Wednesday, February 1, 2017
I got these lovely balls of yarn from We are Knitters (WAK) at the end of the year when I first opened my Handmade by Phanessa Etsy shop and I just got so caught up and busy with pattern writing, it got put on the back burner. The color Bordeaux is amazingly rich and the yarn is so soft!
I originally started a blanket and then thought "Who am I kidding?" A scarf or something smaller would be better (for me) and faster. I had the idea of using only half of what I got to make the scarf & the other half will be part of my giveaway on Instagram.
When I first signed up for Instagram strictly dedicated to my handmade items, I never thought I would get where I am now. 1 year later and 17k followers. I hit 1k in August and then it sort of spiraled out of control (in a good way). It has been amazing and I absolutely love doing these giveaways too.
I wanted to create something simple and beautiful. Personally I'm a circular needle kind of gal but since WAK uses straight needles, I decided to make a chunky scarf using the moss stitch. In the end, I did switch to circular needles because it was much more easier on my wrist and hands.
Super Chunky Knit Infinity Scarf | 10.5" Wide | 64" Circumference
Long tail cast on
Adding new ball of yarn
Seaming the ends
Weaving in ends
The Wool Yarn (2 balls) 400 grams total | 160 Meters
15mm Knitting Needles
Yarn Needle (large eye)
co - Cast on
p - Purl
Co 18 stitches (if you want your scarf thinner and longer, cast on less stitches)
Rows 1-2: *k1, p1. Repeat from * across
Rows 3-4: *p1, k1. Repeat from * across
Repeat rows 1-4 until you have just enough yarn to cast off. Add new ball of yarn at the beginning of a new row (not in the middle of a row). Then, cast off in pattern. With the 2 short ends together, sew the edges with a yarn needle.
Weave in all ends.
Special thanks to We Are Knitters for sponsoring The Wool Yarn.