Thursday, October 6, 2011

My $3 Red Scarf

It’s that time of year when the clouds roll in and rain falls down and you want something cozy wrapped around you—like a scarf. I do love scarves, and I wanted one that was a bright pop of color (and was desperately in need of a nice red one). Last year I bought red yarn on sale for about a dollar a skein (which then sat in a drawer waiting to be used). With the shift in weather, I finally got motivated to use this yarn for a new scarf.

As I have yet to master any knitting skills (besides a knit and purl stitch), I wanted a super easy pattern that was repetitive in nature and would work well with my bulky yarn. I thought a simple and bold pattern would work best, and looking over a knitting book I found a mistake rib pattern that just required me to K2 P2 over an uneven number of stitches. I liked the texture and directional nature of the pattern and decided I would try it for my scarf.

So I spent this past week knitting my new scarf. For me, it’s great knitting in the evening with the TV on in the background. Most of the television shows on TV aren’t really worth giving my full attention to, so I like being able to do something else while half paying to the TV (as it helps to ease my guilt over keeping up with TV shows that aren’t really that great).

My finished scarf used two skeins for the body of the scarf and part of the third skein for the fringe. I’m happy with the color and length of the scarf, and I think the fringe gives it a nice swing and textural difference. Once if gets a bit colder I think I’ll get some good use out of my inexpensive little red scarf.

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