05 August 2008

Skinny Scarf Tutorial

Scarves are versatile accessories. Super skinny scarves look great with a tank and jeans. Simply wrap around your neck several times and you are glamorous. And skinny scarves are amazingly simple to create.

You don't have to bust the bank to use scraps of yarn or buy a single skein.  Achieving different styles is as easy as varying the stitches and yarn.

Scrap balls of yarn or on skein
Crochet hook or knitting needle
Piece of cardboard to size (optional)

Skill: Beginner to intermediate

Time: An evening watching tv or a movie

Crochet: Ch desired width of scarf (varies with hook/yarn ply). Ch 2 and turn. DC (British TC) in each hole until reach end of row. Ch 2, turn, and continue until yarn is depleted or desired length is met. Weave in ends

Knit: Cast on desired width. Knit rows until yarn is depleted or desired length is met. Knit/Purl stitches can be alternated to add texture. Cast off. Weave in ends.

Suggestions: Dig into your stash to create a unique bohemian look. Add stripes by alternating yarns. Or simply grab a handful of yarns and knit or crochet them together. Add tassels for fun and flair.

Find more ideas and patterns at Knitty,  RavelryAntiCraft, and Craftster.

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