16 sts = 4" in Pattern stitch (rows 1 & 2 below)
Tools & MaterialsKnitting Needles size 10 1/2 (6.5mm)
Worsted weight yarn, approx. 300 yards
1 Suspender (Mitten, pacifier) clip
Cast on 50 Stitches (I prefer long tail cast on).
1. p1, k1, Rep across.
3. Repeat rows 1& 2 until you have approx. 42".
4. After the last row, instead of binding off, I cut yarn leaving a long tail, threaded the tail through a darning needle and thread the needle through each stitch on the needle - remove from needles and gather tightly. Once gathered I placed my suspender clip, centered in the gather and sandwiched between 2 sides of the gather, and proceeded to stitch the gather shut and the clip between.
Now for the fun part - choose a button that coordinates with your yarn and hot glue it to the suspender clip (top). My button had a metal shank on the underside, I snipped off with wire cutters to make the underside flat and glue on easier.
Now your button will become the top of the clip.
Clip onto the side of the scarf anywhere you like that looks good to you and wear.
Notes:You don't have to do the stitch pattern above, it can be any stitch you like, Garter stitch would be quite nice as well, just make it 13" x 42". You could do just straight stockinette, however I'm afraid you'll have your edges do the dreaded roll unless you block the heck out of it.
Where to find these clips:These are actually pretty easy to find. I believe JoAnn Fabrics, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, etc will have these, perhaps even Walmart. If they aren't called suspender clips they may be called mitten clips, pacifier clips or something else. There are also tons of them on Ebay on any given day. They are usually $1 or $2 a piece.
If you are a machine knitter see here is my machine-knit version:
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