I love a chance to do some Christmas crafting! This year I get to make a gift for myself; thanks to Hobbycraft, gifting me everything I need to make my own Knitcraft Hug it Out scarf!
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There is something so special about giving a handmade gift; though of course it can be very time consuming an endeavour! Having an array of quick to make gifts to hand; can be great for last-minute ideas or emergencies. One easy, quick to make project is a knitted or crochet scarf.
Chunky Knit Scarves
I have so many scarves, I love changing them up, and I find them really fun and relaxing to make. My go-to knit for a scarf is garter stitch; simply because I don’t have to think about anything; and can simply knit in front of the TV. Generally, I have this kind of project stowed in a bag; to take out as I can knit at friends houses, or even sometimes in the car! If you want a super quick scarf, chunky yarn, and chunky needles are your friend!
Hug it Out
This scarf; the Knitcraft Hug It Out Chunky Scarf is a free pattern found on the Hobbycraft website; and knit with the Hobbycraft’s Knitcraft Hug It Out yarn in Turquoise* on 12mm needles. I was kindly gifted the yarn to make this scarf to share in this post.
I’ve worn it a couple of times (though it’s pretty big and very warm; and hasn’t been particularly cold!) and it’s definitely a conversation starter – lots of people have commented on it! It’s really warm, soft and comfortable, and considering its size, it’s not too heavy either!
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The pattern states that you need 4 balls of Knitcraft Hug it Out yarn; and it is knit in garter stitch all the way down. I did make some minor changes; in the end I made the tassels half the recommended size. I tried using the amount of yarn in the pattern and it was enormous; so I used half as much and was happier with the size (see above). Technically this meant I had yarn left over; but I ended up finding the 125cm scarf length a little too short for my personal taste; so, after using 1 ball of yarn for tassel making; I knit 3 balls together giving me a final scarf length of 160cm.
The Knitcraft Hug it Out Scarf
The finished scarf is so soft and cosy; I chose a nice bright colour as so many of my scarves are dark colours; I thought this would be a really fun addition to my collection! There are currently several colours available in the range; including blues, pinks, grey and red so you can find a colour for everyone. Best of all it is machine washable at 30 degrees Celsius.
There are several free patterns on the Hobbycraft website; including jumpers, cowls and cushions; and honestly this yarn is so nice, and easy to work with! I’d really recommend it, if you are looking for a quick handmade project, whether for a gift, or for yourself!
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