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Sister Scarves

Picture of Sister Scarves
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Every year I knit myself and my sister matching scarves. It is funny because she and I are complete opposites. She is a super girly girl with blond curly hair and I am a no nonsense practical gal with brown hair and eyes. People don't believe us that we are sisters. We have six years between us but our mother insisted that we dress the same.

When I learned how to knit I made us scarves they were the same style and yarn but in different colors that suited each of us. My sister's scarf was pink sparkles and mine was black variegated. This year I let her pick the yarn out and she selected Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick. Mine is Pumpkin and hers is Silver Gray.

The pattern is actually a super simple 1 line simple lace pattern called Garter Stitch Lace. It looks dense because the yarn is so thick but it is light and airy.

Here is the pattern

Garter Stitch Lace
Cast on 20 Stitches for a thick scarf 10 stitches for a thinner scarf.
Row 1: K2, YO, K2TOG repeat across
Rinse and Repeat until your run out of yarn.
Fringe in the YO spaces and your done!
doesn't knitting 2 stitches together decrease the stitch count? do you have to add stitches anywhere?
cphouse (author)  miss_adrienne_nicole5 years ago
yes a k2tog is a decrease so make sure you do the YO or yarn over as the pattern suggests this will keep your count at 20.
These scarves are absolutely gorgeous. My sister's birthday is coming up and I think I may steal your tradition! How many balls of yarn did you use to knit these?
cphouse (author)  jenlynngeist6 years ago
I used two skeins for each but they are really long. They wrap around two times and hang down. You could get away with one skein.
stinkymum6 years ago
Sisters are special and so are your scarves
Very sweet idea--love the colors!
nancych676 years ago
I started mine, I have only done 10 rows, but I can see that is going to be beautiful. The picture doesn't really show the beauty of the stitch. Thank you for sharing.
daralee6 years ago
Great job on these! What size needles did you use?
cphouse (author)  daralee6 years ago
I used size 13. It was what was recommended on the ball band.
lbassin6 years ago
I really like these scarfs. My sister and I are different also. It would be cool to make these for her.
nancych676 years ago
I love your scarfs, I will make one form myself, but I have a question the patterns says: Rinse and Repeat, What does the Rinse means?
cphouse (author)  nancych676 years ago
Oh it doesn't mean anything in the pattern. It a joke a reference to the directions you find on a shampoo bottle. Just keep following the pattern until your scarf is as long as you would like it.
trischro6 years ago
What coolness! I will have to try this stitch because, to be honest with you, I thought the scarves looked like they were crocheted. I hate to crochet! But I *will* knit something that looks crocheted.

Giving hand made gifts is a great tradition. Thanks for sharing this!
cphouse (author)  trischro6 years ago
What a nice thing to say! I get asked if my scarf is crocheted when I wear it. It is actually much more flexible than crochet I think you will be happy with it.
That's a cool tradition. My brother just gets me random stuff every year. Last year it was 10 pounds of cheese. Ten pounds! Back on topic, nice job on the scarves.
canida6 years ago
Those look neat! I bet that pattern would be gorgeous with stripes.