We partnered with Vickie Howell, author, designer, instructor and broadcast personality in the knitting, crochet and crafts world. Read how she used high-quality, brand-name knitting supplies from Tuesday Morning to create a unique knitting project for the changing season.
There’s nothing like a store score. You know what I’m talking about—that unexpected find that makes your heart race! These are gems that Tuesday Morning is known for, especially when it comes to home decor, housewares and toys. Did you know, though that those little bits of bliss aren’t only for the interior design enthusiasts amongst us? Oh no, my stitcher friends, there are also magical finds for those of the fiber-loving persuasion. That’s right, knitters, I’m talking yarn. And not just standard craft yarn—although they carry that, too—but higher end, super merino wools, cottons and novelty blends. <pause for glory hands> This means that whether you’re planning on yarn wrapping a wreath or knitting a luxury accessory, the Craft Supplies section is a great place to visit before you start!
Regardless of which Tuesday Morning location you visit, you’ll come across a nice variety of yarn weights, types and colors. Trust me, it’ll be hard to choose! Lucky for you, you won’t have to because I’m sharing a knitting project that uses as many (or few) types of yarns as your heart desires! The Yarn Score Scarf combines a lacy stitch pattern with bold stripes of different textures and shades. Choose a handful of yarns in a cool, coordinating palette like I did, or go wild with contrasting colors for a funkier result. I suggest choosing a combo of chunky and worsted weight yarns or going lighter weight, but then double-stranding. No matter your choices you’re sure to come up with a piece that’s uniquely you.
Psst! Bookmark this knitting project for upcoming holiday gifts. With the countless combinations of yarn you can come up with (Pro Tip: go to more than one Tuesday Morning to maximize your options!), you can make completely different scarves for every gal on your list. Make yours, and tag @tuesdaymorning and @vickiehowell with photos of your finished scarves—we love seeing what you come up with!
Here’s how to make your Yarn Score Scarf:
6+, coordinating colors of different types/weights of yarn (approx. 300 yds total)
I used 1 ball each of: (A) FibraNatura Inca (100% Superwash wool), in color: Grey, (B) Louisa Harding Mila (81% cotton/9% polyester), in color: Denim, (C) Louisa Harding Luzia (80% viscose/ 29% nylon), in color: Navy, (D) Louisa Harding Cassia Prints (75% Superwash wool/ 25% nylon), in color: Feisty, (E) SMC Select Cabare (50% cotton/22% polyester), in color #04209, and (F) Fibra Natura (1005 Superwash Extra Fine Merino Wool), in color: Teal.
*Size U.S. 11 knitting needles — I used: Clover Takumi Bamboo Needles
*This is just a suggestion. I’d recommend choosing a size needle that corresponds with the requirement (see label) of the chunkiest of yarns you’ve chosen for your project. Tuesday Morning offers a variety of sized needles at up to 70% off competitor retail prices!
62” Long (width will vary, based on chosen yarns)
Gauge is not important for this project.
Approx = approximately
K = knit
k2tog = knit two stitches together
psso = pass slipped stitch over
rep = repeat
sl = slip
st = stitch
YO = yarn over
With A, CO 32 sts.
Rows 1-2: Knit.
Row 3: (right side): K1, *sl 1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: K1, *sl 1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: K1, *sl 1, k1, psso, YO, (k1, YO) 5 times, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1,
Row 8: Knit.
Cut color A, join color B. Repeat Rows 3-8.
Continue as established, repeating Rows 3-8 and changing yarns every repeat (ie. colors C, D, E, & F), until piece measures 32”.
Repeat for second half of scarf EXCEPT leave off the last stripe (if you don’t want to end up with an extra-wide stripe at the center of your piece.) The second piece will be approx. 2” shorter than the first.
Using tapestry needle, seam two pieces together at BO ends.
Weave in ends.
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Featured Products: FibraNatura Inca $5.99/ball (Compare at $14.00), Louisa Harding Mila $3.99/ball (Compare at $8.00), Louisa Harding Luzia $11.99/ball (Compare at $24.99), Louisa Harding Cassia Prints $4.99/ball (Compare at $10.00), SMC Select Cabare $4.99/ball (Compare at $9.95), Fibra Natura $3.99/ball (Compare at $8.50)