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Potato Chip Scarf..........

I think this is called "The potato Chip scarf" because you can't make just one! I haven't had any time for sewing, but some mindless knitting was done while riding in the car. This is a super easy pattern that can be done easily while watching tv. Potato Chip Scarf You need 200 yds. of a worsted weight yarn. size 9,10, or 11 needles.(I used 8, they definitely need to be bigger) Cast on 20 stitches Row 1.knit 8, turn, knit back to beginning. Row 2.knit 6, turn, knit back to beginning Row 3. Knit 4, turn, knit back to beginning Knit across all 20 st. Repeat these rows until desired length is reached. End off. This scarf can look so different depending what yarn you use. A lightweight fancy yarn will make a gorgeous "dressy" scarf. Ok...eye rolling invited......first gift for NEXT year, lol. Enjoy, and if you make one, please send me a picture, and I will post it. Stay tuned.................

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Hi! I don't do much knitting but I like this pattern and will have to get the knitting needles out. Sounds so fast and easy. Will make great gifts. Thanks for sharing. Posted by: doris | February 17, 2010 at 04:17 AM

I never met a chip I didn't like and this one is guaranteed NO CALORIES!!! LOL ... Seriously, this scarf is absolutely adorable. I haven't knitted in years but I could be tempted to try this to make a gift or two because it would work up so quickly and it is a great portable project! Thanks for sharing, Barb! Posted by: Mickey | February 18, 2010 at 06:02 AM

What do you mean by "turn"? Posted by: Rachel | July 17, 2010 at 05:25 PM

you turn the piece around and knit in the other direction. So knit 8 stitches and then turn the piece and knit 8 stitches back.Dont forget to put your wool on the right side. Then do the same with 6 and then 4 Then knit a whole row of 20 stitches. You are now working on the other side of the piece. That is what makes the ruffle. This is a very easy project that goes very fast. I used about 280 yds of worsted wool for mine with size 7 needles and it came out beautiful. Some of the wools with metallic threads running through them make a very beautiful and dressy scarf. Posted by: marilyn | October 22, 2010 at 03:31 PM

please be more specific about'how to end' the scarf... so it has the points at the end like the beginning of the scarf. thanks. Posted by: sandy | October 25, 2010 at 12:42 PM

i still do not understand turning around Posted by: coxfamily31@frontier.com | November 17, 2010 at 05:27 PM

For the last person who posted about not understanding turning around

This is also a term called Shortrowing which you might find in knitting books if you have one or you can look at this tutorial http://www.myjourneywithyarnandbeyond.com/2010/05/potatochip-scarf.html Posted by: Jo | December 07, 2010 at 09:45 PM

Thank you for sharing this with us. I also need some clarification on how to end the scarf. Do you end on row 7 (4 sts) and then bind off? Or do you end with Row 1 (20 stitches) and then the bind off? Posted by: P.B. | December 28, 2010 at 02:35 PM

Yes, you end with the 20 st. and bind off. Posted by: Barb | December 31, 2010 at 04:33 AM

I am new to making this scarf and I'm addicted! They are adorable and so different. My mom had a pattern which is just like this. I was confused about the turning too, but once I understood it, it went well. it's very forgiving too! Posted by: Linda | January 11, 2011 at 10:32 AM

I just started earlier today but it's still very flat looking. I'm worried... Does it take awhile before it starts looking ruffley/curly? Thanks! Posted by: Debbie Russell | January 30, 2011 at 02:48 PM

it takes about 3 inches to start the curl Posted by: Leslie | January 30, 2011 at 04:28 PM

Thanks Leslie! Posted by: Debbie | January 31, 2011 at 04:28 AM

I am almost done w/my 2nd one, this time using trellis yarn for a friend that lives in AZ. The lightweight, satiny look will be perfect for the climate there. Nice little accessory. Posted by: Linda | February 08, 2011 at 10:09 AM

What a cool scarf! I was looking for something easy to knit when my knitting group gets together. Something that I could knit and still keep up with the conversation. This fit the bill, perfectly! Posted by: Christine | February 23, 2011 at 04:28 PM

I am using a very fine yarn on a number 4 needle....how many stitches would you recommend? thank you very much... Posted by: Esther Wermuth | March 23, 2011 at 09:52 AM

I am going to start my scarf tomorrow. Would sure like to see some more pictures. Thanks Posted by: Sandy | March 30, 2011 at 02:55 PM

Hey. Im New To Knittinqq.I am a Teenager. But Im Lost. I Dont Really Get How To Read Knittinqq Patterns. If You Can, PLease help Me . Thank You. ( lysyanetperez@ymail.com ) Thank You. And Have A Great Day! :) Posted by: Arelys Martinez | April 09, 2011 at 07:48 AM

Those of you who've never knitted before, I recommend that you learn to loom knit first. You will be able to understand a lot about knitting, and will be able to make scarfs as one of your first projects! Look up loom knitting tutorials on YouTube.com. Also, there are 2 really good loom knitting websites: "gettinitpegged.com that Bethany Dailey is in charge of, and also Purling Sprite's web site. Isela Phelps is in charge of it. Posted by: Jolene Torgler | August 23, 2011 at 07:44 PM

Question? what is the "desired" or "recomended" LENGTH......... that works for you ladies? Posted by: carol | September 01, 2011 at 12:34 PM

I was given this same pattern as a Curly Q scarf. Instead of having it lie flat with 2 opposing ruffles, it twists and forms a spiral. Posted by: MB | September 01, 2011 at 01:11 PM

This looks like fun. Could a similar pattern be done in crochet? Posted by: Virginia Huie | September 01, 2011 at 02:54 PM

I've made many of these scarves to sell in the fall and give as Christmas gifts. I also used size 1 needles and baby yarn and made several baby scarves. It's perfect for little ones on cold days, because the scallops hug the baby's neck under the zipped up snowsuit. I'll be selling and giving

them for gifts in the coming months too. Posted by: Pam Bonifacio | September 01, 2011 at 03:32 PM

I just came across the potato chip scarf. I cannot wait to get started on knitting this. I am not much into knitting as i have been doing quilts for babies in the family as they come along. Finished the 4th great grandchilds. Helen Bates Posted by: HELEN BATES,33 SAVONA DRIVE, TORONTO,ONT.CANADA M8W 4T9 | September 01, 2011 at 04:09 PM

9 -11 8:45pm this scarf looks great I can hardly wait to try it Posted by: Vivienne | September 01, 2011 at 04:48 PM

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