Scarves may just be the perfect winter accessory. They serve so many purposes - warmth, style, flash of color, and expression of spirit. They can be as simple or as complex as suits your knitting mood. And best of all? One size fits everyone!
Today, I have a few possibilities for you.
You can wear it in the traditional style as shown above. Here, I have twisted it twice, which makes it super warm and cozy.
Untwisted, the scarf looks like this:
You can wear it as a shawl with the help of a lovely pin.
Or, with a single twist, you get more of an open drape that makes it good as a wardrobe accessory.
My favorite is definitely the double twist.
But, what if you are looking for something to get you through the bitter, stinging cold that hits in January? How about the Last Hurrah Scarf?
Only one skein of Cascade's Magnum, US 17 or 19 needles, and 3 to 4 hours of your time and you have an awesome scarf and perhaps even a quick gift.
Or what about showing off your school spirit? I thought we needed a Bowdoin scarf to support the hometown team, so I cast on for a double thick school colors scarf.
It takes 4 skeins of Cascade 220 - 2 each of your colors. Cast on about 55sts on a US 7 16" circular. Join to knit in the round. Knit 25 rows in each alternating color. Bind off, leaving enough yarn for tassels.
Check out Luanne's version:
Notice the colors? They were actually picked for a school in another part of the state, but happen to be Brunswick High School colors!