Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Scruffy Beard Pattern!

Using US10 needles and worsted weight yarn (I used Stitch Nation Alpaca), cast on 40 stitches.

Knit 3 rows
Row 4: Knit 15, bind off 10, Knit 15
Row 5: Knit 15, cast on 10, Knit 15
Rows 6-12: K2tog, knit to last 2 stitches, SSK each row
Rows 13-15: Knit across
Bind off loosely

Wrap yarn around palm of hand, then cut your loop so that you have multiple strands of yarn. Starting about 1 inch from the bottom of the beard, sew 5-6 strands of yarn onto beard (I ran a strand of yarn through the beard, place the strands, and then ran the strand through and tied the strands in the back--use whatever method you prefer). Repeat this every 1/2 inch or so along the bottom of the beard. Then, starting about an inch above this row, begin another row of "scruffiness". I staggered my bundles of yarn. I hadn't trimmed anything in the picture shown, but would recommend trimming it to make it look a little less scruffy!

My students at school are literally fighting over these!!