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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tutorial: Knifty Knitter Hourglass Scarf

When I was a kid, my grandmother tried to teach me how to knit.  Well, I wanted nothing to do with it.  I thought "That is for old people, it is boring, uncool".  Well, I wish I had paid attention.  I bought some knitting books that were suppossed to teach me how to knit but, I just couldn't grasp it.  A few years ago, I came across the Knifty Knitter.  I use it all the time and am still learning.  I am also always looking for new patterns and tutorials.  Here is one I found that I would like to share with you.

Hourglass Scarf Designed by Clella Gustin


Provo Craft Tools

  • Knifty Knitter Round Loom (blue )
  • hook
  • yarn needle

Other Supplies

  • 1 skein of Lion Brand Micro Spun (lime green)
  • 2 skeins of Lion Brand Fun Fur Stripes (south beach)
  • crochet hook

INSTRUCTIONS — Skill level: Intermediate

NOTE: This scarf is wide on the ends and narrow in the middle of the neck — like an hourglass shape—so that it fits the neck better.
Step 1: Using one strand of each of the yarns, wrap all the pegs on the loom.
Step 2: Turn around on peg 24 and knit back. Knit back and forth for 8". This makes a flat piece instead of a circular piece like a hat.
Step 3: Decrease one loop on the beginning of the next 2 rows, as follows: put the loop from the first peg on the hook and then put the loop from the second peg on the hook. Pull the second loop through the first loop and place the loop on the second peg. Now you will be knitting on 22 pegs instead of 24. Knit on these 22 pegs for 4".
Step 4: Decrease 1 loop on the beginning of the next 2 rows. Knit 4" on these 20 pegs.
Step 5: Continue this method, decreasing and knitting for 4", until you are only knitting on 12 pegs. Knit for 12". (This will be the more narrow neck section.)
Step 6: Increase, or add, one stitch on each end of the next 2 rows and knit 4". (To increase, simply wrap an extra peg on each end.) Increasing stitches creates the wider part of the scarf.
Step 7: Repeat this (increasing and wrapping 4") until you are knitting on all the pegs.
Step 8: Knit until you are 8" from the last increase.
Step 9: Use a crochet hook to remove the loops from the loom. Take the first loop from the loom and chain through. Take the next loop off and chain through both of the loops. Continue until all loops are taken from the loom. Do the crochet stitches very loosely. Pull the end of the yarn through the last loop and pull tight. (You may want to crochet a chain stitch at the beginning of the scarf to make the ends the same width.)
Note: This yarn covers up the stitches. To be able to see the adding of stitches, use knitting markers or safety pins to show increases and decreases.

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