Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Last Updated on June 22, 2016 by

Spring is finally here, and that also means baseball season is back! Are you a fan of baseball or have a family member that loves a certain team? Several staff members here at Mary Maxim are jumping on board to do a knit and crochet along for a wins-losses scarf for each of our favorite teams and we want you to join along! We will be sharing our progress as the season unfolds, and we hope you will too.

Kendra's scarf in progress
Kendra’s scarf in progress

We will be using Starlette Yarn and have put together some color combos for several popular MLB teams; if you don’t see your team, comment below and we will help find the right colors for you. Each scarf will require 4 colors, one for winning a home game, one for winning an away game, and the same for losses. We have provided a beginner knit and beginner crochet pattern below, and will provide some links to show you how to get started, so everyone can “play”! In the next weeks we will cover color changes, and when we wrap up the season, weaving in ends.

Each scarf will be unique because we never know what the season holds.

You can go to here to get your team schedule, as well see wins and losses if you miss any games.

MLB team colors in Starlette

Of the 4 colors for your team, choose which you want each to represent.

Home Wins

Home Losses

Away Wins

Away Losses

Knit version: Finished size will be 8” x 54”
Using size 8 (5.0 mm) needle, or size needed to obtain gauge, 18 stitches and 36 rows to 4” in garter stitch.

Cast on 36 stitches, using the color that corresponds with the outcome of your team’s first game. Work Rows 1-3  in this color.

Rows 1-3: Knit all stitches.

Repeat Rows 1-3 for scarf.

You will be knitting 3 rows for each game, in the color that corresponds with what the outcome of the game is. It is your choice if you would prefer to carry your yarn, or cut each color as you work your rows.

Need help learning how to knit? Check out our Youtube “How to Knit” playlist.

Crochet Version: Finished size will be 8” x 54”
Using H (5.0 mm) hook, or size needed to obtain this gauge, 16 stitches and 12 rows to 4” in hdc.

Foundation: In color that corresponds with outcome of your team’s first game, ch 34, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, and each ch across. Ch 2, turn. (32 hdc)

Pattern row: Hdc in next hdc and each rem hdc, ch 2, turn.

You will crochet one row for each game, in the color that corresponds with what the outcome of the game is. It is your choice if you would prefer to carry your yarn, or cut each color as you work your rows.

Need help learning how to crochet? Check out our Youtube “How to Crochet” playlist.

 

 

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