I thought I would share a knitting project I started last winter and finally finished! I find that I only really like to knit in the cooler months. Do you ever do that? Start a knitting project and than forget about it when it starts to get warm? I don't like to feel to warm and when it starts to get warm I don't like to have added warmth added to me. I would knit this scarf while watching TV, the pattern is so easy but looks like a lot more intricate than it really is. I think that this would be a gret project for a beginner as it only uses the 2 basic stitches, knit and purl. It works up fast as well because you are using chunky yarn with big needles and only 25 stitches! I first saw this pattern on PInterest and followed the links back to a blog called Life at Cloverhill. I encourage you to go take a look around the website, there are a lot of fun looking DYIs that I may have to try out to!
For this project you will need -
- Chunky yarn - I just picked up a 'Great Value' ball at WalMart for $10 CAD.
- Size 6.5 mm knitting needles
- and to finish it a yarn needle
To start off you will need to cast on an odd number of stitches, I did 25 for the yarn and needles I used. Than you start working the pattern of k1 (knit 1), p1 (purl1), until you reach the end. Than turn it around and start the same pattern, k1 p1. Because you are using an odd number of stitches you will always end with a knit stitch. I think that this pattern would be very forgiving if you even messed up and did to many knit or purl stitches. You just continue in this pattern until you feel like your scarf is as long as you want it to be, remembering that it will be sewn into a circle once you are done. I may have made mine a little to long at 84 inches! Oh well, if it ever gets really cold i will be able to wrap it around my neck and head 3 times! Once you have your scarf at your desired length, cast off your scarf, leaving enough yarn at the end to sew the 2 ends together. Sew it together and there you have it, an Infinity Scarf made by you!
Here are a few pictures of my daugther, Melody, wearing my scarf!
My daugther has now asked that I make her one to, just not quite as long as mine! So I have started working on hers now using 'Loops & Threads - Charisma Heather' in light grey. I am using the same 6.5 mm knitting needles and 25 stitches. I am again just picking this up and working on it while watching TV. Hopefully I finish it before the weather starts getting warmer!
Have you ever found a great idea on Pinterest and decided to try it out on your own? Did it work out great to? Do you start projects and than put them away if it starts getting warm?