Hey, all. Well, it’s that time again, for another freebie pattern. This month, I’m featuring the “Populars” scarf from Not Another Teen Knitting Book. Some of you may remember from a couple of years ago the Tinsel purse I did for Knitty out of ripped-up fabric? This scarf is made out of a hot-pink version of similar fabric and has keyholes so that it can be worn at different lengths. Special thanks to All Dressed Up and Shy and Naughty Secretary Club for loaning us the shirt and bracelet for the photo shoot. I love you ladies! Enjoy, Vickie
Glam Adjustable Scarf
by Vickie Howell
Excerpt published with permision from Sterling Publishing Copyright 2006
This scarf uses a conventional stitch with a non-conventional “yarn” to create a fun and funky accessory that looks like it just came off of the runway. It uses metallic fabric, cut up into strips, which adds a little bit of glamour and texture to an otherwise simple pattern. The scarf is designed with multiple keyholes so that it can be worn at different lengths, making it look as great with jeans and a t-shirt as it does with a skirt and heels. It’s simple, inexpensive and fabulous. What could be better?
2 yds Novelty Metallic Fabric
Size US 17(12.75 mm) Needles
Approximately 8 sts = 4″ in stockinette stitch (may vary depending on accuracy of fabric strip width.)
MAKING YARN FABRIC
Fold fabric in half and then in half again so that you have four layers of fabric. Lining your fabric up on the gridlines of the self-healing quilter’s mat, cut fabric into 1″ strips (using a quilter’s square or book to act as a straight edge to guide you)–don’t worry, they do not need to be perfect! Tie strips together at ends and wind into ball. You’ll notice a lot of fraying at the edges; this will create a great fringey glam look once the fabric is knitted up.
CO 6 sts. *K 12 rows.
K 3, place last 3 sts on stitch holder.
K the 3 remaining sts. on needle for 6 rows. Cut yarn.
Place sts just worked onto holder. Join yarn and K sts from holder for 5 rows. On the 6th row, K3 sts and then continue across row by K3 sts off of holder.
Repeat from * until scarf measures 36″. K 12 rows. BO.
Make sure all of the ends poking out from where you tied your strips together are firmly knotted. Trim them down to about 2 1/2″ long so that you can see the fringe detail of the fabric.
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