scarf


For my friends’ birthdays I have made them scarves! The red one is a modified Karaoke scarf (i.e. I cast on 38 stitches instead of 22 and did four cables instead of two) and I really like it. It’s made out of only one ball of Red Heart Soft Touch and it actually is really soft. I used 6mm needles so the gauge was nicely loose so that the fabric is really soft. The white-ish one is just a basic 2×2 rib but knit sideways on using Lion Brand Microspun in French Vanilla. I cast on as many stitches as I could with my straight needles (making sure it was a multiple of 4) and knitted about 20 rows. I used size 11/8mm needles and two strands of the yarn held together. It is super soft!

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I have finally written out a pattern for the chevron scarf I knit ages ago because a few people have been asking me about it. It’s really simple even though it looks quite complicated.

Abbreviations

Kfb: increase one stitch by knitting in the front and back loops of the same stitch.

Psso: pass the slipped stitch over the last knit stitch(es).

 

Chevron Stitch Pattern

Row 1: k2, *kfb, k4, sl1 knitwise, k2 tog, psso, k4, kfb; repeat from * twice, end with k2.

Row 2: k2, p39, k2.

 

Instructions

CO 43 sts

Row 1: k all

Rows 2 and 3: do chevron stitch pattern.

Row 4 onwards: repeat chevron stitch pattern until happy with the length of your scarf, ending with row 1 of chevron stitch pattern.

Last row: k all.

BO

 

Note: I used six colours and did six rows of the chevron stitch pattern in each colour, except the light green where I only did two rows.

I love knitting scarves because they’re so simple and pretty quick. The first is one I knitted for my friend’s birthday, which has already passed but she really wanted one. I freaked out when this scarf was about 75% done because the bold colour and busy design are probably difficult to like by few other than myself but then I decided that if she doesn’t like it, tough. It’s a little shorter than I’d have liked but I ran out of time because I’m going on the plane tomorrow. I used Bernat Super Value and the Braided Cable Scarf pattern.

The next two show the colour best (left) and the detail (right).

This next one is My So Called Scarf using Caron Simply Soft on size 11 needles (8mm). I love this scarf because it was really quick and easy to knit and it really is soft! Also, it goes with most of my clothes and it was cheap because the yarn was left over from a Slytherin scarf I made ages ago.

And finally, a chevron scarf using acrylic yarn from my stash. I like this scarf because the colours are so cool together – they were supposed to be 70s inspired but it didn’t really turn out that way. The stitch is really easy but it looks quite difficult so my friends think I am very talented!