Sunday, November 3, 2013

diy ribbed knit scarf

This past week I ordered 18 skeins of yarn, and my 6.8-lb package shipped out and should arrive today.  I must officially be a crazy person.

My sister Mia keeps referring to me as "Grandma"--while asking me to knit her some tall, cable-knit socks "with ribbons, please."  Except I'm pretty sure she left out the "please" part 'cause everyone knows that your oldest-sister-by-13-years is in fact your slave and should probably just follow your orders.  :  )

I did some knitting in high school and college, but I haven't knitted anything at all for the last couple years.  After seeing several chunky knit blankets on Pinterest this past month, I really wanted to get back into it because... well, I really love making anything I have the time to make myself.  Please forgive me if my next hobby is figuring out how to spin the wool itself or weaving or something even more extreme.

I do, after all, live in a little house on what was likely prairie once upon a time.

Anywayyyy, before I got started on my 7-lb blanket, I wanted to try out a smaller project.  Nick has been asking if I would make a scarf to match his coat, so I hit up a local knitting store, Ewe Knit Yarns, where this Lambs Pride Superwash Bulky caught my eye.

This scarf is easy, and, if you want, you can block your scarf, too, to make the pattern more striking.  I was going to block it, but Nick said he preferred the scarf as it was, without the widened, accentuated ribbing.

Happy knitting!

3 skeins Lamb's Pride Superwash Bulky Yarn in Charcoal Heather
US 10.5 or 6.5mm knitting needles
Patience & a crochet hook to help you fix any mistakes

CAST ON [Cast on an even number of stitches; I cast on 26 stitches]

ROW 1:  P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2
ROW 2:  K2, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2

REPEAT rows 1 & 2 until the desired length has been achieved [I used 3 skeins of yarn total].


Notes:  K = Knit; P = Purl.

He's about to open his mouth to say, "Please stop taking pictures of me wearing this scarf; I feel ridiculous."

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