Thursday, June 28, 2012
Scarf with built in fringe
I've been using this scarf pattern since about 2003, when I found it in Spin-Off magazine. It's knitted sideways. You cast on an odd number off stitches and work in seed stitch, k1, p1 for all rows. The clever bit is that you start each row with a new length of yarn, leaving a tail at each end for the fringe, knotting each five threads together to keep them in place and form the fringe. I'll trim the fringe when I'm finished.
The drawback with knitting a scarf sideways is that it's hard to tell exactly how long it is until the scarf is complete. I'm wondering now if I've made this one for my grandson too short. Hmmm.