A mile-long scarf?
December 29, 2009 1:15 PM Subscribe
Easy knitting or crochet project using 8 skeins of cotton 8 yarn?
posted by kristi to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I just re-learned basic knitting and crocheting last week. Yay!
With a couple of days off coming up, I'd like to do something the materials on hand ... bought years ago, with little idea of what I wanted to do.
* an H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook
* a 24" circular pair of knitting needles, size 1
* a 24" circular pair of knitting needles, size 8
* nearly 8 skeins of Mayflower "Cotton 8" yarn, ca. 170m / 50 g
* 1 skein of variegated green Red Heart Classic worsted weight 4 ply acrylic yarn (85 g)
(I'm actually looking for a use for the 8 skeins of red - I don't want to combine the two, but if there's nothing good I can do with the cotton, I'd be happy to get a backup suggestion of something I can make with 1 skein of acrylic.)
I vastly prefer useful things (scarves, hats) over decorative things (stuffed toys, doilies). I don't know any babies, so no baby or kidwear, please. I think I would prefer a knitting project over crochet, but I'm open to either.
I'm pretty happy with the practice squares I made last week - lots of half-double crochet, and lots of plain knitting and purling combos (so, stockinette, ribbed, checkerboard, but no increasing or decreasing or cable). All the knitting was done with a different skein of Red Heart worsted weight on the #8 circular needles, just using them as if they were two regular needles.
Should I make a big red scarf with this? Would it feel weird (being cotton)? Will either the #1 or #8 pair of knitting needles work okay with the thin-seeming cotton yarn? Is there something cooler I could make?
Bonus points for links to patterns or project instructions.