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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Dr. Seuss Knitted Scarf for Special Olympics

The deadline for sending in the knitted or crocheted scarves for the Special Olympics is fast approaching, so I've been working on this fourth scarf whenever I go somewhere knowing I'll have to sit and wait. I may have to put the wedding gift afghan (which I'll show you soon) on hold and just get this scarf done though.

Anyway, I came across a stitch in a book of needlework (which I'll also show you soon) that I thought would make a fun scarf and I gave it a try with the Red Heart Delft Blue and White yarns of the Special Olympics Scarf project. It is coming out very much like something you would find in a Dr. Seuss book! This is not the look I anticipated, but I really like it and I think someone will enjoy wearing it just because it is so different.


Dr. Seuss Knitted Scarf for Special OlympicsI think I'm about not quite half way finished with it at this point. I don't like scarves to be too short.


Dr. Seuss Knitted Scarf for Special OlympicsDon't you just love the blue and white? Those little rings are a hoot, don't you think?


Dr. Seuss Knitted Scarf for Special OlympicsHere's a close up of one of the blue sections. You can see that the parts between the rings are knit in stockinette stitch. The rings are not actually rings since this is knit flat, but the edges curl up on their own which gives the illusion of rings.


Dr. Seuss Knitted Scarf for Special OlympicsHere's where the white joins the blue. The ring sections are actually knit in reverse stockinette. I'll share the pattern below if you would like to try it.


Dr. Seuss Knitted Scarf for Special OlympicsI've gradually lengthened the stockinette sections as I work towards the middle of the scarf. Once I decide I'm half way finished, I'll start shortening them to match the first half and also alternate the colors to match on each side as well.

So here's the pattern:
Cast on 21 stitches.

Work in stockinette stitch for about an inch ending with a knit row.

*Beginning the reverse stockinette ring section, knit into the front and back of each stitch on next row. Now you have 42 stitches.

Continue in reverse stockinette stitch for about an inch ending with a knit row.

Returning to stockinette stitch, knit 2 together all the way across next row. Now you have 21 stitches again.

Continue in stockinette stitch for as many rows as you like, ending with a knit row. *

Repeating from * to *, alternate between stockinette stitch with 21 stitches and reverse stockinette stitch with 42 stitches until scarf is desired length. Bind off and weave in loose ends.

NOTE:
Stockinette Stitch is made by working the right side row in knit and the wrong side row in purl.

Reverse Stockinette Stitch
is made by working the right side row in purl and the wrong side row in knit.

Here are links to videos you may find useful for this pattern:
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Happy Stitching!


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4 Comments:

  • Okay, I have a problem, and I need someone's help. I wanted to knit a scarf for the special olympics, but I have searched every store in my vicinity, and a couple of other cities, and cannot find delft blue or soft white. Any ideas where I can grab some? Or can I substitute, say, navy and white?

    By Anonymous Chris, At December 26, 2008 at 8:15 PM  

  • Hi Chris, I hope you check back here to read this. I couldn't find an email address for you and your return address on Blogger was set to no-reply.

    Anyway, I know that they do not want any color substitutions. However, I have enough of each color leftover to make at least one scarf, which I would be happy to mail to you. Send me a private email at hookedonneedles (at) gmail (dot) com and let me know if you are interested.

    And thanks for visiting my website!

    MGM

    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At December 26, 2008 at 8:37 PM  

  • This pattern is great. Thank you for posting it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At February 22, 2009 at 8:26 PM  

  • It is so cool how it poofs out!

    kitty-ears.com

    By Blogger Carolynn Markey, At November 23, 2013 at 1:09 PM  

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