size 17 needles, cast on 14 and then it’s a simple pattern with just two rows alternating. The first row is K2 P2, repeating both the knit and purl stitches until there are only 2 stitches left on the row. Knit the last two stitches in the row and then knit the entire next row. I just repeated until I had just enough yarn left to bind off. :)
Kind of looks like a big blob, but hopefully you can see the pattern in there. It’s nice. My husband said, “Oh, I think I would actually wear that.” Ummm, thanks? I’m still trying to figure out what that means in terms of the other things I make, though…
This knitting thing is working out pretty well for hockey practice!