Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Potato Salad Scarf

HAPPY NEW YEAR! YEHHHHHHH 1-11-11 Can you believe we survived Christmas and all the New Year fanfare! AMAZING!
Mr. Whoozy and I returned from our cruise discussing how we are going to get all organized this year......never happens! But, it sounds good!
The cute "Potato Salad Scarf" is getting longer and is such fun to knit, I don't think I'll quit......I'll just keep adding yarn and pretty soon I'll have a lasso I can lasso the moon!
The cute way it twists makes the cutest collar. One of the girls in my stitchery group came in today with a short version around her neck to keep warm. Needless to say, we all need to stay warm these days....MERCY!
I've given the pattern for this scarf in the newspaper article, but here is is again:
SIMPLE TO KNIT!!! easy for a beginner! Size 8 or 9 needle, any kind of yarn you like.
Cast on 20 - 21 stitches. I have 21, but I think I added one. That doesn't hurt a thing...........

Knit the first 8 stitches. Turn the piece around and knit the same 8.
Turn the piece around and knit 6 stitches. Turn piece around and knit the same 6.
Turn the piece around and knit 4 stitches. Turn piece around and knit the same 4.
Turn the piece around and knit ALL THE WAY ACROSS TO THE END.
Begin again at the beginning of the instructions and repeat this over and over until you run out of yarn! Like I say, I am on my 4th skein and am still going. After about the first 5 or 6 inches, the piece will begin to twist. That is what you want it to do. It makes a ruffled scarf!
It is hard to get the picture to show the ruffle......when I finish it, I'll take a picture of it around my neck! ha
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Check the blog often.....I have so many new ideas to share with you!