Off to the Races – A Double Knit Scarf

My niece loves horses!  I stumbled across this pattern a few years back and had been putting it off because it was double knit.  Last year, I bit the bullet and tackled a new skill.  I am happy the holiday’s are over and I can now share the project with you.

The double knitting did take a little while to wrap my brain around, but once I got the hang of it, the scarf moved along.  I do admit that double knitting takes longer than knitting two separate scarves, but I love how it turned out. As you can see in the photo above, one side is teal green sparkly yarn with brown horses, the other is brown with teal horses.  Double knitting did create a super warm scarf that will be great in cold weather. The scarf became the foundation piece for an entire set.
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Crocheted Scarf

crochet - easy textured scarfI recently took a crochet class. I have never been able to master crocheting, even though I tried several times.

I finally did it.  I was able to complete this scarf after one class.  The pattern can be found on Ravelry.  This Textured Easy Scarf uses both double and single crochet.  I used an entire skein of Red Heart yarn to complete.

While I think I will continue to focus on knitting, it is nice to have another skill in my repertoire for when I find a project I love that uses crocheting.