Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Simple Scarf Pattern

My next knitting project is going to be a new scarf for Natalie. I have one hank of a beautiful hand-dyed Chilean yarn which will be perfect. Here's a simple scarf pattern:

Cast on 30 stitches of a bulky wool yarn on thick needles.
Row 1: knit all stitches
Row 2: knit 2, purl 2, repeat to end of row

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you run out of yarn or the scarf is the desired length. Cast off.

I am actually reducing this a bit because she's a child and her neck isn't as big. So I am using 22 stitches instead of 30. If you reduce it, make sure that the number of stitches you cast on is a double of an odd number so that the second row will end on 2 knit stitches and the pattern will work out correctly. In other words, if you reduce to 28 which is twice 14, the second row would end on 2 purl stitches. 22 is twice 11 so the second row will end on 2 knit stitches.

I'm using a Araucania's "Quellon" yarn in color 8. This is silver/lavender/berry/charcoal and will be lovely with Natalie's new berry colored jacket.

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