Thursday, February 21, 2008
knit caterpillar scarf pattern
I loved the colors of this yarn and instantly thought of a caterpillar scarf!
1 skein each of of Lion Boucle (2.5 ounce/70 gram) in lime, tangerine, and blueberry
1 pair of size 11 (8mm) knitting needles
tapestry needle to weave in ends
2 wiggle eyes or buttons
cast on 6 stitches
Knit into the front and back of first stitch (increase made). Knit across.
Increase in the first stitch of each row until you have 16 stitches on your needle.
Knit across for 12 rows
Knit first two stitches together (decrease made). Knit across.
Continue decreasing in the first two stitches until you have 6 stitches on your needle again.
First segment done
Repeat as for first segment
With lime repeat first segment
Repeat first segment and change colors after each segment until desired length. My caterpillar scarf has 9 segments and measures 7 inches wide and 66 inches long.
I attached large wiggle eyes with fabri-tac glue. You could also use pom-poms or buttons for the eyes.