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Day 12: 31 Day Challenge – Skinny Circular Neck Scarf

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

When I realized I was planning on giving away a series of projects, part of my paying it forward in 2011 that I posted from the Facebook fan page, I decided that I needed to do projects that would fit anyone as I don’t know the sizes of each of the people who are winning something that I’ve created.  Also, people seemed so excited about scarves that I thought it would be good to stick with scarves for the give-aways.  What I decided to to was to start pulling yarn out a basket of yarn that I have.  With each project I was trying to create something unique and distinctive.  All of the projects I’m giving away are knitted on size 15 needles (that’s what was in the basket) except for one which was crocheted.

This piece, the skinny circular neck scarf is made from chunky wool yarn and I also used a carrier yarn, but the name escapes me right now. It is an uber soft, fluffy yarn to make this scarf unbelievably soft.  I knitted a row and purled a row throughout this scarf to make it smooth on the outside and warm on the inside.  When I was done I stitched it together and added a row of crochet to the top and bottom using the extra soft yarn.  This adds some stability to the piece and helps it stand up properly.

Day 12: Skinny Neck Scarf –

When I finished this scarf I realized that it could have doubled as a hand muffler/warmer too.  You know those old school hand muff things.  All it needs to complete this look is a long enough piece of yarn that is chain stitched and attached to the piece on both sides.

This skinny Scarf is for Stephanie.  Thank you for paying it forward with me in 2011!

In case you didn’t read my first blog post about this project . . . this post is part of a 31 day challenge I am doing to bring more creativity, stories and solutions to my life.  I have been using my creativity almost exclusively for work in the recent past and for the month of January I will creating things for my personal life, talking about them and taking pictures.  I would love input from readers as to which project you enjoy the most and if I get enough comments on one particular project I’ll turn it into a tutorial after the 31 day challenge of crafting, stories and solutions is over.  So please let me know what you like!