Friday, December 9, 2011

How does a knitter decorate for the holidays

How else but by knitting scarves for the mugs!
I actually got this idea from a very old Bon Appetit magazine.  They were featuring a small town in up in the mountains of France (Chamonix, I believe...and I have been there so it caught my attention).  Years later, World Market ended up selling these mugs scarves (lucky me!) so I bought what they had and knit up the rest myself. 

To knit up these scarves, I recommend sock weight yarn on a size 1 needle.
CO10 sts for a flat scarf - working up a small 1x1 rib along each edge until scarf measures 17 1/2" long.  
If you want to mimic the store bought scarf:
CO20 sts and join in the round. 
Knit until scarf measures 17 1/2".  BO all sts, add fringe to each side -- approx. 1 1/2" long (cut 3" lengths).
Block well to prevent curling.  
If desired, embrodiery candy canes, Xmas trees or snowflakes on one end of the scarf.

It may be alot of work - but it is so worth it.  I have had these scarves for at least 10 years and I don't feel festive until I drink my coffee out of a scarf laden mug!
Cheers!

1 comment:

Knitting Nerds said...

And they look so festive sitting out on your counter. I love them! Can't wait for my "drink" next week... wink, wink...

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