Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Scarf or Very Long Socks?

If you guessed socks, you're wrong! It is indeed a scarf. Here's two that I finished over the weekend and the other halves of them are hanging on the back of the door. There's no great formula for making these. I saved oodles of time and made them on "Doris" our antique sock machine, but you can also hand knit them. Use your favorite sock pattern and any weight yarn. Just make the leg as long as you want it to be from the center back neck down, then proceed as usual with the sock portion. Make another piece that's identical and then graft them together at the top. The only thing you have to be mindful of is that they're not twisted when you do this.

Last week at the Farmer's Market I sold one that was hand knitted. They always seem to get lots of attention and are perfect for those of us who love making socks AND scarves. You're sure to bring a smile if you knit these for a friend.

Don't forget to find some knitting time today.............................

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