Monday, July 04, 2005
Well, this scarf definitely has an interesting name. It all started when my mother went garage saleing and came back with a box of novelty yarn for me.
There was one skein of Bernat Galaxy Nouveau. Now what can you do with one skein of novelty yarn? Make another scarf of course. I grabbed the only pair of knitting needles I had in the car and started swatching. Once back at work with my mom, Dad came in the room. I asked him how he liked my new yarn. He told me that it looked like the stuff you pull out of the bottom of the vacuum when it gets messed up. We all started laughing after that. So, that’s how this scarf has become known as the “Vacuum Scarf.”
1 skein Bernat Galaxy Nouveau (I used color 53330) Each skein is 50 grams or 1.75 ounces.
1 pair US No. 10 needles
Cast on 13 Inches
Knit Every Row until you reach desired length or you run out of yarn.
The great thing about this yarn is that you can’t even tell it’s just plain garter stitch.
Variation: For a stretchy, skinny scarf: Instead of garter stitch work a k1 p1 rib.
Small Amount of Worsted Weight Yarn
Size US 6 Needles
Cast on 35 Stitches
Row 1: K Across
Row 2: K1 * yarn in back of work, sl 1 as if to P, K 1, repeat from * across row.
Row 3: K1, *yarn in front of work, sl 1 as if to P k1, repeat from * across row.
Row 4: K across
Repeat these four rows until bookmark is approximately 2 inches wide.
Pin Back (Like a safety pin, but with a flat side)
Cast on 6 Stitches
Row 1: Knit into the front and back of each stitch
Row 2: Knit across
Row 3: Knit into the front and back of each stitch
Row 4: Knit across
Row 5: Knit into the front and back of each stitch
Row 6: Knit across
Bind off all stitches.
Shape into rose and seam up.
Cast on 2 stitches
Row 1: K across
Row 2: Knit into the front and back of each stitch
Row 3: Knit into the front and back of first stitch, K2, Knit into the front and back of last stitch.
Row 4: Knit into the front and back of first stitch, K4, Knit into the front and back of last stitch.
Row 5: Knit into the front and back of first stitch, K6, Knit into the front and back of last stitch.
Row 6: K across
Row 7: K across
Row 8: K across
Row 9: K across
Row 10: K across
Row 11: K across
Row 12: K across
Row 13: K across
Row 14: K across
Row 15: K across
Row 16: K2 Tog, K6, K2 Tog
Row 17: K2 Tog, K4, K2 Tog
Row 18: K2 Tog, K2, K2 Tog
Row 19: K2 Tog, K2 Tog
Row 20: K across
Using excess yarn and darning needle, sew flower to center of leaf. Weave in loose ends.
Depending on your pin back you can either sew or hot glue it to your flower.