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Knitting Scarf With Boucle Yarn

To some of us knitters, boucle yarn can give us a hard time. Our knitting needles get caught in those little bumpy areas causing us to split the yarn. If you have the same problem, give this textured yarn another chance, just as I did.

Use a size bigger knitting needles. Instead of size US 11, use size US 13, which are 9 mm needles. With the chunkier tip of your knitting "sticks," it will be much harder to poke into the yarn. On top of that, you can emphasize already textured yarn to look even more 3D by using a seed stitch for any of your future boucle projects. That is exactly what I did with my donated yarn - I knitted a lovely plush scarf for the library, where I teach knitting. The staff will give it away to someone as a prize for summer reading. All librarians loved it.

Video For Righties
Video For Lefties


Measurements of the scarf:
Width - 11" (27 stitches)
Lenght - 52" after using entire ball of yarn


Materials (I may receive a commission if you make an online purchase using these links - thank you if you do):
Michaels on line store, OR Hobby Lobby, OR Jo-Ann Fabrics, OR Walmart 

1 big ball of donated Boucle Yarn, Lion Brand, Homespun - most likely 6 oz, 185 yds
Knitting needles #13 (9 mm)
Scissors


Abbreviations:
CO - cast on
K - knit
P - purl
BO - bind off


Step-by-Step

CO 27 sts

Row 1           *(K1, P1)* - 13x, K last st, turn

Repeat Row 1 until you have left about 56" long tail, then BO all the stitches and weave both ends in.


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Crocheted or Knitted Baby Crowns

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