Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I met up with a friend yesterday for lunch. I had many errands to do before hand so I was at the restaurant a lot early (about an hour). So I packed my baby up in the stroller and went for a walk over to Hobby Lobby. Yarn browsing of course! On the way we passed Old Navy, so we went in and looked around, hoping to find some pants on clearance for my kiddos, no such luck with that. I did come across a scarf I liked $17.00. WHAT! I know I'm so cheap, but it was just a plain garter stitch scarf, knit loosely in 4 different colors. How difficult can that be? So I decided ill make one instead. As you all know I'm knitting gifts for Christmas, this will be perfect. At Hobby Lobby, I picked up some Lion Brand Jiffy, 5 coordinating skeins. That way I can make a variety of scarves and no to will be exactly the same. I spent $15 on the yarn and can make o maybe 5 scarves with that! And I completed it in one evening! HA, got ya Old Navy. So here it is................
the Old Navy Inspired Scarf!
What you need:
less than one skein (very little actually) of 4 different colors of bulky yarn
I used Lion Brand Jiffy
color A: Taupe Mist
color B: Slate
color C: Caffe'
color D: Oat
Size 15 US needles (recommend using circulars worked back and forth 32" would be best or as long as you got.
Gage 9 sts in 4 inches of garter stitch
To make the scarf:
NOTE! be sure to knit this back and forth as if on straight needles DO NOT JOIN IN THE ROUND!!!
Using color A, cast on 160 sts. work in garter stitch (knit all rows) for 4 rows
switch to color B, work 4 rows garter stitch
switch to color C, work 4 rows garter stitch
switch to color D, work 4 rows garter stitch
BO all sts loosely
Finishing -- weave in ends (the old navy one had tassels, I opted out of the tassels)
WOW! wasnt that quick, you knitted up a gift in a matter of a few hours!
Posted by Julie at 7:51 AM