Sometimes a quick little project is just what is needed for summertime knitting. Try a knitted scrunchie for a change! This trendy project is easily customizable via color choice and the opportunity for personal embellishments is seemingly endless.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 12.75” circumference (but scrunches to 7”)
Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st, blocked
Yarn: Fibra Natura Whisper Lace (70% Superwash Wool, 30% Silk; 440 yards [402 meters]/50 grams): 204 Cloudy Morning (A, 1 ball), 104 Fog (B, 1 ball)
Needle: US size 4 (3.5 mm) straight
Notions: Tapestry needle, 8” piece of ½” wide elastic, sewing needle and thread
Scrunchie is worked flat and seamed.
Bow is worked flat and sewn to the scrunchie.
With A, CO 70 sts.
Work even in St st until piece meas 2.75” from CO edge. BO all sts.
With B, CO 20 sts.
Work even in St st until piece meas 20” from CO edge. BO all sts.
Weave in ends and block pieces.
Sew CO and BO edges together.
Insert elastic into Scrunchie. Overlap ends of elastic by .5” and sew together securely using sewing thread and needle.
Sew sides of Scrunchie together.
Tie bow neatly into a simple bow.
Sew back of the knot from Bow to Scrunchie using sewing needle and thread.