Yes, I know it's not 2011 yet ;) but the scarf will be distributed in February 2011, thus the name.
Well you know by now, me and side to side knit scarves are few and far between, unless in a chunky yarn ;) I decided my usual lengthwise garter stitch is perfect for either a boy or girl.
The Orphan Foundation of America puts together care packages for Valentines Day for orphaned college students. Every year I plan to knit more than one, but hey one is better than nothing...
I cast on 275 stitches...at least twice (well I only got to about 200, and um..yeah, you guessed it I use long-tail cast on...do I need to say more ;)
Knitpicks Swish Worsted in Serrano, 3 skeins
US 8 circular
6.0 Chiagoo crochet hook
Cast on 275 sts and knit every row until you are 5" wide slipping the first stitch on each row, then bind off...I wanted to use all the yarn so mine is about 5.25" wide ;) I used the crochet bind off method with a hook 2 sizes larger than what I knit with. Love to use the CHBO.
I used a spray bottle with Soak in it, instead of full immersion blocking as garter stitch would stretch like crazy! It was my first time using Swish worsted. If you are looking for a good superwash wool, it's not too bad. Not as stiff to knit with as Cascade 220 superwash, but both when soaked and blocked are pretty soft.
**yes I did notice I signed it 2010...duh on me!