In my 2 years of knitting, I have only made one, yes, one scarf! Even then, I couldn't just start with a simple scarf. I had to go cables! Which, I think left an emotional scar which have yet to heal. This is probably why I am still not a big fan of cable knits! :p So this time around, I stick to the basic. I could crochet the scarf, it's definitely faster, but the drape of a crocheted scarf is no comparison to a knitted scarf.
I'm still working on the 3rd scarf for my eldest. When I'm done, and if I wanted a break from knitcheting, I might actually go back and write down all the animal motifs pattern that I crocheted.
Added B1's scarf photo.
|The dog motif is similar to his Summer Booties. I made it bigger here.|
|He's panting like a dog. ;)|
Needle: 8 (5.0 mm)
Lion Brand Lion Suede
- I started my son's scarf with garter border on the bottom, and on both sides, stockinette stitch in the middle. Never, ever knit a scarf using stockinette stitch, unless you want a tube! The finer the yarn, the more your scarf will curl into a tube-like thingy if knitted in stockinette stitch. Even by putting a garter border, depending on the yarn, some will still curl your scarf as your knitted scarf gets longer. I find the garter border works best with bulky yarn, especially boucle or polyester yarn.
- Then crochet a doggy face and attach to the scarf.
- Fold the scarf in half, the motif should be attach midway on one side of the folded scarf.
When I try the kitty scarf on my 2nd, she immediately said,
“OOOO I can put stuff in the kitty!”
I told her, “No sweetie, it goes through, it’s not a pocket.”
“No, no, I CAN put stuff in there!”, she exclaimed with much excitement.
No sense arguing with her, so I just said, “Yea, yea, now please hold still so I can see if I need to make any adjustment to the placement of the kitty.”
A day later, we went grocery shopping, and she wanted to bring one of her beanie cats. Low and behold, that’s how she carried it. With a "I told you so" smirk on her face, she said, “SEE! Mommy! I TOLD you I can put stuff in the kitty!” ;)
Needle: 8 (5.0 mm)
Bernat Pound of Love in pink
|Mommy Cat slinging her baby. :)|
- I knitted this scarf in garter stitch all the way.
Needle: 4.0mm & 4.5 mm
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Dark Brown for the scarf
Applique: Bernat Boucle in Soft Orange