Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Today, it's back to basics. Bulky and soft yarn, large needles, and a simple garter stitch equals a quick knit and an afternoon of relaxation. There's nothing like it to put you back in knitting nirvana. Every once and awhile we need that break from complicated, eyestraining, yet gorgeous and worthwhile, patterns and revel in just texture, and color, two things that bring joy to our knitting hearts...or am I the only one gasping with glee in the yarn store? I didn't think so.

This simple two stranded bulky garter (knit every stitch) scarf is just perfect for a rainy afternoon. Great for beginners and pros alike. Here's what I'm may certainly substitute bulky yarns with similar weight and ply. Visit Yarndex,The Yarn Directory for addditional yarn information and Knit TV for a handy tutorial on garter stitch if you need help.

Here's a closeup of the edge. It should stay pretty uniform throughout. This is a good excercise for a new knitter because it helps you to perfect your knitting tension skills.

1 hank

Bear Creek Bulky from Kraemer Yarns

99% wool, 1%nylon
7 ox, 200 grams, approximately 130 yards

CarrotCake #Y1819

and 1 skein

Patons Shetland Chunky

75% Acrylic, 25% Wool

3 1/2 oz/100 grams, 148 yards

Leaf Green #03526

Gauge not necessary for this project.

US Needles 17

Cast on on 6 stitches (6-8 stitches keeps this scarf from being too stiff or bulky)

Knit every row.

Bind off at desired length. Weave in your yarn ends.

Block if necessary. If you have smooth tension throughout, you probably won't have to.

Enjoy your knitting therapy.

Marg (working on this scarf while floating on a big ole' yarn cloud)

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