My stepson asked me to knit him a scarf – which is a pretty big deal, if you ask me. He is fourteen years old, and since fourteen year-olds are somewhat particular about what they wear to school, I thought it was kind of sweet that he thought it would be ‘cool’ to wear something handmade by his stepmother in front of all of his friends.
He asked if it could be purple and black, striped, and very long. I just sort of winged the pattern – a 2×2 rib on the edges and alternating 6 row garter-stitch stripes for the body. I slipped the first stitch of every row, and carried the non-working yarn up the side to minimize the amount of ends that needed to be woven in. So simple!
He loved it, and on the day he got it, he wore it all around the house. I love this yarn! It’s Knit Picks Swish Worsted, which is a soft, superwash merino wool. $3.79 for 110 yards and machine washable – it’s the ultimate kid-friendly yarn.
Now I want to make a preppy version to go with my pea coat, with wider stripes in navy-blue and red. It’s already in the pre-fall 2010 knitting queue…
Here are the details:
- Project: Warm Woolie Scarf
- Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Wisteria and Black (1.5 balls of each)
- Needles: Size US9 circulars, used as straight
- Helpful Hint: Be sure to carry the color you aren’t currently knitting with up the side, otherwise, you’ll be weaving in a lot of ends.
I’ll try to get the pattern posted on the pattern page sometime this weekend, definitely by the end of next week. Stay warm and cozy this weekend… ~Jenny