In this episode of threadbanger, Corinne shows you how to make a very simple yet fashionable pidge scarf. Using the knitting techniques from a previous tutorial, this scarf is an awesome fashion accessory for both the guys and the girls.
size 15 needles
thick bulky yarn
needle and thread
1. The first thing you should do before starting this project, is watch our knitting tutorial from a previous episode. We used a size 15 needle and some thick bulky yarn
2. For starters cast about 14 stitches on your needle (that makes the rectangle about 7 inches wide). Using the information you learned from the previous knitting episode create a rectangle thats about two feet long. Then measure it around your neck to make sure it is the correct length.
3. Before you get to the end of your stitching you're going to add the buttons, so pick out two you would like to use. We used a large circle button and a large triangle button, but you can use really whatever you like, as long as its larger in size.
4. Once you've picked out your buttons, hold them up to the stitches on your needle to see how many stitches wide your button is, to determine how many stitches you are going to have to cast off to create your button hole. Our button took up about two stitches.
5. So, you are going to knit the first two stitches, and cast off the second two (or determined amount for the button hole). Then knit the rest the same until you come to the two second to last stitches which you cast off, and then knit the last two. The places you cast off the stitches will create a button hole.
6. After you finish that row of stitching, you want to finish off the holes. So, knit the first two stitches, then using your finger create two more loops where the hole is , knit regularly until you get to the second gap, add two more loops onto your needle, then finish off the last two stitches.
7. Next knit a 4 or 5 more rows after the holes, and cast off the final row, tuck and hide the remaining tails to finish up your edge. (to learn to cast off watch the previous episode on knitting)
8. Try on your scarf to determine exactly where the buttons will go. Overlap the ends of the scarf, while its around your neck, with the button holes on top. The buttons will be sewed onto the long side of the bottom layer, where the two edges meet. Use pins where the button holes meet the bottom layer to measure exactly where each button will go.
9. Remove the scarf from your neck, and place the button where you marked with the pin. Remove the pin and sew on the button starting from the back. Then do the same for the other button.
10. All thats left is to try it on! This is a great for both guys and girls.