Knitting Project 1: Nerds Scarf

14 Dec

Crafts

I enjoy giving gifts that take consideration, time and effort into it. Aside from thinking about what people can use or appreciate, i also give handmade items. This christmas, i decided to give Mr. Catfish and his immediate family sacarves, or something knitted.

This first scarf, is made from one of the skiens my grandma left me. I looked at it and showed my friends, “So i guess this one is never going to be used”. i thought the colors were too bright and might be tacky but Mr. Catfish said “actually it reminds of Nerds” and 20 rows later another friend, Mike wants to eat it. So i guess its going places. Have a look at mike and the epic journey of his bench at : chroniclesofthebench.tumblr.com

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Its a heavy weaight but i wanted it extra warm so i cast on 25, you only really need half of that. The scarf is about as wide as my hand. Feel free to change the size based on your needs and yarn, best way is to do a 1″ swatch so you know how the needles and yearn work together. Take note of how many stitches it was and just adapt that to the size you want you finished product to be. Just change the 25 to the number of how many you cast on.

Im doing a very simple pattern since the yarn itself is already very out there. Pardon the bad photo, i just couldn’t sleep and could have dragged out a back drop, but i didn’t.

This is a basic rib stitch:
nerds scarfso cast on 25.
Knit 25
Purl 25
Knit 25
Purl 25
Knit 25
Knit 25
Purl 25
Knit 25
Purl 25
repeat 14x

The pattern got boring and monotonous at this point so i decided to mix it up a bit. If you decide to do this, the key is to make sure its symmetrical on the other side of the scarf.

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p25
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p25
k25
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repeat
p25
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p25
k25
p25
k25
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repeat 4 times

k25
k25
p25
p25
k25
p25
k25
p25

k25
p25
k25
p25
k25

K25
P25
K25
P25
K25
K25
P25
K25
P25
repeat 14x

Repeat until you reach the length you want or finish the skein.

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