It’s time for another Super Scarf for the Indianapolis Super Bowl. With this scarf, I pay tribute to those fans who attend football games with their Fabulous Fan Foam Fingers (FFFF). I’m sure you’ve seen them before, but I snagged one from the internet so you can see what I’m talking about.
The FFFF above has a team name listed, but that is not allowed for the Super Scarves. I used it for illustration purposes only.
My “#1″ Super Scarf is done in the Illusion/Shadow style of knitting. Fans are #1. Volunteers are #1. Those who have been contributing Super Scarves are #1. Those who take on the task of hosting an event the scale of the Super Bowl are #1. That means: #1, #1, #1, #1!!!!!! That’s what I knit into the scarf.
The image below is the right side of the scarf viewed from an obtuse angle (greater than 90 degrees.)
The scarf is too long to fit on my table for a full shot, but the images are repeated to fill the length of the scarf.
Illusion/Shadow knitting tends to curl because of the stitches used. I may work a single crochet edge to each long side of the scarf yet. I’m undecided about that. Hmmmm . . . . what to do?
When the scarf is viewed from the right side of the fabric at a 90-degree angle, the images fade into the stripes that formed them – leaving a hint of the image (or a shadow.)
I’ve never shown the wrong side of the fabric before, but it’s fun because the image shows up there, too, only it’s reversed in color, and reversed in orientation. The ‘#’ image is reversible, but the ’1′ isn’t, so look check it out.
It doesn’t show in any of the above photos, but I used yarnovers at both ends of the scarf. There are no fringes on this scarf. I did that for a reason. Whoever receives this scarf should have full bragging rights as #1, so . . . . . I added my version of the FFFF on one end of the scarf.
I knit the hand in the round much like constructing a glove. I didn’t knit all the fingers because there is only one finger on the FFFF and I wanted less bulk. I stitched the outline of the extra fingers on the front of the hand. That seems enough to give a fair representation of the FFFF.
There are buttons on the inside wrist section of the FFFF and they slip through the yarnovers at the end of the scarf to keep it secure. The hand is detachable, leaving a proper scarf when the hand is off. That’s why I didn’t add any fringe. I didn’t want it stuffed into the hand.
So there you have it. “#1″ makes # 3o for me.
I’m nearly finished typing the pattern for the scarf (not the hand yet.) I will post it when I get a chance to finish it. (A day or two.) Goodnight has been keeping me pretty busy lately: track, softball, declamations, drama club . . . Jelly Bean the Evil Queen will have her debut soon.
I just checked the Super Scarves website and they are showing a total of 4,521 Super Scarves that have been collected so far.
How’s the knitting going where you are?