How to Make Christmas Clothing


Christmas Knit Scarves
Knitting has been a crafting craze for quite a few years. It's never too late to jump on the bandwagon -- especially with these Christmas crafts. Knit Christmas scarves for all of your loved ones. We give you a few different ideas to choose from in order to suit everyone's tastes.

Textured Scarf

Textured Scarf is a knit Christmas scarf. This Christmas clothing makes a great homemade Christmas gift.
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Textured Scarf

You'll Need:
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn: 176 yards (161m) 70% mohair and 30% wool blend, variegated colors; 190 yards (174m) 85% wool and 15% mohair blend, solid color
  • Needles: US size 15 (10mm)
  • Notions: Scissors; tapestry needle to weave in ends
  • Gauge: 14 stitches=4 inches (10cm) in pattern
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn: 176 yards (161m) 70% mohair and 30% wool blend, variegated colors; 190 yards (174m) 85% wool and 15% mohair blend, solid color
  • Needles: US size 15 (10mm)
  • Notions: Scissors; tapestry needle to weave in ends
To Make Textured Scarf:

Gauge: 14 stitches=4 inches (10cm) in pattern
Size: ">1/2 inches (16.5cm); Length: 52 inches (132cm)
  1. With 1 strand of each yarn held together, cast on 25 stitches.

  2. Row 1: (RS) *Knit 1, knit next 3 stitches together leaving the stitches on the left needle, work a yarn over on the right needle, then knit the same 3 stitches together again, slip stitches off left needle. Repeat from * to last stitch, ending row with 1 knit stitch.

  3. Row 2: Purl across all stitches.

  4. Row 3: Knit 3, *knit next 3 stitches together leaving stitches on left needle, yarn over right needle, knit the same 3 stitches together again, slip stitches off left needled, knit 1; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, end row with 2 knit stitches.

  5. Row 4: Purl across all stitches.

  6. Repeat rows 1 through 4 until scarf measures 52 inches (132 cm).

  7. Bind off. Weave in all yarn ends to wrong side of work.
Snow Queen's Scarf

You'll Need:
  • 132 yards super bulky yarn
  • Size 17 needles
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Tapestry needle
To Make Snow Queen's Scarf:

Snow Queen's Scarf is a knit Christmas scarf. This Christmas craft makes a great homemade Christmas gift.
©2006 Publications International, Ltd.
Snow Queen's Scarf

Gauge: 10 stitches measure 4 inches
Size: 6-1/2 inches wide and 60 inches long
  1. Cast on 17 stitches.

  2. Row 1: (wrong side) (Knit one stitch, purl one stitch) 8 times, knit one stitch.

  3. Row 2: Knit every stitch. Repeat these 2 rows for pattern.

  4. Work in pattern until piece measures approximately 50 inches.

  5. Bind off all stitches on row 2.

  6. Cut yarn, leaving tail. Thread yarn end into a tapestry needle, and weave it into back of scarf.

  7. Block piece by hand-washing and letting it dry flat on towel.

    Holiday Hints!
    When the materials list for your pattern gives the amount of yarn needed in yards but the yarn you want to use is listed in meters, don't fret! There's an easy formula for converting one to the other.To convert from meters to yards, multiply the meters by 1.09.To convert from yards to meters, multiply the yards by 0.91.

    You'll be amazed at how many different looks you can achieve just by changing the yarn combinations you use for this scarf. Be creative!

Simply Elegant Scarf

Simply Elegant Scarf is a knit Christmas scarf. Give this Christmas craft as an enduring Christmas gift.
©2006 Publications International, Ltd.
Simply Elegant Scarf

You'll Need:
  • 160 yards mohair blend yarn
  • 160 yards sparkling heavy thread or thin yarn
  • U.S. size 11 knitting needles
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
To Make Simply Elegant Scarf:

Gauge: 12 stitches=4 inches in garter stitch (exact gauge not important; scarf can be slightly wider or narrower)
  1. Holding both yarns together, cast on 20 stitches.

  2. Use garter stitch (knit every row) until work measures about 55 inches in length.

  3. Bind off all stitches. Cut off excess yarn, leaving a tail. Thread tail on tapestry needle, and weave into final row of stitches for 2 or 3 inches.
Don't put down your knitting needles yet. In the next section, we'll show you how to make Christmas mittens and booties.