Friday, April 15, 2011

Scarf from He**, finally done! Pattern included

I'm happy to report I'm FINALLY done with the scarf I'm fondly referring to as my "Scarf from He**" (see my post "Scarf with Boucle...for my sins..." for further details).

I got around the sticky boucle issue (pun intended) by knitting the boucle yarn together with Caron Simply Soft, which made the boucle slightly easier to deal with.  Needless to say, the Simply Soft palette boasted no "camel" or "beige" color choices, so I decided to go with "Bone."

Believe it or not, people actually think the scarf looks all right; so, I figured, why not put out the "pattern," such as it is, for people:


Measurements: 6" wide x 62" long, excluding fringe.

Gauge: 2.5 stitches = 1” in garter stitch

Row gauge is not critical.


     1 skein each

     Bernat Soft Boucle - Natural (#06703) - A

     Caron Simply Soft - Bone (#9703) - B

     Needles: Size 13 (9 mm) needles

     Hook:  Size N15 (10 mm) crochet hook

     Using A and B together, cast on 15 stitches, using a knit cast-on.

     Work in garter stitch until the scarf measures 65” long.*

     Bind off.


     Double up Color B and, using a size N15 (10 mm) crochet hook, crochet into the garter stitch "nub" selvage at the row ends.  Crochet in slip stitch up the scarf and all the way around, making a border.

     Bind off and weave in all ends. 

The length shortened due to the crochet border step, which is why a length of 65" is knitted, but the finished result is 62".


  1. Cool that you managed to get the yarn to perform right. Wouldn't have thought of joining it with Caron. Never tried boucle yarn before. I'm currently knitting up a throw using size 50 needles using Homespun yarn. It's weird using them since they're so freaking huge! The yarn is wonderfully soft but expensive! $6.99 at Michaels, luckily they had them on sale recently for half that. A very rare occurrence for that yarn.

  2. Now, I admire you! I can't knit with Homespun to save my life! Actually, the picture doesn't show it very well, but the Caron Simply Soft gives of a slight sheen, so it's a nice contrast to the boucle.

  3. It's not really hard, it's just irritating when the needles go through the yarn. Not only that, it sheds something fierce! But I still like it, might make a scarf out of what's left.