Sunday, December 21, 2008

Last Minute Gift: The Drop Stitch Scarf

Starting to panic that all your Christmas knitting isn't quite done yet? What can you possibly make in a day or two? Or, hour or two?

A Simple Drop-Stitch Scarf

  • 1.5-2 skeins Trendsetter Dune Color #113 Country Meadow (41% mohair, 30% acrylic, 12% viscose, 11% nylon, 6% polyester), 90 yards per 50g skein (or any yarn that drapes reasonably well)
  • Size US13 needles (use Size US15 or larger for thicker yarns)
  • Tapestry needle or crochet hook for hiding the ends

Gauge: relatively unimportant


CO 12 stitches

Row 1-4: Knit

Row 5: K1, *YO twice, K1, repeat from * to end

Row 6-9: Knit

Repeat rows 5-9 to desired length.

Bind off.

Add fringe if desired. Tuck in ends.

Shown below in Moda Dea Cartwheel 100% wool (much less expensive than Trendsetter Dune and more readily available at stores like Joann), using size US15 needles.

Go raid your stash! See what you can find!

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