Christmas Treasure Scarf

It’s been a busy month! Thanksgiving came and went in a rush, then our second grand daughter, Marisa Marie, made her appearance on Monday, December 2. In between babysitting, dog walking, Christmas shopping, and knitting, there wasn’t much time left over for anything else. (Throw in a lost weekend due to a stomach flu.)

I love this time of year. It’s been colder than usual here in NJ, but the weather is always fine indoors!  Bright lights, all the colors of the rainbow, tinsel and garland, and all the decorations that go with Christmas-time. There’s just nothing better than firing up the woodstove or fireplace and enjoying some good quality time indoors.  Add a steaming hot cup of hot chocolate or tea, and you’ve found nirvana!

For December, an Infinity Scarf is just perfect! You know what they are; scarves with no beginning and no end. Joined at the ends, they can lay flat or be twisted once or twice. The pattern here is for a double-twisted “moebius” scarf.  The moebius pattern is called such because if you were to walk along the length of it, you would return to its starting point, having walked the entire length of the scarf without ever crossing an edge. Pretty cool!

For my Christmas Treasure Scarf, I used Red Heart Boutique Treasure yarn . The yarn is 70% acrylic and 30% wool. It’s warm and soft as baby-skin! The colors that are available are sure to please. I chose Watercolors; and that’s just what it looks like.

 

Watercolors infinity scarf

 

Here’s my Piper looking so pretty in her Christmas scarf! (Even if it’s not really hers.) Don’t you just love her graceful doggie-toes!

Piper with scarf

 

Use a larger needle, size 10 or larger.

2 skeins of yarn

Note:  C4F – slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, k2 from the cable needle.

Cast on 56 sts.

Row 1:  K1 tbl, p1, [k1, p1] 2 times, [k4, p4] 5 times, k4, [p1, k1] 2 times, p1, wyf sl last st p-wise.

Row 2:  K1 tbl, k1, [p1, k1] 2 times, [p4, k4] 5 times, p4, [k1, p1] 2 times, k1, wyf sl last st p-wise.

Rows 3 and 4:  Rep rows 1 and 2.

Row 5:  K1 tbl, p1, [k1, p1] 2 times, [C4F, p4] 5 times, C4F, [p1, k1] 2 times, p1, wyf sl last st p-wise.

Row 6:  Rep row 2.

Rows 7-10:  Rep rows 1 and 2.

Row 11:  Rep row 1.

Row 12:  K1 tbl, k1, [p1, k1] 2 times, [p4, C4F] 5 times, p4, [k1, p1] 2 times, k1, wyf sl last st p-wise.

Rep rows 1-12 until piece measure approx. 46″.

Bind off in pattern.

To finish: fold in half, align short ends. Twist one side once and sew end together. Weave in ends.

Once you’re finished, you should have something like this:

 

Double Twist Scarf

You can finish one of these in a weekend. They make great gifts and are always appreciated when it’s cold outside!

Then you can get down to the true treasures in your life, like my loves, my grand daughters, Julia and Marisa!

 

Julia & Marisa Dec 2013

 

Remember, to always take your knitting to heart!

 

 

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