Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Procragratification Scarf - Free Pattern

As almost all knitters will attest to, we always have a million works in progress (WIPs) that we need to finish. I have one that’s about 3 years old. However sometimes you want some mindless knitting that doesn’t require you to count stitches or lean over charts. I wanted to knit something late one night, preferably in bulky yarn, and something that would come out looking chunky and uber-fashionista. I had knit a moebius cowl using the fisherman’s rib a few times, and wondered what it would look like without the twist, and with a few more stitches. So, instead of working on the projects that absolutely must be done by early December, I took a size 13 circular needle and cast on for this scarf. Which is why it’s called the procrastination-instant gratification scarf - progratification scarf.




I intended this pattern to be free, but then I got the news that my best friend had given birth to a stillborn baby boy. I would be very grateful if you made a donation in memory of Troy A. to First Candle, an organization working to advance infant health and survival. They are "working to increase public participation and support in the fight against Stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other causes of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)." Troy is the name my friend and her husband had decided on for their son.

Procragratification Scarf
The pattern is available on Ravelry and can also be downloaded in pdf form from this link: download now

 

Size
One size

Yarn
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (80% acrylic, 20% wool; 108yd [99m]/170g [6oz]): ##135 Spice, 2 balls

Needles
US 13 (10mm) circular needle (at least 24 inches)

Notions
One stitch marker

Instructions
Cast on 79 sts, slip last stitch to left hand needle and knit together with first stitch to join in the round. Knit around once.

Rnd 1: K1 below, p1; rep till end.
Rnd 2: K1, p1 below, rep till end.

Repeat these two rows until you are almost out of yarn, knit one row around once, and bind off loosely. Block lightly and enjoy the cushy softness of this scarf you cast on for even though you have 10 other projects to complete. :)

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