Saturday, October 27, 2012

How fun are these?

Aren't these scarves great!  Every gal on my Christmas list is getting one.  They are created using Premier's Starbella yarn.

The dark one in the middle took me three evenings to knit.  The others only one. Why?  Because instead of using straight knitting needles, I switched to circular needles.  I'm using the circular needles just like I would regular knitting other words, back and forth rather than knitting in the round.  I remembered that my mom would often knit flat pieces with the circular needles as it was easier on the shoulders.  Mom was a terrific knitter!  She could whip out a sweater for me every 1-2 weeks with all the great cables, popcorn stitches and everything!  She could knit, watch tv and read at the same time.  LOL!!   I've always preferred the metal needles, but thought maybe the bamboo would be a little less slippery.  The first scarf I used metal and found the stitches to slide off every now and then.  So, I thought I'd give the bamboo a try to see if they were less slippery.  They seem to be.  I dislike plastic needles with a passion!  Here's a link to the needles that I am using. I got mine at Joann's the other day.  I believe they are on sale again in the flyer that starts tomorrow.  If not, there's always the coupon.  :)  Since they're only 16" needles, there's nothing really in your way.

The pattern for these quick scarves is at the Premier website.  I don't remember how many stitches it calls for, but I used 8.  It seems to give a great ruffle.  Notice that the yarn itself is like a ribbon.  You open it up, as you can see close to the top of the pink scarf.  You can find a video on their website.  They also have one for crochet.  I tried to crochet the second scarf I did, but I didn't like the way it flowed and found the each row to be a little heavy.  So, I ripped it out and started again.

Don't know how to knit?  It's easy!  And now with the internet, there's so many videos and tutorials that anybody can do it.  I haven't previewed either of these resources, but, if they're no help, a little google search can bring up a bunch!  LOL!

 Learn to Knit 
You Tube

There's plenty of time for you to make a bunch of these for the holidays!  Have fun!


Homespun Hurricaine said...

I wish I could knit so cute!

Suzanne said...

Something like these scarves is a great way to start. You can't notice any mistakes because they'd be buried in the middle of the scarf :)

Miss Kathy said...

Cute scarf. Downloaded the pattern, now to find the yarn. Thanks!

Suzanne said...

You should be able to find it in any of the craft stores, Kathy. I got mine this week at AC Moore as they had it on sale. Saw it at Joann's the other day also.

You're welcome!

Tammy said...

Oh, these are so fun! I love scarves. I never got the hang of knitting but I do crochet. That yard looks really cool! :)