Target usually doesn't carry yarn, but I found some in their dollar section. So about the yarn, it is part of a scarf yarn knitting kit. One ball is 150 yards (or 137.2 meters) and it enough to make one child's size scarf if you use it with the loom kit. I paid $3.00 for one ball. The loom is sold separately. I almost bought one but decided against it. I was thinking that three dollars a ball was not the best yarn deal, but it is very soft like chenille. So I think the price is about right. As you can see from the photo I started to make a scarf. It is knitted in a basket weave pattern. It is one of my favorite knit patterns.
The pattern for this scarf is as follows:
Cast on 25:
Knit for 5 rows
Row 6: Knit 10, purl 5, knit 10
Row 7: Knit 5, purl 5, knit 5, purl 5, knit 5
Row 8-9: repeat row 6 and 7
Row 10: repeat row 6
Row 11: knit
Row 12: repeat row 7
Row 13: repeat row 6
Row14-15: repeat row 12-13 (or repeating row 7 and 6)
Row 16: knit
So repeat rows 6-16 until desired length, the knit for 5 rows and cast off.
I should also note that I slip one purl wise at the beginning of each row, it gives it a nice edge. Something to consider when doing any knitting project.
I did buy two balls. I hope to have enough to do a scarf and a matching hat.
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