I knitted a scarf for my dear son and so glad that I managed to take picture of him wearing it :) The scarf is self-pattern and the size is 50" length x 5'' width.
I mentioned lately that I've been knitting and I agree that knitting is a great activity as well as sewing. And speaking about sewing, I am still in progress of pants making. I changed the pattern two times, two muslins, one unsuccessful pants and another pants waiting to finish. I will explain more in the next post.
Well, for now let's talk about the knit scarf. I visited my local yarn shop in the beginning of January and brought home three types of yarns in different colours and brands. Then I decided to use my first choice - Schachenmayr Bravo in dark grey to make my son scarf. I think it isn't the best yarn to make scarf because it is an acrylic yarn but still can pamper the neck in the cold winter weather :)
1.5 skeins of Schachenmayr Bravo color 08319 - dark grey, 146 yards per skein.
Knitting needle 4 mm
Knitting Process:This is based on my own pattern. I started with cast on 27 sts.
Then working on 2x2 ribbing until 12 rows, ending with WS row. The first ribbing have to be decreased in the last row.
Row 13 : K1, *P4, K1* in the right side.
Row 14: P1, *K4, P1* in the wrong side.
Repeat until measured 38" from the beginning. Ending with WS row.
Worked with 2x2 ribbing until 12 rows.
Bind off loosely.
Then I iron the finished scarf even the yarn labels says I shouldn't iron. I did that because the scarf was crumple like a long roll :) I laid thick cotton cloth on top and spray with water and carefully steam the iron on it. I don't know if I did the right thing but I am happy with it, the final scarf turned out so soft :)
Also, the important note : the original scarf measures 40" length when I finished knit but turned out bigger 50" length after I iron it.
Here is the look of the finished ribbing, right and wrong side. But I think my son can use in both sides because they look nice.