Thursday, October 14, 2004

Scarf Challenge

November 14th is the deadline.

It's a toy drive, and a hat, mitten, and scarf drive.  All to benefit our local Salvation Army.

My goal is to make one scarf per day until November 14.  This means my goal is to have at least 30 scarfs done by then.  As of this morning, as I rub my sleepy eyes, I have four done.

I'm not using any patterns; I'm just making it up as I go along.  You can do the same.  Just pick a simple stitch ... the single crochet, the half-double crochet, or the double (each stitch will make a different density fabric), then decide if you want to work in length, or width.

My general rule for making scarves for warmth, is to make a scarf that's as tall as the person, and to omit fringe for young children (for safety).  My rule for width, is to make it about as wide as their hand, and perhaps a bit wider than that.  Remember, these scarves are for staying warm, especially here in the New England weather which can get quite raw.

If you need a pattern to create a scarf from, then there are many websites, such as my own, that offers them.  There's many books available too.

If you get stuck, just remember to give the website StitchGuide.com a quick visit.  They have little videos you can watch on your PC for free.

In the meantime, I've got just enough time this morning to sneak in a few more stitches on the scarf I started last night...

2 comments:

shooser1 said...

I'm very impressed Dee!  One per day???  Thank you for the making info.  I can't wait to make my own!  Sheila

ggal3133 said...

what a great idea and your doing so good! You'll have to keep us updated on your progress :)

I ordered that scarf kit that aids Breast Cancer research, just waiting for it to get here.