Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Stitcher's Wardrobe: Suncook Scarf Outfit and Pattern

Today's shirt is one of those items that I think goes with everything.  Old school button up styling and a cheery bright color, and vintage buttons too.  My jeans are from deep in my closet -- they had been retired to work clothing because of their revealing nature. A little zig zaggy machine stitching, a patch, and a whirl in the washer with some blue dye, and they're back in action, grocery store appropriate.

One day while knitting a pair of mittens I got to thinking ... if I can knit two tubes at the same time, can I knit three? Yes. Can I link them together to make one piece of fabric? Yes. That's where the inspiration for this ultra thick scarf came from. 

The pattern for this scarf and the jar scarf below are available today! If you are interested there is a "buy now" button over there ---> Scroll up to the top to find it.

The Suncook Scarf
Bust out your stash! With one long circular needle and the magic loop, use up all your bits and bobs of yarn with a clever method of color-blocked quilted knitting. There are no ends to weave in! Make a scarf for yourself and a scarf for your jar.
Samples worked in various worsted weight yarns from stash. The largest size can be completed with approximately 450 yards. Your mileage may vary.
Suggested Needles
US size 4 (3.50mm) straight needles
US size 8 (5.00mm) 40” long circular needle
3 yarn bobbins
16 stitches = 4 inches (10cm) in
3¾(4½-5¼-6---7½-9-10½) inches wide by your desired length
Skills Used
Working a small circumference in the round on a long circular, otherwise known as ”Magic Loop”.


Kristy said...

First, I love your outfits, especially your color choices. I have a question. When you overdye your denim, what kind of dye do you usually use?

Ellen Mason said...

Thanks Kristy! I use Pro Chem & Dye MX Fiber reactive dye. Sometimes art stores sell it in small bottles called Procion. They're easy to use and cellulose fiber specific.

cal said...

i love that the jeans are now elevated to "grocery store appropriate". lovely cheerful outfit! the patchwork knitting technique is very alluring...