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Knitted Scrap Yarn Scarf

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Having made my Cowl, I was left with a small amount of very pretty yarn, which by itself, was of very little use. I found some off-white/cream coloured yarn in my scrap box that would complement the variegated yarn used to make the Cowl, but there was still only a small amount of yarn. The colours looked so well together that I just had to make something with them! I decided to make a short scarf that I thought would just be long enough to reach around my neck and tuck into my coat. It turned out to be much longer than I expected and looks really nice!

To make my scarf:

Yarn Type: DK Acrylic variegated yarn dappled with muted shades of green, peach and beige, plus off white/cream yarn, both left over from a previous project.

Needle Type: UK size no. 8 (4.00mm) circular knitting needles.

Method: Cast on 120 stitches and work 30 row bands of plain knit (stocking stitch), first in the variegated colour then 30 rows in the off/white colour. Repeat until the resulting tube-shaped fabric measures 58 inches, finishing with the variegated colour.
Work a further 3 rows kitting 2 stitches together each time.
Next Row: Knit 2 stitches together each time while casting off.
Next Row: Pick up 120 stitches at cast on edge then work 3 rows knitting 2 stitches together each time.
Next Row: Knit 2 stitches together each time while casting off. This has the effect of rounding off the ends of the scarf.
Then add what looks like a cross between a fringe and a pompom to finish it off (too large to be called a tassel).



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Posted by on February 23, 2014 in Knitting, Scarf

 

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Knitted Cowl Neck Scarf-Hood-Hat

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More commonly referred to as just a “Cowl”, the Cowl neck scarf is a functional, elegant, and versatile accessory that works with different looks and changing weather. It is a cross between a scarf and a hood and is very simple to make. Ready-made Cowls come in various sizes; making your own allows you to choose the size most appropriate for your needs. It is worn draped around the neck like a scarf, or pulled up over the hair and lower face to resemble a hood.

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When worn as a hood it provides warmth for the neck, ears and top of the head and protection from rain or snow.

 

To make my Cowl:

Yarn type: DK Acrylic variegated yarn dappled with muted shades of green, peach and beige, left over from previous projects.

Needles: UK size no. 8 (4.00mm) circular knitting needles.

Method: Cast on 240 stitches and work knit 2, purl 2 ribbing until the fabric measured 30 inches; this provides just the right amount of drape for my height. If you are quite tall or require a more bulky look, simply increase the number of rows knitted.

Then fold the fabric back onto itself to form a giant cuff and pick up and knit the stitches from the cast on edge together with the corresponding stitches on the needle and cast off in rib.

 

 


 
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Posted by on February 9, 2014 in Cowl, Hat, Hood, Knitting, Scarf

 

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