Monday, December 3, 2007

Scarf Knitting in the LA TIMES Newspaper! - this is a moebius scarf which is similar but knitted lengthwise....this is easy..but you should try this one!!!!

Back on to knitting!

Well...on Sunday, my friend Ernestine was sitting in the hospital, waiting for her daughter Amber to delivery their first grandbaby....When we finally got to the hospital, we took a look at the baby and said how cute and HOW big she was! London Jade was so cute!

I made a shrug for her, which I hope will fit her...but it was really cute in PINK!
I didn't get a photo of it, but I hope to get one when she opens it up.....but I did it in GRACE by Paton a k3p3 pattern. I got this from Knit Simple magazine, I think...

This newspaper article was in the LA TIMES and they called it a CONNECTED Scarf.
Knitted with 3 skeins of Cashmere or soft wool yarn like Cascade pastaza 50% Llama, 50% wool (132 yds each), or 300 gms total (2 skeins of gray and 1 skein of red or colors of your choice).

Needles: size 10, yarn, needled, and sewing needle (you need to attach the ends after twisting)

Gauge: 5 sts 5 rows = 1"

Cast on 45 sts in gray (main color)

Row 1: (RS) k3,p3 repeat until the end of the row

Row 2 (WS) p3, k3 repeat

Continue ribbing stitch until scarf measures 32". On right side switch to red yarn and continue knitting in rib pattern until you have about 24" of red (end of skein). End after RS row.

Switch back to gray, and continue knitting in rib pattern, until the whole scarf measures 64". Bind off in pattern on RS row. Using yarn needle weave in the loose ends, and make sure that the colored ends are woven in their same colored pieces of scarf.

Spread out the scarf fold in 1/2 and twist one piece of the scarf once. Pin or hold the two ends together so that the pattern matches up. ...the knits will meet purls and the purls the knits.

Using sewing needle and thread that matches the gray, or main color, sew together the ends of the scarf using basic whip stitch.

You can use one color yarn for a solid color scarf, or more colors for more stripes. You can also vary the pattern with tweed or multi color yarns, or textures...make it fun, make it YOURS!!!

FROM the LA TIMES december 2, 2007

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