Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Do It Yourself--Ruffled Edge Scarf

I have recently discovered the marvelous things you can do when you COMBINE knitting and crochet. I just made this scarf and I love how it turned out. It is super duper easy if you would like to try.

Knit basic scarf: 
Cast on 24 stitches (You can certainly cast on more or less if you want a thicker or thinner width).
SEED STITCH
Row 1:  *Knit 1, purl 1*  Repeat from * to end of row
Row 2:  Knit entire row
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the scarf if the desired lenght.  Knit 1, Purl 1 on the right side rows.  Knit all stitches of wrong side row. 
Cast off

When you have completed the scarf "body," change to a crochet hook. 
Beginning in one of the four corners, pick up a loop onto the crochet hook through an edge hole of the scarf.
Here is a minature version.  I thought using contrasting colors would help : )
            Single crochet around the entire edge of the scarft into the natural gaps of each knitted row.

Join with slip stitch when you have gone round the entire scarf.

Chain 3
Single crochet in next stitch
*Chain 3, Single crochet in next stitch* Repeat from * around entire edge of scarf. 
Tie off, cut and tuck tails.
Now you have a beautiful, ruffled scarf!

If  you don't know how to knit, but would love to learn.  Get this book!  Cheesy as it sounds...it's how I learned and I still refer back to it often.  I has all the basics of knitting and some cute projects to try.
Get it HERE.

I also have the Crochet version; again, GREAT instructions.
HERE you go.

1 comment:

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [16 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria