My high school-aged daughter, who walks to her carpool every morning in rain and cold, is more likely to forget mittens at this age than at 5 years-old. So when she asked for a long, skinny scarf, I knitted the mittens right into the ends. It’s a big hit at her school because the kids think it’s kind of cool looking… and I know her hands are toasty.
Provisional co, knit, purl, m1, circ knitting.
One size, women’s.
Scarf measures 3" wide x 90" long (or desired length).
3 skeins Rowan Polar (100g/109 yards, 60% wool 30% alpaca 10% acrylic (sadly discontinued).
I believe the replacement would be 4-5 skeins Rowan Little Big Wool (60 m/50g, 67% wool, 33% nylon) or any chunky weight yarn, approximately 300 yards (for a 90" long scarf, approximately 250 yards for 60" scarf).
US #11 for the scarf, #9 (either dpn’s or two circular) for the mittens (this makes the fabric denser and warmer for the mittens).
Over 1x1 rib and #11 needles, 17 sts in 3" unstretched.