Making Magic #Knitting

I don’t know what the real name for this kind of scarf is; I call it a magic scarf. I making one, so I making magic. Right? Of course, right!

Making Magic

making magicMy friend Bonnie Abraham gave me the pattern, cautioning me that she’s never done it on straight needles, only round ones. So if it doesn’t work out, don’t blame Bonnie!

Magic Scarf

  • Cast on an odd number of stitches (I did 15).
  • Knit 6 rows.
  • Knit a row where you knit each stitch twice. Now you have 30 stitches.
  • Knit until the scarf is 1/2 as long as you want the finished scarf to be.
  • Knit a row where you knit a stitch, drop a stitch, knit a stitch, drop a stitch, until you knit the last stitch in the row. Now you have 15 stitches again.
  • Knit six rows.
  • Cast off.

Now comes the magic. You hold the ends and pull. The idea is that the dropped stitches will run, and you’ll end up with a long, lacy scarf. We shall see. Mom and I can hardly wait to see if it works. 🙂

I’ll let you know!

I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies about the first cooking mystery I ever read.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Have a character try something new.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Making Magic #Knitting

  1. Fia Essen

    January 20, 2015 at 8:56am

    Me too! I’m making magic… or trying. I’ll send you a picture of the end result.

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  2. Jane

    January 20, 2015 at 9:37am

    Of course, you will show us the resultant magical expansion!
    Let’s see: I can imagine Gandalf reaching down for a Hobbit’s scarf and pulling it out into just such a magical reveal! Yay, Gandalf!

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      Marian Allen

      January 20, 2015 at 10:24am

      Oh, how cool an image is that! Thanks for that imagination clip! 😀

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