Thursday, February 28, 2008

Cat's Do Not Like To Wear Scarves.

Playing with scarves, big time fun. Wearing scarves, not fun.

This is K's Gryffindor Roll Like a Scroll Scarf. She made up this pattern for her first try at our nifty Bond Fashion Knitter. She used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Claret and Gold and put 20 needles in the bed. She cast on so that the edge would be stretchy, I think it's called a provisional cast on.

1) Knit 20 rows in Claret.

2) Knit 6 rows in Gold.

3) Repeat steps 1 and 2 until she had 7 more claret and 7 more gold.

4) Knit 20 more rows of Claret.

Add Fringe to ends: 4 10” strands of yarn per fringe. Make 6 claret and 5 gold, placing the claret on the outer edges and one in the very middle and evenly spacing the rest of the claret and the gold in between.

The Fashion Knitter is a one trick pony, it makes stockinette stitch. So the scarf will roll up like a very long scroll . K loved this effect and thought it was very appropriate for a Harry Potter scarf. The finished scarf, with fringe, is about 2 inches wide when rolled and 60 inches long.

If you would like to knit K's scarf by hand, just knit the first row and purl the second, and so on, changing color as indicated above. The gauge turned out to be 4 stitches/inch and 4 rows/inch.

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