Monday, February 1, 2016

Hand Knit Boy's Scarf


Hello friends,
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 :)

Materials:
1.5 skeins of Schachenmayr Bravo  color 08319 - dark grey, 146 yards per skein.
Knitting needle 4 mm
Tapestry needle

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.

That's it for my today post, hope everyone have a happy crafting and happy sewing!

Take care,

Hana

20 comments:

  1. What a handsome scarf for a handsome young man! He looks so proud to be wearing his new scarf made by his mother! Love the color yarn you chose and the design you knitted. Have a great day! :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I love the colour as well :) Have a great day to you too. xx

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  2. Nice work! I haven't picked up the knitting or crochet needles in too long. Two large containers of yarn are waiting on me.

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    1. Thank you, Dorothy. I didn't know that you knit and crochet as well. I look forward to see your project. Happy stashing :)

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  3. Your knitting is progressing very well Hana. Your son looks very pleased with his new scarf.

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    1. Thank you, Jean. My hands are getting better with purl and knit :)

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  4. Nice cosy looking scarf. Well done. Your son looks very happy.

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  5. Great pattern! I really like how the scarf turned out!

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    1. Thank you, Katharina. You are a master of knitting, love your projects :)

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  6. He looks very proud with his new scarf. I like the colour and the big ribbed pattern you chose for the scarf very much. It also gives the scarf a nice stability.

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    1. Thank you, Kathrin. Yes, he is so proud with it :)

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  7. you are doing so well with this knitting Hana. And what a handsome young chappie your son looks in his cute new scarf! :) x

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  8. The scarf looks good Hana - your knitting is certainly looking nice - soon be time to make a cardigan or jumper.

    Pants - always difficult to do - but just keep trying and sooner or later something will work out. I've been making lots of shirt muslins and they all look odd, and I have worked out now I need to change the shape of the armhole at the front as I am wide there - amazing. I am sure the same sort of lightbulb moment will happen with you with pants making.

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    1. Thank you Sarah Liz. I am knitting a simple sweater now, I am doing that little by little.
      Pants is the most scary garment for me to do, hope my second pants will turn out well.

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  9. You are doing so well with your knitting. And one lucky little boy is reaping the benefits! :) x

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  10. Hana! I've missed reading your blog. I've been so busy lately. The scarf looks amazing - you are so talented.

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    1. Hi Olivia, glad you are back. Can not wait to see your makes :)

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