Knitting stuff and going on and on.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

One down, three to go.

The Peppermint Girly Scarf is done. Thanks for the idea for the name, Rhonda.

- 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)
Tapestry needle


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.


  • Nice! You might need to give a bag of peppermint candy also to the recipient of that scarf, LOL. They look so nice together! Yummy

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:17 AM, December 19, 2006  

  • Beautiful peppermint scarf. You are making major progress.

    How sweet of the elves to give the reindeer a little TLC.

    By Blogger Kristy, at 11:27 AM, December 19, 2006  

  • Charming photo of the scarf with the mints. Also, I like your idea of a gaiter (I think that's the word) for a scarf-like entity that would stay on a small girl. Also, I like how small disturbances of nature expose human behavior. Good luck with your knitting deadlines!

    By Anonymous Suzanne, at 2:19 PM, December 19, 2006  

  • Wow, what a cute little scarf - thanks for sharing the pattern, I'll definitely try this out one day soon!

    By Anonymous Dipsy D., at 12:47 PM, December 20, 2006  

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