Posts Tagged ‘MN Twins’

Update on Crackerjack

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

crackerjack at all star break

 

I started knitting this cowl months ago.  At the start of the Minnesota Twins season actually.  It’s called the Crackerjack Scarf and it’s so much fun.

 

It’s knit in the round, on a 16″ circular needle.  Every 2 rounds represents 1 MN Twins game.  Red is a home win, blue is an away win and the light and dark grey are home and away losses.  The Twins are on the All Star Break now, so I am halfway through the scarf! It’s going to be the perfect length to wrap twice around the neck.  Even better if they make it into post season play:)

 

My favorite part of this cowl is that you can only knit so far.  There is no need to feel guilty that you haven’t finished yet!  They play a game and I knit 2 rounds with the appropriate color.

 

It’s gonna be a great gift for the Twins lover in my family:)

 

here is my earlier blog post that tells you all about the yarn I’m using.

 

Peanuts and Crackerjacks

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

My niece Brooke is obsessed with the MN Twins this season. And when I say obsessed, I mean 15 year old obsessed. She has apps on her phone that alert her to game scores and big plays. She knows all sorts of stats. She has even started following baseball players, and their kids her age, on Instagram.

 

So when a customer came in looking for yarn to make the Crackerjack scarf, I knew I had her Christmas gift all sorted out.

 

This scarf is so fun. It’s knit in the round, like a tube, and then sewn or grafted together.

 

Brooke's Crackerjack

Brooke’s Crackerjack – colors 46, 37, 51, 38

Here are the basics.  You choose 4 colors that represent the team you have chosen.  Those 4 colors each represent a win or a loss, at home or away.

 

So, mine are:

 

Home Game Win: Red
Home Game Loss: Dark Grey
Away Game Win: Blue
Away Game Loss: Light Grey

 

So when the Twins have a game, I find out the score and then knit 2 rounds in the appropriate color.  Fun huh?

 

I chose a heavy worsted, Hikoo Simpliworsted.  But you could just as easily do a lighter weight version.  Just choose a yarn you love and go for it!

 

We are 1/4 of the way through the season and so I am 1/4 of the way through the scarf.  Looks like the finished garment will be 56″ long, perfect for wrapping twice around her neck. Unless they make it into the post season:) I started with one skein each of the Simpliworsted. I’ve gotta be honest and say that I’m not really sure how much yarn this will take. I figured I’d start with 1 skein of each color and get more if I need as the season goes on. Dye lots won’t matter!

 

It’s not too late to get started on one of your own. Maybe you aren’t a Twins fan, but a Brewers fan?

 

Crackerjack Brewers - 37, 11, 01, 57

Crackerjack Brewers – colors 37, 11, 01, 57

Or a San Francisco Tigers fan?

 

Crackerjack Tigers

Crackerjack Tigers – colors 02, 55, 37, 36

 
You’re smart…you get the picture:)

 

Click here for the yarn. – Message us if the color you want is out of stock:)
Click here for the pattern on Ravelry.