Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Nine Days of Knitting - Wrap Up

So if you followed along, and finished your scarf yesterday, here is what your scarf should look like:
It is being modeled by our lovely telescope.  Don't you love the big color blocks - so fun!

If you missed the tutorial, here are the links:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9

If you are an experienced knitter, and would just like the pattern, here it is:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, 1 skein each Cherry Red and Soft Navy
Size 10 needles
yarn needle or small crochet hook

Start with color of choice (I used red)
Cast on 4 stitches.  Knit across
Row 1: K2, yo, k2
Row 2:  K2, yo, k across.
Repeat row 2 until you've reached 33 stitches.
K2, yo, k2tog, k across.
Repeat this pattern until you've reached 30 ", then change to other color.
Continue in pattern for another 30"
Work decreases as follows:
K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k across.
Repeat until you have 4 stitches remaining.
Knit all 4 stitches, then bind off.  Weave in ends with yarn needle or small crochet hook.

If you use larger needles, you could hold 2 strands of the same or different colors.  Even 2 different types of yarns - for example, a regular worsted weight and a textured yarn like Homespun.  Or even just use a really bulky yarn.  Mix up how often you want stripes.

Play with it and have some fun!

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