Today I had my 4th get-together with my knitting group. It is fun for me and hopefully it is also fun for the seniors! The first two meetings everybody was busy with their own projects. I helped a few but most of them are seasoned hand knitters and did not need much help. Knitting is a social event, and communication and connecting with each other is as important as counting stitches. Last week we cleaned a large closet with donated skeins of yarn, we divided some yarn among ourselves and decided to do some charity knitting. Just wonderful how everybody joined in to make a few items for charity.
I took home two skeins of donated Lion Brand Homespun yarn and some red mohair. The Lion Brand Yarn Company has a wonderful website with hundreds of patterns. After some searching I choose to knit the Painted Circle Scarf, a very easy pattern that just required two skeins of Homespun boucle yarn, Size 10 (6 mm) knitting needles. Gauge is 11 sts=4 in (10 cm).
Here is the pattern (from Lion Brand website):
Cast on 22 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Purl
Row 2 (RS): K17, turn; leave rem 5 sts unworked
Row 3: Purl 17
Row 4: K12, turn; leave rem 10 sts unworked
Row 5: P 12
Row 6: K7; turn; leave rem 15 sts unworked
Row 7: P7
Row 8: K across 22 sts
Rep. rows 1-8 until piece measures about 56 in. at widest point. Bind off.
Well, I loved knitting this easy scarf and was finished within a week!
In knitting a short row is a row that is not fully knit; the work is turned before reaching the end of the row. This pictures shows how you end up with a “circle” shape when knitting short rows.
The scarf feels soft and fluffy and will look great with your winter jacket!
Here is a close up: