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Going Green (super simple scarf)

December 7, 2011

While my yarn collection could very well take over rooms and rooms of space (much to Brandon’s dismay) I keep it condensed into a small(ish) plastic bin. The only problem with this strategy is that yarn can be easily forgotten and lost in the depths of the bin since the most recently used and newer stuff ends up on top.

A couple weeks ago I delved into the depths of the bin and found these three different yarns leftover from three completely different projects. I liked how they went together, so voila! a circle scarf.

It was super simple, and an easy way to make something fun out of scrap yarn. Perhaps I’ll dig around in that bin more often and see what other fun combos I come up with!

Simple Pattern:

I used US 13 needles

CO 18 stitches
g st (knit every row) until you run out of yarn!
sew it up into a loop when you’re done.

my “loop” ended up being 54″ in diameter, which seems to be the perfect length for wrapping it around twice.

What fun things have you made out of scraps of yarn?

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11 Comments

  • Reply aboutGoodness December 7, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Hello Steph! That´s a cool scarf you made out of scrap yarn! I like the color combination.
    I am about to make several heavy knit scarves for my family because I have way too much scrap yarn and would like to free up my space (so I can get more scrap yarn from thrift stores…. Can´t help it…)

  • Reply redbamsews December 8, 2011 at 1:11 am

    What a beautiful creation. Love the colors–so autumn and that’s my favorite. One question, how long did you make the piece? It’s seems to be the right size.

    • Reply steph December 12, 2011 at 10:58 pm

      Thanks! It’s 54″ around. Hope that helps!

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  • Reply Pat Kelly January 7, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Thanks for the pattern. I was looking for something easy since I am a new knitter. This will be great!

    • Reply steph January 8, 2014 at 8:16 am

      You’re welcome! Good luck!

  • Reply Christina Jordan January 11, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Dear steph,
    Is this knit using straight or circular needles?
    Please let me know.
    Thanks
    Christie

    • Reply steph January 15, 2014 at 7:54 am

      Hi Christie, this pattern uses straight needles and then just sew the ends together after you cast off.

  • Reply Barb Nadeau July 22, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Steph
    Did you knit the colors (balls of yarn) together or separately?
    It looks beautiful. I think I better dig to the bottom of my bin and see what I can combine together. Thanks for the pattern.
    Barb

  • Reply Christine October 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Could you make this on circular needles?

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