It seems like Fall is finally coming which means Winter won’t be far behind! My niece who goes to school in NYC asked me for an all purpose scarf that wouldn’t be too heavy now, but that she could wrap around her face and neck to keep the wind away. This scarf knits up fast in bulky yarn, is simple enough that even a brand new beginner can knit it, and the density of the fabric makes it light enough to wear now, but wrap it double and its thermal properties activate! It’s also 100% reversible.
Finished Size: 10″ wide x 76″ long. Fabric is very stretchy so that’s approximate.
400 yds Super Bulky yarn (CYCA 6, Super Bulky). Model made in 1 large skein Bernat Softee Chunky (100% acrylic; 431 yds; 400g) in Grey Ragg
Knitting needles size US 11/8.00mm or whatever is comfortable for you and makes a pleasing fabric – see gauge note below.
Gauge: Approximately 8 sts x 6 rows = 4″ in Fisherman’s Rib. Gauge is not critical for this pattern.
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K – knit
K1b – knit 1 below – form the knit stitch as usual except instead of inserting your right-hand (for right-handed knitters, left-hand for left-handed knitters) tip into the front leg of the stitch on the opposite needle as usual, insert it into the center of the stitch below. See photos and video for additional help.
To adjust the width of the scarf if desired, make sure you have an odd number of stitches and cast on fewer for a more narrow scarf, more for a wider scarf.
You can make a less airy variation by following the rib directions on alternate rows and knitting alternate rows. So: rib one row, knit one row, rib one row, etc. It will still be pretty on both sides but not identical.
Cast on 21 sts.
Knit 5 more rows for a total of 3 garter stitch ridges for border.
Row 1: K3, p1, *k1b, p1. Rep from * across until 3 sts remain, k3.
Row 2: K3, k1b, *p1, k1b. Rep from * across until 3 sts remain, k3.
That’s all there is to it! Rep Rows 1 -2 until you reach the length you want, almost run out of yarn, or get bored 🙂
For the second border k 6 rows and bind off.
Weave in all ends.
Hope you loved this pattern and learned a new stitch – stay warm!