How To Make Our Support Scarves from Knitting Daily TV

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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2009
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012

This is an excerpt from Knitting Daily TV Episode 305 where Liz Gipson and Eunny Jang describe how to make our Charity Breast Cancer Support Scarf Project. The same techniques are used for our other support scarves. This video was posted with permission from Knitting Daily TV / Interweave.

How To Make Our Support Scarves from Knitting Daily TV

We've created these simple yet luxurious scarves to be knit and worn (or given away) as a show of support for various health-related charitable organizations. Knit for a Cause Scarves. There is pink for breast cancer support, orange for leukemia support, teal for ovarian cancer support, and red for heart disease awareness support.

This project is a simple and dynamic use of five different yarns all held together and worked as if they were a single yarn. It's a great way to show case these beautiful yarns and the pattern is very quick to knit, it can literally be knit in an afternoon!

Working from this many different yarns at once can present some management challenges. Eunny offers some simple solutions. One of her great solutions is to place all of your balls of yarn into one bowl together to keep them from rolling or moving around as you pull from them.

When making a scarf that requires fringe it is recommended that you cut the fringe first because you want to have as much yarn as possible left for knitting the scarf. You will need five pieces of fringe for each end of the scarf, so cut ten total.

Holding one strand each of the five yarns together as if they were one yarn, using the Long-tail method, cast-on nine stitches. Be careful to grab all the strands of the yarn. Alternatively, you could use a knitted or cable cast on if you prefer a stretchier edge.

  • Begin knitting, working in pattern every row as follows:
  • k1, *yo, k2tog. Repeat from * across row making very sure to catch all the strands together while knitting the two stitches together.
  • When you have only enough yarn left to bind off, bind off, weave in ends and attach the fringe to both ends.

This is a fabulous way to get knitting for a cause!

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