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Friday, 24 January 2014

Just knitting a scarf …





A lovely, snuggly scarf .

I found this pattern on Ravelry:


But I couldn’t find any of the recommended wool in Bunty’s, my local wool shop, in West Ealing.

Undaunted I had a go at re-creating it with Sirdar Click Chunky yarn, which Bunty stocks in a range of colours. I chose a lovely, classic grey colour shade 0119. 




I tried following the original pattern, and, whilst the texture of the rib worked beautifully, the scarf came out too narrow for my taste at only 3 inches or 7.5 cm across, so I set about changing the pattern to create a broader scarf that worked with the Sirdar wool.

And this is how it worked out:


I kept knitting until my scarf was a very decent 48 inches or 122 cm long, and then I knit in the final ruffle at the other end and cast off.

So if you want to recreate the look with Sirdar Click Chunky, here’s the way to do it:

Materials

1 pair of US size 13/ 9 mm needles
3, 50g balls of Sirdar Click Chunky wool

Instructions

1.              Cast on 108 stitches.
2.              Ruffle Row One: knit 2 together for the entire row. You will finish the row with only 54 stitches left on your needle.
3.              Ruffle Row Two: knit 2 together for the entire row. You will finish with only 27 stitches left on your needle.
4.              Rib Row One: *knit 3, bring the wool to the front of the needle as though you were about to do a purl stitch and slip a stitch, return yarn to other side*. Repeat from * to * across the row, ending with knit 3.
5.              Rib Row Two: knit 1, *bring wool to the front as though you were about to do a purl stitch and slip a stitch, bring wool to other side and knit 3*. Repeat from * to * across the row until the final stitch. End with a knit 1.
6.              Continue with these 2 alternating Rib Rows until your work measures 48 inches/ 122 cm or whatever length you prefer.
7.              Final Rib Row One: knit into the front and back of each stitch for the entire row. You will finish with 54 stitches.
8.              Final Rib Row Two: knit into the front and back of each stitch for the entire row. You will finish with 108 stitches.
9.              Cast off, weave in your ends and admire.

And then when I’d finished I thought I’d have a go at knitting another one for my mum, because it had been so quick and easy. She does a lot of dog-walking in a lovely bright, red coat with bright red wellies.




So I thought I’d find something that would clash nicely with her normal get-up. Bunty sold me some lovely red, tweedy Sirdar Click Chunky, shade 0112, and I got going on another scarf.


Double Ta-Dah! What do you think?




And now I think I’ll have a go at making a hat to match, if my friend Bunty still has any Sirdar Click Chunky wool left in the same dye-lot.

Have a great weekend!

Bonny x


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