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Mikey's new scarf incorporates the best of both worlds... that's right! It has both conventional knitting with needles and crochet incorporated into the project.
With Red Heart Magical Yarn, you can be lazy with the designs as the scarf you see is natural to the yarn ball. The yarn ball changes colour and textures on it's own. No cut strings or even a lot of brain power behind getting the really neat look of what you see.
The designers of the yarn have done the hard work of trying to get the colour combo to work together. I absolutely love the choices of this yarn ball itself.
Knitting Needles, Size 5 mm, UK Size 6 and US Size 8
Crochet Hook 5.0 mm, or Size H
1 Ball of Red Heart Boutique Magical. Colour used is called Wizard
1 Ball of Red Heart Boutique Changes. Colour used for border is called Jade.
Scarf Size is 52" Long by 9" Wide.
Delicious Yarn by Red Heart Boutique
Using Red Heart Boutique Magical, cast on 26 Stitches onto your knitting needles.
Knit all the way across. Turn.
Knit 1st 2 stitches, then pearl to the final 2 stitches, last two stitches, knit.
Repeat Step 2 & 3 for the duration of the yarn ball.
Cast off when yarn is finished up.
Cluster: Yarn over and insert your hook into the stitch. Yarn over and pull loop through. (there will be two loops on the hook). *Yarn over and into the same stitch below, yarn over and pull through loop. (3 loops on hook now). Repeat * 2 more times. You will have a total of 5 loops on your hook. Yarn Over and pull through all 5 loops. See Video below for a demo.
Turn the scarf so you are looking at the back side. We are going to be putting 4 Double Crochet Clusters all the way around. Clusters always have a good side and bad side. If your scarf is turned so you are looking at the good side, the clusters will not be attractive as the puffy look will be on the backside of the scarf.
Fasten at any corner. Ch 2, Cluster into the same fasten on stitch. Then Ch 1. Skip stitch on edge. *Cluster into the next stitch, Ch 1. Repeat * all the way across. On the corners, cluster on the corner, ch 2, cluster in the same. Use the knit stitches along the top and bottom of the scarf for your stitches. For the sides of the scarf, each row is a stitch. Essentially on the sides with each row being a stitch, when you skip a stitch, you are actually skipping a row.
How to Crochet the Cluster Stitch
Video to show Cluster Stitch starts at the 5:45 Minute Mark in the video below. I call it a puff stitch in the video but it's a cluster stitch.
Stargazer Yarn by Estelle Yarns is featured here. Many of the mass retailers are carrying a similar form of this yarn. This includes Red Heart's Ribbons Yarn. No matter which brand you have purchased, the yarn still turns out the same. This is a very easy stitch and is similar to Ruffelina by Bernat. Cast on between 6 - 9 stitches. I recommend 9 stitches as it will appear more flat. This is a fun little project.
Create a uniqueruffled fabric scarf that will make you feel like dancing! This scarf is knit through holes along one edge of the soft, sheer Sassy Fabric strip. The other edge is scalloped for a nice finish.
Easy to do and works up extremely quickly. This is the new trend for 2013 and beyond.
Get the free pattern and watch my video tutorial to help you!
If you have an Addi Express Automatic Loom Knitting Machine, you may enjoy this Color Blend Scarf Pattern. It took me only 2 hours to make it myself. I used a couple balls of Bernat Mosaic Yarn and cranked a fabulous creation. It acts as a wrap or even a scarf. I like how it is versatile.
Let the yarn do the work with the amazing colours and your friends may think you are a super star with knitting! Don't tell them you used a machine because then they may want one themselves.
We are speculating with an educated guess that Red Heart Sashay is probably America's most purchased and used yarn of all of the ruffle yarns on the market. Using only 6 stitches across, you will get nearly 1 foot of extra scarf length from 1 ball in comparison to other brands on the market. Chances are that if you are seeing someone wearing a ruffle scarf, it is probably Red Heart's Sashay.
Create this cute little frilly scarf using Bernat's Twist and Twirl. This is a 'fish net like' yarn that is interesting to work with. Unlike regular yarn or Paton's Piroutte, you have to use your eyes to determine where the stitches should appear. There really is no science to it as it's up to you. Cast on only 6 - 7 stitches and get knitting! It's really that simple. 1 Ball of Bernat Twist & Twirl equals 1 scarf.
Using massive size 100 knitting needles, Mikey created this scarf using yarn that resembled a ribbon. Follow the simple pattern and knit back and forth. The type of yarn was unknown as it was picked up in a discount bin as an incredible find.
Introducing ruffle scarves by Patons. This yarn is called Pirouette. Though it's similar to Red Heart Sashay, it's very different as well. The white fluffy edges remind Mikey of snow that has fallen ever so lightly onto the scarf. It is gorgeous. 1 Ball is one scart which is about 4 feet long.
Ruffelina by Bernat is a yarn that is marketed for Breast Cancer Awareness. It is a ruffle yarn and provides a very tight looking frill. Cast on only 6 stitches and you will get about 4 feet of scarf by the end with just one ball of yarn. This is really a no brainer and it's a relatively quick scarf to work on.
A fun little project using the ever popular fun fur type of yarn. Mikey used Moxie Yarn by Patons in order to create this cute little scarf. Very easy pattern as you only need to cast on 7 stitches and knit back and forth. 2 balls of yarn made a 76" long knitted scarf.
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