Today, feels like a Boxing Day of sorts to me. Well - minus the sales and left over turkey.
Last night I finished the final item on my Christmas knitting list. An Easy Peasy Scarf for Fred's Step Mom.
Pattern: My Own. Cast on as many stitches as required to give you the length of scarf you want. Here I cast on 125 but for a longer scarf, I measusre the cast on against a beach towel.
Yarn: Lots - at least 5-7 different yarns. Use different textures, and most importantly, different gauges to give the scarf its thick, thin very tactile feel.
Needles: 8 or 9mm - the big needles give the scarf a very open appearance.
Instructions. Change yarns every row leaving a tail of about 8 inches. Every time you have two tails, tie them together. These tied tails form the fringe. Change yarns randomly. I keep them in a bag and reach in blindly. Whatever comes out is what I use. The random selecting of yarns gives the scarf its wonderful, creative appearance. Too much thought in yarn selection makes for a more controlled, disciplined scarf.