Thursday, March 3, 2016


I have long had in the back of my mind that I wanted to make a couple of scarves for the Bridge Project. I've donated to this worthy charity in the past and have known the coordinator for many years.

I purchased 5 skeins of Knit Picks Brava bulky in the color Dublin. Most of the recipients are male and this is a good manly color though a woman could certainly wear it also. The yarn is soft and I had no trouble with unexpected knots, thin spots or thick spots. Knit Picks yarn is pretty good generally and I was quite happy with these skeins.

I used a K hook, as recommended on the wrapper, for the body of the scarf and a J for the edging. I generally use a hook one size smaller for my edgings.

After making one scarf, I realized I wouldn't have enough for a second scarf of the same size so I cut the width down slightly. I used every single bit of yarn and on the second scarf I edged both sides but not the beginning and ending row. I would have done without an edging if I'd had to but I much prefer an edging, especially on a scarf, so I'm glad it worked out. Next time I know to order six skeins if I plan to make two scarves.

Both scarves are about 6' in length. They measured 3' each when folded over. One is 6" width and the other is 7" width. I have 15 dc on one and 18 on the other. 

The minimum scarf width for men for the Bridge is 5". If you want to make scarves for this project, you can see the requirements on this page

I included a card with my email as requested. I did not wash them but I found the yarn quite soft and I do not let my dog lay on my projects or mess with my yarn. He learned that early on. LOL

So to summarize...
Size: 6"(ch 17) and 7" (ch 20) wide, 6' long
Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Bulky Dublin (5 skeins for the two)
Hook: K for the body, J for the edging
Pattern: double crochet rows for the body and single crochet edging with (sc, hdc, sc) in corners
Misc: Include a card with email addy and wash if needed

That's about it. 

Happy crocheting!