Go big or go home. Try this free pattern to make the Moby Scarf for a bold winter statement piece.
Fancy giving giant knitting a go? We’ll show you how to make your own super size needles on a budget, and how to use them to knit a scarf from our chunky Crazy Sexy Wool.
3 balls of Crazy Sexy Wool
2 poster tubes – approx 8cm/ 3″ diameter, 94 cm/37” long (available from stationery shops)
2 empty yarn cones (like the ones our old Jersey Be Good cones came on!) OR make a cone from a flat piece of cardboard
1 roll of duct tape
Optional: a trusty sidekick to help you wield your needles.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR NEEDLES
Start by taping an empty yarn cone to each poster tube – this forms the pointy tips of the knitting needles. If you don’t have one, make a cone from a flat piece of cardboard.
To make your needles smooth, and allow the yarn to slide more easily across them, wrap tape around the rest of the poster tube as well.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR MOBY SCARF
Holding three strands of yarn together, cast on 20 stitches using the cable cast on technique – check out our video tutorial for our how-to.
Cast off your stitches. Need the skills? Here’s the video.
What are you waiting for? Grab your yarn and get your super size knit on!