Friday, November 2, 2012

Pink with a purpose....

I'm participating in the Pink Scarf Project until next October....if you would like to join this wonderful effort, click on the badge on my sidebar.

I've made these 3 scarves so far.  I didn't use patterns, just made them up as I went along, using the amount of yarn I had as a guide.  The first two were made with partial skeins I had in my stash.

This first one is a simple cowl made out of a bulky chenille yarn.  The roses are made from some old pj bottoms I had.  It can be folded in half and used as a headband too....and yes, I tried it on and it is SO CUTE!

This one is a button cowl of a soft wool blend, I had a sweet faux antique button I used to compliment the soft color.  This one will be super warm.

This last scarf I had Dean pick up the yarn for (good job, right?)   I love the triple picot edge.  It looks like a ruffle and is ultra feminine.  This one is Kaela's favorite and she is insisting I make her one "just like it."

I plan on making them all year long and then shipping them off next September.   Again, if you want to join me, click on the badge to the right and it will take you to Vicki's blog post explaining the project.  
*I've had a lot of interest in a pattern for this last scarf.  I did not write it down as I went but here is how I made it.  This pattern has NOT been tested so please be aware of that.
(I used Caron yarn for it but don't remember what hook size.  Probably H or I.)

Row 1:chain an even amount of stitches, turn.
(I chained about 6 feet worth)
Row 2: half double crochet in second chain and in every chain to the end.  Chain 1, turn
Rows 3-6: half double crochet in every stitch to the end. 
(You can make yours wider by making more rows.) 
Do NOT finish off, just begin ruffle edging.

*Ruffle edging.  Each stitch has two loops.  A front loop and a back loop.  The ruffle is made in these loops. 

*Row 7: working in front loop ONLY, work 5 chain picot stitches  Here is a link to picot stitch  all the way around the entire scarf.
*Row 8: working in back loop ONLY, work 7 chain picot stitches all the way around the entire scarf. 
Finish off.


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! You are off to a great start. I love them all (Kaela has great taste as that last one is my favorite, too). I still need to make a cowl. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Kerry said...

Great job Val ..... Kaela and I have the same taste ...... the last one is my favorite too :-)
Now, I must go and get some pink yarn and get knitting my contribution .... It is such an awesome cause :-)
Big hugs

dkuroiwa said...

yeah....i'm on Kaela's team, too....that last one is gorgeous!! i don't knit (sorry....can i still come over and play?)
my friend is a 2-time survivor of breast cancer and is now, again, going through chemo (and all its joys!). i'll go to the site to see what this is all about and if there is something for un non-knitters.
have a great weekend, my dear...
happy knitting!!!

Vicki Boster said...

I am so moved by your beautiful contributions. These are all so very beautiful-- I can only imagine how thrilled that the ladies will be to receive these precious gifts made by your heart and hands. I'm thanking you-- and I'm totally overwhelmed by your generous soul. I love you for taking the time to do this for the project. Bless your heart.

May I use your lovely pictures to showcase your treasures on my blog when they arrive?


Ps- I'm sorry to be late visiting-- we have been on a cruise for 2 weeks.

Unknown said...

I love all the pink scarfs, I think I am going to join too....I also love your little ornaments. I am working on mine right now and trying to finish a quilt. I havent pushed a quilt under a regular machine for so makes my shoulders just ache. it has become the quilting job that never ends!

Cynthia Matzat said...

Val, that last pink scarf is gorgeous! Did you crochet it? Is it a hard one to make? Do you have a pattern and would you be willing to share it? I'm not the best at crocheting, but I'm learning, and I would love to learn to make that one.


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