I don't know how about you, but I sometimes (ha!) buy yarn not because I have a project in mind, but because it looks pretty in a store.
Especially those novelty yarns: the fuzzies, the sparklies, the ladders and the ruffles.
I'd think: Oh, I will find something to make with it - it is so pretty!.
Then I would come home and try this and that, and nothing really looks good in this yarn, so it gets stashed at the back of my yarn closet (did I mentioned that I graduated to a YARN CLOSET?)
The other day I was going through that closet, found these yarns and it struck me -
LONG SKINNY INFINITY SCARF (a.k.a. - long loop)!!!.
So here are my before and after pictures:
Novelty yarns (Fun Fur and Ladder yarn - I don't even remember the manufacturers)
and in combination:
and a close up:
It turned out to be a Fun-Fun-Fun accessory to play with and find more and more ways to wear it.
So, if you happen to have a ball of a pretty novelty yarn and like my idea - here is the pattern:
Free Pattern: Long Skinny Infinity Scarf
Take your favorite needles: size does not really matter.
Cast on 3 st.
In every row: slip1, knit 1, purl 1
Work until you run out of yarn - the last row: k3tog, pull the yarn through.
Make a knot using yarn tails from cast on and cast off to make a long loop.
Weave in the ends.
Enjoy Playing with your new accessory!
Let me know if you have made your novelty scarf - I would love to see the pictures!
Happy Knitting everyone!