Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Knit Pattern for the Special Olympics Scarf
At long last, I'm posting the pattern for my Knit Special Olympics scarf! Keeping with the basic guidelines at the site http://www.scarvesforspecialolympics.org I decided to create my own pattern...
Measurements: 6" wide x 60" long, excluding fringe.
Gauge: 11 stitches = 3” in garter stitch
Row gauge is not critical, as the rows are repeated until almost 6” is reached.
1 skein each
Red Heart Supersaver Blue (#0886) - A
Red Heart Supersaver Turqua (#0512) - B
Needles: Size 10 (6 mm) 24” circular needle
NOTE: The scarf is worked lengthwise.
Do not break off the yarn when changing to a new color. You can carry the other color up the side and pick up again, as needed, for each color change.
Using A, cast on 220 stitches, using a knit cast-on.
Row 1: k
Row 2: Using B, k
Row 3: k
Row 4: Using A, k
Row 5: k
Repeat Rows 2 – 5, until the scarf measures almost 6” wide.
Repeat Row 2 one more time (B), and then bind off in B.
The scarf should now be 6” wide and 60” long.
Cut 12” lengths of both colors of yarn.
Taking one strand for each stripe, tie a fringe across the ends of the scarf, using an A strand for an “A” stripe and a B strand for a “B” stripe.
Trim all the ends to be a uniform length.