Chelle's Long Scarf
From Chelle. Who would like to share. She writes. Seeing as how I am always accepting your patterns with glee, I thought perhaps you might be interested in one of mine.
It is a simple one, I made up when I tried to follow instructions for something else and stuffed it up - quite nicely I think! The first scarf that I made with this I did in stripes of three different shades of blue, about 35 stitches wide in 8 ply acrylic (worsted weight in the U.S.) for my little sister.
I wore it for two days before sending it down, and got heaps of complements, as has my sister since. I fringed it with two strands of wool in each stitch, varying the shades as I went. The second one I made in white acrylic for a lady in a nursing home. I made it finer, as she is smaller than my sister, and only about three foot long, not my sister's five-foot length. I didn't fringe it, but it would have been gorgeous fringed in white, with crystal beads. I didn't edge them, though, as it comes out with a gentle zigzagging of the fabric, which is quite funky and unusual. It also makes a very soft and cushy fabric, which would be great for a baby blanket if made small, or in panels (depending on the length of your needle/hook). I also make it looser by using a slightly oversized hook for the wool. Anyway, it is simple and pretty, and fast to work up.
Pattern; Using an afghan hook, the long type with the stoppered end like a knitting needle. For a scarf I use 8ply (worsted weight) and between 25 and 35 stitches, depending on the person I am working it for. I make a scarf as long as the recipient is tall to the shoulder.
Cast any number of stitches, chain an extra three, turn and dc into the fourth loop from the hook.
Row one; Dc across the Row. Chain one, and turn.
Row two; In each stitch across, insert hook into stitch, pull through loop, then repeat with the next stitch. By the time you reach the other side, you will have the same number of loops on the hook as stitches you cast on, plus one (your turning chain). yo, draw through two. Repeat until you have one loop remaining on the hook. Chain two/three as required.
Repeat these two rows till the length you want, ending on a dc Row.
Hope this makes sense, I know what I mean anyway! It has become a favorite of mine, a simple yet unusual gift made in a couple of hours that is a little more modern and funky.
Hope you guys enjoy it... 'Chelle et al, minus six