Stripy Scrunchies

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Knitting Stripy Scrunchies is a great way to use up any precious bits of leftover yarn, while practicing Provisional Cast On and a Modified 3 Needle Bind Off techniques on small, yet functional accessories.
They are knit seamlessly in the round using any leftovers of either Uneek Fingering or Uneek Sock kit. Combine several colorways within one scrunchie for a fun result if you have several smaller lengths. 
Weight: Fingering
Yarn: Uneek Fingering or Uneek Sock Kit
12(16, 20) grams
Designer: Nina Holubcova
Language: English
Craft: Knitting
Category: Accessory

Finished scrunchie - 3.25 (4, 4.75)” / 8(10, 12) cm diameter;
 0.75 (1.25, 1.75)” / 2 (3, 4) cm width

Sizes: 1 (2, 3), customizable

Needle: US 2 / 3 mm

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker; smooth, strong scrap yarn for provisional CO; approx. 2”/5 cm diameter hair tie

Gauge: 32 stitches and 40 rows = 4" / 10 cm square in Stockinette Stitch

Skill Level: Easy

The scrunchies are worked seamlessly in the round in stockinette stitch, starting with a provisional CO (see Special Stitches for Italian Provisional CO; any other preferred provisional CO method can be used).
After knitting the desired number of rows (minimum 16 to make the bindoff comfortable), CO sts are transferred from the scrap yarn onto a 2nd circular needle.
After a hair tie is inserted, a modified version of 3 Needle Bind Off is used to join edges of the tube together to form the scrunchie.