There is nothing I love so much as sparkly knitting! It must remind me of beautiful jewelry; gorgeous gold pieces that shine, delightful bracelets that jingle and jangle and jaw-dropping rings that may or may not be precious gems. They sparkle all the same.
Knitting is so much fun, if you are not a knitter and you are reading this, please learn to knit! The best part of all is that when you’re finished with a project, you have a brand-new scarf or sweater, blanket or afghan, kitchen accessory or curtain, but you will have something new to display! It’s so much fun watching the faces of family and friends when you give your knitting as gifts! No worries about giving a gift they already have. Oh, no!
Whenever I’m in a craft shop, be it Joann’s or Michael’s or my favorite, A.C. Moore, inevitably there will be a display of new yarn usually off to one side to catch your attention as you walk by. With me it works every time! I can’t resist some of the new yarn available these days. So there I was walking along at A.C. Moore and there was a display of Premier Spangle Yarn. Well!
The colors are all so pretty! Not to mention the sparkle! Blue is one of my very favorite colors, so I chose the Caribbean color, 2 balls. It so reminds me of the ocean in summer, all glittering and shades of aqua, blue, green and everything in-between!
I used size 9 needles and cast on 51 stitches. The pattern is a multiple of 10 stitches +1, so you can play with the widths.
Rows 1, 3, 5 and 7: K1, * yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k1; rep from *.
Rows 2, 4, 6, and 8: Purl.
Rows 9, 11, 13, and 15: K2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, * sk2p, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, skp.
Rows 10, 12, 14 and 16: Purl.
Easy to knit, but one word of caution. Spangle yarn is very “catchy”, so if your hands tend to be dry and “sandpapery” like mine (especially with the cold Winter we’ve had), then use a little hand lotion about 1/2 hour before knitting to get all those little “catch-spots” smoothed over! Other than that, the pattern moves along nicely.
I used up both balls of yarn. You could make your scarf shorter or longer or wider or not. It’s up to you! But you’re finished, you will be so surprised! Your scarf will look just like another piece of jewelry for your neck! Stunning, really!
Knitting little things like a Spangle Scarf can be so uplifting! No matter the weather, the Winter that seems to go on without warming into Spring, or your worries about everything else in your life, there is so much satisfaction with knitting something simple and sublime!
Be sure to print out this pattern and click below or in the links I’ve provided to buy your Spangle yarn, too!
As always, take your knitting to heart!