My very first knitting project was a knitted scarf made from Lion Homespun and two cheap plastic stick needles. I don’t know what happened to that scarf. I think I have the needles, somewhere.
The pattern is very easy and yields terrific results. The yarn is very nice and lofty, and this becomes my go-to gift scarf (particularly to men) because it is so well-received. Don’t tell them that it is also the easiest and quickest pattern to knit!
- One skein Lion Homespun yarn
- One set of #17 straight needles
Instructions: This project is worked with two strands held together and knit at the same time – pull from the center and the outside of the skein at the same time. Cast on 12 stitches using the long-tail cast on. Knit until you are nearly out of yarn. Cast off using stretchy cast off method (I use the knit 1, YO backwards, k1, pull YO over last stitch, pull first stitch over last stitch).
I was out of my usual stash of ready-to-give scarves, so picked up three skeins at Michael’s on a recent trip to the city. This project only takes a few hours – I knit up the three you see here over the weekend.
One year, I gave this scarf to everyone in my family. One thing I noticed was that every scarf was a different length. This is true for this set, also.