Make 1 Give 1 Scarf

Make 1 Give 1 Scarf
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Knit or crochet a scarf for yourself and 1 for charity in honor of National Heart Disease Awareness Month! February is National Heart Disease Awareness Month. Heart Disease is the number one killer of women. As a way to remind women of the dangers of heart disease, wear the color red. I have designed these scarves to help spread awareness of the United States’ leading cause of death among men AND WOMEN. Why not knit one for yourself and knit one to donate to your local cardiac unit? The local hospital may be collecting red scarves to give to heart patients and you can help!

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Material:  135 yards of bulky weight yarn per scarf in the color red. (The samples were made with Yarn bee Tender Touch Red Velvet #105.)
Size  11  knitting needles
Size K crochet hook
Yarn needle
Stitch markers

Gauge: 3  stitches per inch for knitting scarf
            [Dc, ch1, dc]  per inch for crocheted scarf

Knit Scarf

Cast on 16 sts
Row 1 -6: K in each stitch across.
Row 7:  P in each stitch across.
Row 8: K in each stitch across.
Row 9: P in each stitch across.
Row 10- 13: K in each stitch across.
Row 14: (K2tog, YO) repeat to last two stitches, K 2.
Row 15- 18: K in each stitch across.
Row 19: P in each stitch across.
Row 20: K in each stitch across.
Row 21: P in each stitch across.
Row 22-152: K in each stitch across.
Row 153: Repeat row 21.
Row 154: Repeat row 20.
Row 155: Repeat row 19.
Rows 156- 159: Repeat row 15.
Row 160: Repeat row 14.
Row 161-164: Repeat row 13.
Row 165: Repeat row 9.
Row 166: Repeat row 8.
Row 167: Repeat row 7.
Rows 168-173: K in each stitch across.
Cast off, and weave in ends.

Crochet scarf

Chain 13
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, ch 2 turn.
Row 2: Dc in 1st sc, *Skip next ch, (dc ch1 dc) in next sc, repeat across to last sc, dc, ch1,turn.
Row 3 -58: Repeat row2.
Row 59: Sc in each dc across.
Finish off and weave in ends. If you choose you may add 4 inch fringe on both ends. Lightly block.

 

About The Author

Melanie has more than 25 years experience as a Hands-on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving and tatting. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, fiber fairs; as well as in 4-H programs around Idaho. She has been designing her own unique projects and patterns for numerous year and she has spent several years as a pattern tester for many yarn and design companies. You can usually find her working on something or planning her next project.