Easy Designer Holiday Gifts


Last night I received an e-mail from M0851 (they make beautiful leather goods) advertising their new line of scarves. And what should I find, but scarves that beginner knitters can make, at five times the price that knitters can make them!  I love M0851, and since appropriation is the sincerest form of flattery, I wrote up how to make them yourself! Enjoy, and happy holiday knitting! 

Garter Stitch Merino Scarf

Their price:  $180
DIY price:  $32 to $38

Skill Level
Total Beginner


Size
approx 6″ wide


Materials

Techniques

Directions
Cast on 28 sts. 
Knit every row. When you run out of yarn on the first skein, attach the second at the end of a row, leaving 5 inches of tail for each skein. 
Work until desired length or you have about 3 feet of yarn left.
Cast off loosely. Weave in the ends.

Their price:  $165
DIY price:  $32 to $38

Skill Level
Beginner 

Size
approx 6″ wide


Materials
Techniques
Directions
Cast on 40 stitches with darker colour
R1, 3: *Knit1, purl 1; repeat from * to end of row. 
R2: Repeat R1. Change to lighter colour yarn.
R4: Repeat R1. Change to darker colour yarn by lifting it up from under, and in front of the current strand being used.
Repeat R1 to 4 until scarf is desired length.
Cast off loosely following the Knit 1 Purl 1 rib.
Add fringe if desired.



Their price:  $165
DIY price:  $32 to $38



Skill Level
Beginner

Size
approx 8″ wide


Materials

Techniques

Directions
Cast on 36 sts. 
Rows1 to 3: * knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch; repeat from * to end of row.
Rows 4 to 6: *purl 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch; repeat from * to end of row.
Continue to work rows 1 to 6.  When you run out of yarn on the first skein, attach the second at the end of a row, leaving 5 inches of tail for each skein. 
Work until desired length or you have about 3 feet of yarn left, ending on a Row 2 or  Row 5.

Cast off loosely in the pattern stitch already established. Weave in the ends.



Their price:  $95 to $130
DIY price:  $17 to $34


Skill Level
Beginner


Size
approx 10(16) inches wide


Materials
  • 2(4)  skeins of Kidluxe Mohair
  • 5.5mm needles
  • darning needle (for weaving in the ends)
  • crochet hook (for making fringe)
Directions
Cast on 40(64) sts. 
Knit every row. When you run out of yarn on the first skein, attach the second at the end of a row, leaving 5 inches of tail for each skein. 
Work until desired length, approx 60(72) inches.
Cast off loosely. Weave in the ends. Add fringe if desired.



Mohair Blanket

Their price:  $295
DIY price:  $85


Skill Level
Beginner


Size
approx 72″ x 80″ 


Materials
  • 10 skeins of Kidluxe Mohair
  • 5.5mm-36″ circular needles (or longer)
  • darning needle (for weaving in the ends)
  • crochet hook (for making fringe)
Directions
Cast on 288 sts. 
Knit every row. When you run out of yarn on the first skein, attach the second at the end of a row, leaving 5 inches of tail for each skein. 
Work until desired length, approx 80 inches.
Cast off loosely. Weave in the ends. Add fringe if desired.


As always, you can find us at Knitomatic.com!


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