Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 256 and Interest

I'm the first person to cry out on the side of restraint. Novelty yarns are like Elmer's Glue; a little dab'll do ya. (My kindergarten teacher's mantra!) In this case I took what would otherwise be a boring cowl and gave it a little bit of interest.

You'll need:
Size 17 needles
Size M crochet hook or a latchhook
Sport weight yarn held double 4 oz for a cowl, 12 or much more for a scarf.
Tapestry needle
Scraps of your chosen novelty yarn- nothing thicker than aran or worsed weight

Cast on 14
All odd rows: Knit across
Rows 2,4,6,8,10: Knit 5, Purl 6, Knit 3
Rows 12, 14, 16, 18, 20: Knit 3, Purl 6, Knit 3

Repeat these rows until you're happy with the length of either your cowl or your scarf. For a cowl, graft the ends together. Using your hook and the novelty yarn reach through the scarf fabric and chain a single line zigging and zagging the direction of the chain as you see fit.

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