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Monday, January 16, 2017


(Anastasia is in bed with a really bad cold. This craft project first appeared on the blog six years ago.)

Scarves have been a huge fashion accessory for several years now. Women (and many men) wear them year round, even in the heat of summer. However, this time of year we wear them not so much as a fashion statement but to keep our necks warm. It’s cold out there, people!

Because knitting has also seen a resurgence in popularity over the last few years, there are many fashion-inspired yarns on the market and not just in the swanky, expensive knitting shops. You can find them in any craft store and even some big box stores.

Scarves are an easy beginner project for the novice knitter. You don’t need to worry about exacting measurements or following complex instructions. You can make it as wide or narrow, as long or short as you want, and if you choose a bulky yarn and large knitting needles, you can whip up a simple scarf in an evening.

This scarf is made with glitter fringe yarn, but you can choose any bulky yarn that catches your eye. Adjust your width and length as desired and buy additional skeins if you want a wider or longer scarf.

Note: Some yarns contain dye lots. If there is a dye lot on the label, always buy skeins with the same dye lot number.

Glitter Fringe Scarf

3 skeins 40 gram Glitter Fringe Yarn
#11 knitting needles

Cast on 15 stitches. Knit 4 rows.
Next row (wrong side): Knit 3, purl 9, knit 3.
Next row: Knit.
Repeat last two rows until scarf measures 48” in length, ending with a wrong side row.
Knit 4 rows.
Caste off.


Angela Adams said...

I have a coat that would go great with that scarf. Please tell Anastasia to drink lots of tea and chicken soup. I hope she feels better soon!


Thanks, Angela! I'm feeling much better.