Learning To Knit

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Hello everyone!  Back in November I started seeing people all over the place wearing these beautiful swirly, knitted scarves and thought to myself “I need to find out how to make one”!  I am NOT a knitter.  I love handmade sweaters, scarves and hats, etc, but have always been busy doing other things to ever concern myself with knitting.  Plus I’ve always been slightly intimidated by the whole process.  Well, believe it or not, these scarves have peaked my interest, and I got busy learning how to knit (kind of, lol).  There really isn’t that much real knitting involved but if you’re a beginner like me, these scarves are the perfect way to start.Sashay ScarfThe beauty of these scarves is they are very forgiving.  You don’t have to worry about tension when knitting them, and they only take about 3 hours to complete.  The yarn also comes in different styles and colours, so there is lots to choose from.  Here is a picture of one of the balls of Red Heart Sashay yarn.  As you can see, it comes already woven, so all you have to do is stitch it together in rows to form a long chain.  You can see what the scarf looks like on a person by the model in the picture – gorgeous!Sashay YarnI have now made 7 of these!  Why so many, you ask?  Well, I have two kids in school, who each have two teachers.  I knit each one of them a scarf and gave it to them with a box of home baked goodies for Christmas.  I also knit one for myself, my mother-in-law and my daughter.  I made this mini below for one of my daughter’s stuffed animals.IMG_5192If you’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to lately, now you know the answer, lol!  I will be entering this into the Out of a Hat Challenge today, since the theme is winter, and what better way to celebrate winter than with a beautiful scarf.  If you want to try to make your own Red Heart Sashay scarf, you can check out the video on how to make these here.

Hope you’re all ready for the holiday festivities coming up, if that’s your thing.  If I don’t chat at you before Christmas, have a safe and happy holiday, and may you all receive an abundance of all the good things that come with it!  Happy ho ho!

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About papercraftnut

I am a working mom of two great kids and married to a wonderful man who is very supportive of my paper crafting addiction! I discovered paper crafts while organizing birthday parties for my kids. It was so fun to make the invitations, decorations and loot bags. The fun hasn't stopped and now I LOVE anything paper!

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    • Hi CK! You are knitter so this will be super easy for you if you decide to try it. I’m sure you’ll be rolling your eyes when you see how easy it is! But they are quite beautiful and all the rage around here.

  1. Doo-di-doo-dooo…So weird! I was just admiring a scarf like this on someone’s neck at work today, and they started telling me all about how what a great starting-knitter project this is!
    Where did you get the yarn, Tracy?

    • Hi Caroline. You can get the yarn at Michaels, Walmart and Zellers. Give it a whirl. You are crafty so you probably won’t have any problems making one. I literally watched the video and then tried it – no problem – and I have no knitting experience. Have a lovely Christmas!

  2. Great job Tracy, I wondered were you had been, now I know. Congtatulations on learning how to knit the scarves you liked so well. That is great. Now maybe you can go on from there. I cant seem to get the hang of it yet, but maybe I will try again sometime. They are beautiful. Have a great Christmas!

    • Hi Correna! Thanks for your lovely comments. If you are interested in knitting you should try one of these scarves. They are easy and VERY forgiving.
      Hope your Christmas preparations are coming together. I enjoy reading your daily posts even if I don’t have time to comment on each one. Have a fantastic Christmas and blessings to you and your family!

  3. Hi Tracy

    These are just terrific and well done for adding a new skill to your,already, huge collection of skills.

    Thanks for sharing the scarves at Out of A Hat and also for all your suppport.

    Have a great Christmas

    Love Chrissie xxx

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