|Woolen Rabbit Oasis yarn-Moroccan Spice color|
It's always so hard to come up with unique gifts for family and friends. Two years ago, I decided to give handmade items as gifts (paintings, knitted items). I was really nervous when the recipients opened their presents. Would they like it, what if they don't? The response was overwhelmingly positive. Not only did the recipients like their gifts but they sent thank you cards telling me how much they liked them. Since it's been so cold lately, I plan to give a lot of knitted gifts.
Brittany is living in Connecticut and gets so cold there. She really could use a knitted scarf. Brittany loves camels and has a collection of stuffed camels. I thought that she might like a camel hair scarf. I found Woolen Rabbit Oasis yarn a blend of silk and camel hair in beautiful custom dyed colors. I chose the Moroccan Spice, a deep rich Persian red with hints of gold for the scarf. When ordering from Woolen Rabbit, you must consider dye lots (the yarn is dyed for each order) and order enough yarn to complete your project. Oasis yarn has 375 yards to 100 gram skein. I wanted to make the scarf approximately 72 inches long and 7 inches wide, so I ordered 2 skeins of yarn to be one the safe side.
|Work in progress.|
Marrakesh Scarf Directions:
1 skein Woolen Rabbit Oasis yarn (70% silk/30% camel)-Moroccan Spice
Size 5 knitting needles- I am using Addi Clicks
Gauge: 5 sts = 1 inch/ 20 sts = 4 inches The gauge doesn't have to be exact since this is a scarf.
Using size 5 knitting needles cast on 38 stitches.
Row 1 (right side of scarf): Knit all stitches.
Row 2 : Purl all stitches
Row 3: K1 (edge stitch), * K2 together, K2, yarn over, K1, yarn over, K2, slip one stitch knit-wise onto right needle, knit the next stitch on the left needle and pass the slipped stitch over the one that you just knit *; Repeat from * to * to last stitch, K1 (edge stitch).
Row 4: Purl all stitches
Row 5: K1 (edge), * K1, K2 together, yarn over, K3, yarn over, slip one stitch, K1 pass slipped stitch over, K1 *; repeat from * to * to last stitch K1 (edge).
Row 6: Purl all stitches
Repeat rows 1-6 for pattern until desired length. Bind off stitches loosely. Lightly block the scarf with steam.
Note: My finished scarf ended up being 60 inches in length. I used one skein of Woolen Rabbit Oasis and knit until I was almost out of yarn, ending on Row 6 of the pattern.