Yarn Projects

Have a Ball With Yarn!, p.3

Project #3: Scarf (courtesy of Leisure Arts*)

Imagine your friends' amazement when you show up at the ballgame wearing a scarf in your school colors! Or you can make extra scarves to donate to charities that collect warm clothing for needy children.

What You'll Need:
Worsted-weight yarn: 5 oz., 300 yds (140 g, 274.5 m)
Straight knitting needles, size 8 (5 mm)
Yarn needle

Cast on 33 stitches.

Rows 1-3
Knit each stitch across the row: You'll have 33 stitches.

Row 4
Step 1: Knit 3.
Step 2: Bring the yarn forward between the needles and back over the top of the right needle so that it's in position to knit the next stitch (see Fig. 18). You've just made your first yarn over.

figure 18
Figure 18

Step 3: Knit 2 stitches together, knit 3, * yarn over, knit 2 stitches together, knit 3; repeat from * across: You'll still have 33 stitches.

Hint: On the row following a yarn over, be careful to keep the yarn over on the needle and treat it like a stitch by knitting or purling it as instructed.

Row 5
Step 1: Knit 4.
Step 2: Knit the yarn over in the same way as you'd knit a stitch (see Figs. 19a & b).

figure 19a
Figure 19a
figure 19b
Figure 19b

Step 3: Knit each stitch across the rest of the row: You should still have 33 stitches and should continue to have 33 stitches through the entire scarf.

Rows 6 and 7
Knit each stitch across the row.

Row 12 Knit 3, * yarn over, knit 2 stitches together, knit 3; repeat from * across.

Rows 9-11
Knit each stitch across the row.

Row 12 Knit 3, * yarn over, knit 2 stitches together, knit 3; repeat from * across.

Rows 13-15 Knit each stitch across the row.

Repeat rows 8-15 until your scarf is about 45" (114 cm) long. Bind off all stitches in knit. Weave in the yarn ends.

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Copyright 2002. Reprinted with permission from Cool Stuff: Teach Me to Knit by Leisure Arts, Inc.(www.leisurearts.com).

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