Saturday, October 11, 2008

Twister Scarf

Twister is a fun scarf to crochet and wear! It can be worn hanging, or by folding it lengthwise and draping the ends through the loop created.

Yarns used: Malabrigo Worsted Merino~1 skein (216 yards)
Hummingbird colorway

Invictus Yarns Captain~ 2 skeins (218 yds each)
Cherish colorway

Hook Size: Crochet Hook size I
Notions: Tapestry needle for weaving ends

Gauge: I got 4 st/inch DC and the finished scarf is 65 inches long on the scarf shown.

Ch=Chain stitch
SC= Single Crochet
DC= Double Crochet

Chain 151 stitches loosely, or as needed to get preferred length. (keeping in mind that more yarn may be needed for a longer scarf)

Row 1: SC in second ch from hook. SC in each ch across. Turn. (150 stitches)
Row 2: Ch3 (counts as DC). 2 DC in first SC. 3 DC in each stitch across. Turn. (450 stitches)
Row 3: Ch3 (counts as DC). DC in first DC. 2 DC in each stitch across. (900 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in ends. You may need to rotate spirals to line up from each end. They will twist easily, or you can let them do their own thing for a more ruffled look.

For a more ruffled version, as pictured above using 2 skeins of  Invictus Yarns Captain SW in the Cherish colorway, work the first 2 rows of the scarf as described above and proceed to the following steps:

Row 3: 2 hdc in each stitch across
Row 4: 2 hdc in each stitch across
Fasten off and weave in ends. 


jkboller said...

This is a lovely and simple pattern, but for some reason, I can only print part of the pattern...tried the control print trick too...

Arielle said...

I am having the same problem with printing. I don't know if it is an issue with blogger or not. Do you have a program that allows you to print a window? (I am on a mac and have Grab which allows me to print a whole window independent of the actual web page.)

The other thing you can try is to select the text then copy-paste into a text file.

WannaGarden said...

hanx for input! I will definitely see if I can figure out what's up with the printing issue....but am not the most tech-savvy person, so please bear with me!

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Ok...the copy and paste thing to a new test file worked...even included the pictures. other solution was to just write it down by hand, but glad to be reminded of the copy-paste option! Thanks!

WannaGarden said...

I have the patterns set up with PDF downloads in Ravelry, but am working on how I might be able to link them here, too, to help with the printing issues.

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

I'm printing it now...I there a way to get it down to two pages?? I tried shrinking it, and it just won't format to two pages...anyway, want you to know, I finished my first one about a week ago!! Looks so pretty!! I knit sort of loose, so I was short by about 6 inches on the final row, but ended the scarf anyway and it still looks good since the twisting makes it fun and hides it a bit...

Anyway, going to get another twister scarf going so I can bring it to jury duty tomorrow...with plastic hook so I can get it past security!!!:)


WannaGarden said...

I deleted 2 of the pics to try and make it easier to print. When I preview the edit, it shows the pics side by side, with the text underneath, but it actually posts with the pictures lines up vertically and text around the pics, so I'm not sure how much smaller it will turn out, but hope it works out!

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Thanks, Wanda!!

I've been cranking these scarves out for Christmas presents!! I think I have the pattern memorized by now!:)

Kathryn said...

Thank you! This is just sublime. I can crank these puppies out watching the snow, the ice, the freezing rain. The snow, the ice, the freezing rain.....

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Posted my Twister Scarves at ravelry!!