There's nothing like a chunky hand knit scarf to ward off the chill of Fall! I'm don't claim to be a knitting expert by any means, but simple scarves, blankets and hats are certainly within my abilities, and I'll be posting a few simple knitting projects this week and next to inspire those of you who've always wanted to knit, or who haven't picked up their knitting needles in years. Knitting is therapeutic and relaxing, and a great craft for Fall and Winter.
The idea behind this striped scarf was to knit something using only naturally colored wool—yes, sheep really come in these three colors: creme, grey and dark brown! Use my pattern as an example or come up with something that pleases you! And did you know that you can recycle wool from old sweaters by quite simply unraveling them? Many knitters scour thrift shops for large sweaters to unravel!
- 1 skein each of creme, gray and brown naturally colored wool
- knitting needles to match weight of wool
I'm leaving this up to you! Cast on the number of stitches according to the width of scarf you'd like to make
and figure out a pattern of a jumbo rib, such as knit 6, purl 6, across the width of the scarf. To prevent rolling at the edges, do a garter stitch for about 4 stitches at each end.
And if this How To is just too minimal for you, let me know and I'll measure the width and length of my scarf and tell you just how many stitches and rows I knitted of each color. But you really don't need this information— stretch yourself just a bit and you'll find this project to that much more satisfying.