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Knitting projects for the coming fall

Knit scarves look great on the red carpet or anywhere else.
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As the days grow shorter and the evenings get longer, it is only a matter of time before we all need to start wearing scarves again. It is certainly not too early to start knitting them. With the wonderful resources available today online, there is no shortage of scarf patterns.

Here are some scarves that might earn a spot on your knitting “to do” list.

For those who are inexperienced, there is no shame in that. The more you knit, the better you will be. Stretch your abilities and broaden your horizons with some more challenging projects and you may be surprised at what you can do.

The Nonary pattern is a good starting point for scarf knitting. The results look professional, but it is a beginner pattern. You can actually make it look even more interesting by using multi-colored yarn or multi-textured yarn.

If you are a little more experienced and need an intermediate pattern, the Lofty Ripple Scarf might be more your speed. This is a detailed pattern that can be confusing at times for beginners, but give it a try. Because it is a wide scarf, it takes a lot of yarn and time.

Another intermediate pattern is an interesting cable scarf. With cables, patterns can get rather intricate. The pattern calls for a short scarf, but it could be made longer by repeating the pattern a couple more times. Directions for a matching hat and fingerless mittens will complete the set.

For people who really want to go that extra mile, try the Mullet Cowl. Karlie Robinson, who created this pattern gave it the name because, “…once I started on the colored section, the phrase ‘business at the front, party at the back,’ was firmly stuck in my head.” With grafting and a provisional cast on, there are many challenges along the way.

Get those needles humming and come up with a few extraordinary scarves this fall.

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