|Glasses: C/O Coastal | Floral Bracelet: C/O Go Fish | Earrings: C/O my MIL | Jacket: F21 (2 seasons ago)|
*** WARNING: I am in no way, shape, or form, a good or experienced knitter.
This is a tutorial for those of us who don't know all the tips and tricks to knitting professionally.
This is a DIY. Not a knitting tutorial. So don't make fun of me, knitters, OK? OK. ***
Gosh - Knitting takes me so long to do. Seriously. If you notice below, I started this project on our Aspen camping trip. That was the last weekend in SEPTEMBER. Haha. Truth of my procrastination comes out. I had planned this post for two weeks ago, and have kept pushing it back.
But here's the truth.
The end result? Is worth it.
And the process? Is ENJOYABLE.
I could have been tempted to tune out the world and just BOOK it through this scarf.
But, then I wouldn't had enjoyed the process of knitting. Talking while I knit. Watching TV while I knit. Knitting on the porch after a long day of work. Drinking coffee while I knit. Spending time with my puppy while I knit.
I am realizing now that I need to start another knitting project, because this project has been a bit of a form of therapy for me.
Gosh. Thriftarians are the best councilors.
ANYWAYS. Here is a quick "How To" for this scarf. All you need to know is the basic knit stitch. I am not going to go through the dirty details of tying on or casting off, but if you guys are interested in a tutorial, let me know and I will put one together for you! After all, I have just decided to start another knitting project. Remember?
So here is the start.
I bought two packs of the same type of yarn (Lion Brand). I knitted the entire first pack of cobalt blue yarn with 8mm needles. The row was 22 stitches wide.
Then, once I finished the first half, I simple tied together and trimmed the knot. I really wanted the color change to happen right at the top of a row, so I was strategic in deciding when to tie the yarns together. If you don't mind having the color start mid-row, then you can be pretty haphazard with this part.
Once you complete the second half of the scarf, you will have one long scarf that looks like this when you throw it on your desk!
Then, the last step is to simply stitch the two ends together. The good thing about sewing yarn is that it is VERY forgiving. If you pull it tight, it basically disappears.
Because I am NOWHERE NEAR a capable knitter, the two ends of my scarf were not 100% the same width. So, as I sewed the two ends together, I slightly gathered the yarn (not a visible gather) in order to make the ends eventually match in size.
And there you have it! A homemade accessory to die for. I am a bit in love with the color combo and the width of the scarf. If it were food, I would eat it for dessert. #Fatkidalert #Imnotevenadessertfan.