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Easy Lacy Scarf

Lacy Scarf

For my last Christmas gift, I am knitting this lacy scarf 🙂  I am so proud of the results that I am carrying it around in my purse to show to everybody!  The amazing thing, is how easy it is.  It looks much more complicated than it actually is.  I used the pattern from “101 Designer one-skein Wonders”  called “Marialis End-to-End Scarf” and the yarn I am using is Blue Sky Alpacas: sport weight 100% baby alpaca color 512 a beautiful burgandy.  I am using US 5 circular needles.  It is basically a “feather and fan” lace stitch with a seed stitch for the border.  You can find a similar pattern for free at Louet, but the free pattern is for a shawl that is about 3 times as wide.  I would definately suggest buying the book.  It is my favorite so far with lots of easy, quick knitting patterns (hats, scarves, socks, shawls, bags, headbands) all perfect for last minute Christmas gifts!


Last Minute Christmas Knitting! Easy men’s scarf.

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Thanks girls for last night!  Good food, good nog, and mentally challenged husbands/ boyfriends.  I am too embarassed to post Simon wearing the blue sweater with tennis balls as boobs.  So here is our first post… I am getting things started with the first scarf that I have ever completed and it was instantly stolen off of my needles by my husband, Simon, who won’t wear it “without tassles.” (unless it is wrapped on his head like a turban.)  Anyway, thank you Rob for modeling the scarf the way it was meant to be worn 🙂

Easy mens scarf

Easy men’s scarf: 
Yarn: Katia: Tundra Color 6701 (orange/yellow, Plum/moss) intertwinded “changy-color yarn”
1 1/2 skeins approx. 300 yds total (197 per skein)
Needles: US 8 (5.0 mm)

Pattern:

Cast on 26 stitches
garter stitch everything
knit all rows
(not much of a pattern LOL!)
stop when you have the right length.

OK ladies! Post away… Happy knitting all!