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Day 20 – 31 Day Challenge – Off the Deep End with Circular Scarves

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

OK, I admit that I seem to have developed a habit.  A circular scarf habit.  I hope it’s not too boring to read about circular scarf post after circular scarf post, but this is what happens to me sometimes and believe it or not for me, this is a very good sign.  When I started my business Knot Ugly, the business was born out of a need to get rid of all the hats I had piled up.  Everyone I knew already had at least 2 of my hats and I couldn’t stop making them so I decided I would start selling them.  My friend, Crochet Kim, who I work with calls this, putting a study on something.  I’m putting a study on circular scarves.  It is very satisfying to make these because they are fast, soft, beautiful and keeps you warm on a cold day.

This scarf is like the one I made for my friend Oona, but with different yarn so I had to compensate by increasing the number of stitches and I also tweaked the pattern, by mading it slightly longer in length and narrower in width (when worn) so that it stands up a little higher on my face and neck.  Now I have my own circular scarf. I think I’m in love.   Really, I have an unreasonable love for a scarf.

Day 20 – Off the Deep End with Circular Scarves

Here’s how I made this scarf:

I used a chunky wool yarn with a carrier yarn that was really soft and fuzzy.  I used size 15 needles and cast on 18 stitches.  I made this scarf using the moss stitch, which means knit 1, purl 1 across one row and then the opposite on the next, purl 1, knit 1.  I made 50 rows and then crocheted the entire piece to itself.  PS. This is my last circular scarf post.  I promise.

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!