Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 39 and the Oneone

This scarf is so named because it was made with one skein in one hour! Ever since I got back from vacation I've been having to make each scarf day to day because I've just been so busy getting back into the swing of everyday life. This is just another way to try to get myself back ahead of the game!

1 skein Lion Homespun
Size 50 needles
Size 15 needles
Crochet hook or tapestry needle.

Cast on 17 with larger needles and longtail method or you'll have a very loose weird beginning and this will also help match the tension of the bind off later.
Stockinette stitch with 2 strands held together throughout. This is a prime moment to learn to knit left-handed because trading needles with such large needles can be a burden. I placed on needle between my legs and used my free left hand to do all the yarn throwing.
When you have 3 yards of yarn left, on a wrong side row switch to size 15 needles.
Purl 2 row.
Cast off loosely.
Switching to the smaller needles prevents a sloppy looking loose bind off and since stitches that are so large and loose are much taller than they are wide, the switch allows the width and height to match just for that last moment when it's needed.

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