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Topic: Christmas Scarves (2 of 5) w/ Patterns  (Read 2669 times)
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« on: November 24, 2009 09:41:31 PM »



My mom wanted me to teach her how to knit this holiday visit and my crafty sister-in-law decided to join in the fun. Scarves seemed like the prefect starting point and so we decided on Christmas scarves for the family portrait. Each one of the five is a different pattern made with Lion Brand Jiffy Thick & Quick cranberry yarn, with either a Fun Fur or other suitable white yarn at the end.

The first of these patterns is made with only knitting and purling, while the second has a single cable running up the middle. Both scarves only have one "end", the other is used to create a loop that you slip the end through to make an adjustable scarf. This is great if you don't want to worry about making a long scarf, or you don't want to deal with two ends when you wear it.



My sister-in-law was able to make the first after a quick 20 minute knitting lesson. Both scarves were made in about the same time (with me making the cable one and her the checkered). For some great videos on knitting, check out www.knittinghelp.co m.

Here's the trick: All of these scarves are made for the five dogs in the family.. not actually us.. (Put ourselves in the family portait? Are you kidding?!) BUT! Each of these patterns is easily continued to any desired length, for anyone from infants to adults. The checkered scarf fits my sister-in-law perfectly (she's 5'3") and the cabled fits my cousin's 4mo daughter. Feel free to make any adjustments to the width or length as you see fit in these patterns. These are just the ones we made, go make the one that best suits you!

Bailey's Checkered Scarf

Yarn: Lion Brand Jiffy Thick & Quick - Cranberry & Fun Fur white
Needles: US 13
Gauge: N/A

Fringe:
Row 1: Cast on 10
Row 2-11: K across (we only did up till row 6 of white because we were running out, the rest we did in the cranberry)
[Note: If you want to crochet the fringe on after, just cast on 10 cranberry and work the pattern as directed.]



Pattern: (in cranberry)
K5, P5 for 5 rows (or however many on your gauge to get what looks like a knitted and purled square)
P5, K5 for 5 rows (or, again, however many your gauge requires to get squares)

Repeat pattern for a total of 11 times.

Here's the tricky part: You want to create a loop at the end of the scarf to pass the other end through. You can either cast off and then sew the end (that you just cast off) to the beginning of the 9th repeat of the pattern, or you and pick up stitches from that row and k2tog with those on the needle as you cast off.

Weave in ends and you're done! All in all, this took my sister-in-law about two hours from start to finish. Next she wants me to teach her cables.

Ichi's Cabled Scarf

Yarn: Lion Brand Jiffy Thick & Quick - Cranberry & Fun Fur white
Needles: US 10 (or whatever you prefer for this yarn to get the width you want)
Gauge: N/A

Cwyif:
s3 onto cable needle and hold in front
K2, then s the purl stitch back onto the left needle and P
s2 back onto left needle and K2

Fringe:
Row 1: Cast on 10
Row 2-11: K across
[Note: If you want to crochet the fringe on after, just cast on 10 cranberry and work the pattern as directed.]

Beginning Pattern: (in cranberry)
Row 1: K2, *P1, K2, repeat from * two more times
Row 2: K3, P2, K1, P2, K3
Row 3: Repeat Rows 1-2
Row 5: K2, P1, Cwyif, P1, K2
Row 6-12: Repeat R1 & R2
Row 13: K2, P1, Cwyif, P1, K2
Row 14-18: Repeat R1 & R2

Repeat pattern for a total of 10 times (or to desired length).



Here's the tricky part: You want to create a loop at the end of the scarf to pass the other end through. Work however many rows of R1 & R2 as needed to create a loop from the end of the last pattern iteration that is just big enough to pass the end through (for me it was 6 repeats). You can either cast off and then sew the end (that you just cast off) to the end of the last pattern repeat, or you and pick up stitches from that row and k2tog with those on the needle as you cast off.

Weave in ends and you're done!

Questions? Comments? Corrections? Suggestions for the next 3 scarves? Any feedback is greatly appreciated! This is my first pattern write-up.
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2009 11:03:18 AM »

You will have to post the family portrait picture of the pups in their scarves!!!
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