Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Real Simple: Scarf Knitting Pattern

Thanks to a comment from Anon on an old post, I'm featuring the knitting pattern from Real Simple magazine that first started me knitting .... I don't even know how long ago it was. I was living in Dayton at the time, in my first apartment .... so I think it must have been the fall/winter of 2001. Wow. Longer than I realized!

I was going to just link to their website for the pattern, and avoid any issues of posting someone else's content on my site. However, I just tried to find the pattern there and apparently their archives only go back a couple years, so I don't think this is available. So here it is, in a very abbreviated format. I didn't include any of the actual knitting instructions, but if you watch the YouTube video above, you'll be all set!

Real Simple Scarf Pattern
  1. Purchase Size 8 (5 mm) needles and six 50-gram (1.75 oz) balls of yarn. The original scarf had two color stripes, so you might want to do the same.
  2. Cast on 35 loops.
  3. Knit 25 rows per color.
  4. To change color, cut the yarn from the old color, leaving a 6-inch tail. Then add the new color in your next row.
  5. When you're done, cast off! No fancy fringe or anything with this scarf.


Bren said...

Wow - that vid makes it so simple, I can almost remember how to do it!

And gosh it's been simply AAAAAGES since I even read your blog - life has just been THAT busy (that's code words for Brens a slackor!)

Glad to see you and Eleanor are well... she's such a CUUUUUUTE little girl! Looking forward to (HOPEFULLY) reading more soon!! Stay safe and best wishes to you all from NZ!

M. Lubbers said...

Hiya, Bren! Always nice to hear from you. Thanks for the good wishes, and stop by again soon. Hopefully I'll have time to write more posts before you're back;)

Jonathan said...

I'm guessing you know my other half writes a blog too ? (www.wendyswoolies.com) - she is a knitting maniac too.

M. Lubbers said...

Jonathan: I had no idea Wendy had a knitting blog! I stopped by after your comment--very impressive! I'll be sure to add it to my RSS feed.

So now I'll get to see the other side of the story, too;)And it looks like she keeps just as busy as you do. Amazing!