I had some wool left over after knitting a child's jumper recently and I wanted to use it up instead of putting it back into the wool bag. It was a lovely pure wool Borgs S.N.2 garn in light brown which was donated to me by Joanne of the Cup On The Bus blog. I also had some Debbie Bliss 4 ply beige wool left over from a previous project and I realised that both these yarns would combine beautifully.
So, hey presto, I managed to knit 3 children's scarves for Operation Orphan which is an organisation that delivers clothing and blankets to children in need around the world. For all threes scarves I used 6mm knitting needles and cast on 26 stitches. The result?...3 warm, squishy scarves with a great drape.
I used a one-row pattern for the two ribbed scarves. I can't remember where this pattern came from, so thanks are due to the author.....though it is so simple that there may not be an author. Even so, I don't feel right giving out the pattern without permission. But there are several one-row patterns available on the Internet and I recommend them as easy mindless knitting projects.
STOP PRESS: I have found the pattern, so here is the link:
By the time I reached my third scarf, I was tiring a bit and I had heard from Linda of the Linda's Crafty Corner blog that there is an Operation Orphan delivery to Syria in December. So I quickly rushed out a garter stitch scarf which used up the last of the brown and beige wool.
Two of the scarves have a few colourful stripes created from oddments of yarn. I added them to break up the monotony for both myself and the younger children. I wouldn't say these scarves are beautiful. But the important thing is that they are real wool and will tuck inconspicuously into most winter coats. Three children will be a little warmer this winter.