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Michaele
12-19-2008, 05:18 PM
Hey you guys. I'm a beginner knitter (hee hee) and I've already completed my first scarf. It's a Christmas present for my boyfriend and I think it turned out quite well. ^_^ However, I also wanted to make gifts for 4 other family members: my mother, my two sisters (25; 17), and my niece (7). I'm pressed for time, so I know that I probably won't be able to do much, probably just scarves for them as well. But I don't have time to make really long ones. I remember seeing on television a scarf that enabled the wearer to pull one end through the other end, kind of like a tie. So the scarf would have slits on either end, and would be a lot shorter and not as time consuming. But I'm not quite sure how to do this.

So to sum it all up:

1. How do I create slits in a scarf?

2. What should my next project be?

Thanks!

reeny
12-19-2008, 05:34 PM
This link (http://alison.knitsmiths.us/pattern_beginners_scarves.html) has a ribbed keyhole scarf pattern that doesn't look too difficult. Here (http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kfancyf-keyholeScarf.html) is another one that looks like a really quick knit because of the yarn.

Google keyhole scarf and see what you come up with.

sorifes
12-19-2008, 06:37 PM
OMG that's cool! I don't know why I didn't ever think of that lol

Quiltlady
12-19-2008, 07:20 PM
That's great you are enjoying your knitting. Personally, I don't like long scarves. I knit mine to be tucked into the top of my jacket.

Mulderknitter
12-19-2008, 07:49 PM
One idea for a quick knit scarf I used when I was a beginner was to strand two yarns togther. It made it nice and thick, and was quicker to knit.
If you are pressed for time, you could also do a few dishcloths. Whip one up, include a nice soap, and you are ready to go. this website has a nice link in the patterns section to easy dishcloths. :muah:

Michaele
12-20-2008, 11:03 AM
Thanks you guys. The links were helpful. ^_^