We are excited to announce our
TKTLA Tree Scouts starting this summer!
What are Tree Scouts? Join me this summer to build your crafting knowledge. As a Tree Scout, you will try a new craft every Sunday from 2-4pm (starting on Sunday, July 9th). The first project is our sash of course! I’m going to assume that most of you know how to knit. This is a very easy scarf on the bias that is then joined at the bottom. You can find the sash pattern at the end of the blog post.
The best part is that you can decorate your sash with button badges that you have earned for each skill!!
Besides knitting the sash, some of the other projects for button badges include:
- Crocheting our beret
- Embroidering our troop number (Troop 1031!)
- Macrame bracelet
- Tunisian crochet headband
- Weaving coasters (and much more!!)
You will receive full instructions on the skills you need to make each project. You will also get to hang out with other like-minded crafters wearing their sashes and berets! I wonder who will get the most badge buttons????
At the end of the summer there will be a ceremony (party) to honor all Tree Scouts!
Join today at: theknittingtreela.com
Please make your sash before our first meeting on July 9th. Our colors are brown for the sash, and green for the beret. However, feel free to express yourself with whatever colors you’d like!
Cost: $10 per week (not including materials) OR $75 if you sign up for all 8!*
*Please note that we will provide any special materials for a small fee.
Materials for Sash: Approx. 200 yards of worsted weight yarn for the sash. I used a Cascade 220 heather. Size 8 needle, or needle to obtain gauge. Gauge = 4 sts/in in Garter St.
Pattern for Tree Scout Sash:
Cast on 28 sts (or more if your “girls” need more coverage)
Row1: (WS) knit
Row 2: (RS) Kfb, knit to the last 2 sts, K2tog, place marker on the right side of your work (your pattern row)
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures approx. 50″
Sew as indicated in photo.
Tree Scout Pledge:
On my honor, I pledge to craft to the best of my ability
to weave and tuck in ends cleanly
to maintain a sunny disposition (unless my cat has eaten my needles again!)
to help out a fellow scout in need
and to follow directions, but bust a groove when the spirit moves me!