Quick & Easy Scarves for Christmas

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 Here are a few scarves that I am making from stash as Christmas gifts for friends. These are for some special ladies who like to have fun as we play cards, dominoes, and go on excursions now and then. We also solve the world's problems, on the side! I plan to present the scarves for them to try on and choose one that they want. Fingers crossed that each finds one that she likes!!
 This scarf is truly a rich brown cotton chenille in WW by Crystal Palace held with a DK strand of  Louise Harding "Jasmine" in brown with a gold strand. The size 10.5 needles yielded a full, somewhat open stockinette stitch for the body of the scarf. It has 12 rows (6 ridges) of garter at the beginning and end. Each side has a border of three stitches in garter. That's it. No pattern. Only lovely, mindless knitting.

 When making scarves like these, I use the rule of thumb that the scarf's length should be approximately equal to the wearer's height.
This version of the "Brilliant Zigzag Scarf" by Lion Brand is knitted with Interlacements pink and gray variegated linen yarn held with gray "Wool-Ease" by Lion Brand for a squishy, soft texture.
 This fiber gave me a change of pace with it's combination of eyelash and fuzzy boucle. While it is not my  preferred yarn, it did provide a diversion.
Using it for this particular pattern was not my best choice, but I'm going forth with the "Fickle Mistress" pattern. The open work and the shaping really does get lost amidst this crazy yarn.
This will definitely receive a good blocking upon completion! I'm hoping that the open work will be more evident once this beauty is finished!!

These scarves are my only Christmas knitting this year. What are you knitting for Christmas? I'd love to hear from you!

1 comment:

Mereknits said...

Beautiful scarves for your friends, I know they will love them. I am making a start table runner and now making crochet covered jars to put candles in for my friends.