One down, three to go.
- About 1/4 ball of sock yarn (I used Pure New Australian Wool)
- About 1/4 ball of lace weight yarn in contrasting colour wound into two balls. (I used 2 balls Ovation Mohair/Silk it has 170m/186yds and it didn't make much of a dent in them.)
- 6mm (US 10) knitting needles [If you want to match my gauge, you might want to try 5mm (US 8)'s.]
- 1 1/2 cm (5/8") buttons or wood beads (2 for child, 3 for adult)
Gauge is not imperative, but you want it to be a little loose without being too open I had 5 sts and 6 rows to 1" in the pattern stitch.
Hold yarns together throughout.
Cast on 20 sts
Row 1 - K1 *Yo, K2tog* repeat *to* to last st, K1
Row 2 - K1 *Yo, K2tog* repeat *to* to last st, K1
Rows 3-8 - K1, Stockinette St to last st, K1 (The K1 at each end helps with the curling a little)
Repeat rows 1 - 8 to desired length. For a child, I had 9 repeats and I would add another 2 or 3 for an adult.
End with 2 rows of K1, *Yo, K2tog* repeat *to* to last st, K1
Bind off. (I used the sewn bind off to match the long tail cast on)
Weave in ends.
Sew buttons on. Two fairly close to the middle for a child or three equally placed for an adult. I cut two lengths of the yarns and threaded them through a wood bead then tied them together. I placed them where I wanted them, knot side down and pulled the ends through on either side of a K2tog st, then I tied them again and wove in my ends to anchor.
Wash and block gently.
Voila! A very fast knit that uses up those odd bits of sock yarns and lace yarns you had left over.
Edited to Add: Notes:
If you want to change this into a reversible scarf, simply do one less or one more row in the Stockinette rows.
It is made to fit around the neck and button on. It can be hard to keep a scarf on a little one so this should fit the bill. Sorry about the very bad picture. Apollo whuffed at the optimal moment.
Another one started. This one is quite a bit paler. I have to make two more after this one is done.
There has been a little elf wandering around our reindeer. Apparently they need to be petted before leaving and after coming home.