After many years absence from knitting, I got re-energized not long ago and went on a scarf-making binge. I made more than 40 scarves based on my own designs, and no two were the same. Long, short, fuzzy, soft, silky, lacy, heavy, bright and fringed, I made them all. Then, I gave them all away as gifts.
I learned some things from my knitting binge:
- people love hand-knit scarves.
- both making and giving them was very satisfying.
- small changes make big differences!
It is this last point that intrigues me: small changes make big differences!
All three of the scarves shown here use exactly the same stitch pattern, but they look totally different. Customizations are suggested to make looks suitable for anybody - including the guys in our lives.
Get ready to experiment and create your own unique scarf!
Not critical for this project.
|Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized|
My mom and grandma instilled in me a love for making things. I remember learning to knit from my mother when I was about 7. I made the most awful slippers imaginable - misshapen and ugly, but I ...
My mom and grandma instilled in me a love for making things. I remember learning to knit from my mother when I was about 7. I made the most awful slippers imaginable - misshapen and ugly, but I wore them until they were no longer wearable.
Those ladies taught me so much more than crafts, even as they were using crafts as examples. Do your best. Finish what you start. Take pride in what you do. Don't waste what you have. I've been making 'stuff' ever since, and feel that I honor them by continuing the traditions of hand-crafting. I did get better at making 'stuff' as I grew up, and never forgot the lessons or those ridiculous slippers.
My suggestion: whatever else you do, go to your knitting bag and make stuff!