Tuesday, December 26, 2006
CONDO KNIT SCARF
Condo knitting was popular in the late 1970s. I expect some of you are too young to have participated in the fad lo those many years ago. Others of us haven’t thought about knitting that way in a very long time.
Condo knitting is a technique that uses two needles of different diameters. You knit rows alternately with one large and one small needle. For this pattern (more of a technique explained) you will use bulky yarn and one size 11 and one size 35 needle. With this combination you will have a warm and soft scarf in a couple hours.
I used Bernat Solo (86 yards), that makes a scarf 6 inch X 64 inch with 12 stitch cast on or 7
inch X 58 inch with 14 stitch cast on. With Lion Brand Homespun use US size 11 and 17 needles and cast on 16 or 18.
Bulky yarn about 85-100 yards
Pair of size US 11 (8mm) knitting needles
1 size US 35 (19mm) knitting needle
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
With the size 11 needle cast on 12-14 stitches
Row 1: K across with size 11 needle.
Row 2: K across with size 35 needle.
Repeat these two rows until about 36 inches of yarn remainins.
Knit one row with size 11 needle.
Bind off with size 11 needles.
Note: After knitting each row give a tug on the scarf. This isn’t absolutely necessary but it will assist in aligning the stitches properly.
On the other hand, I might just try using two or more strands of worsted wt. together and see what happens.
BTW, if you havent already done this one, consider yourself TAGGED. See my blog for details!!!
Happy Stitching Year! :-)
Thanks for the pattern Suaetta.. It was lots of Fun !!!
I spent the weekend making up these scarves, using a variety of yarns with a variety of needles. I have at least 5 left, after everyone in the family claimed the one they say I made for them--so these lowly 5--and any more I make--will be off to the red scarf project by the end of next week.
Kevin Nugent, Boston
Thanks for the memories,