I’ve been combing through my yarn stash lots lately, looking at all the good stuff that I have stored away. The wool that I’ve been drawn to the most has been my 3 skeins of Quarry (in Sulpher) from Brooklyn Tweed. They’ve been staring at me for a while now. Since green is my son’s favorite color, and winter is coming, I thought a scarf might be needed. Scarves are by no means my favorite thing to work on, but since he won’t really wear a hat that’s not brimmed, this is was a good, mindless project to work on. No heavy focusing required. This pattern is simple and easy, so I thought I’d share it with you all. It’s a good step up from stockinette stitch if you’re wanting to try something new, but still feel like you’re near beginner level. It utilizes Seed Stitch Pattern beautifully to create a textured, yet gender-neutral fabric. I’m halfway through in only 2 days, so it also goes really quickly! I’ll post a complete picture as soon as I’m finished. Here’s the pattern, in case you want to get started on this yourself!
- app. 400 yds (200 g) chunky weight yarn (our Trail or Cabin would work perfectly!)
- US 10.5 (6.5 mm) needles
Terms and Definitions:
- CO: Cast on
- K: knit
- P: purl
- RS: right side of the fabric
- WS: wrong side of the fabric
- GSS (Garter Stitch Selvedge Edge): slip the first stitch on the row knitwise, then follow your established pattern until one stitch before the end of the row. Purl the last stitch.
CO 30 stitches with your preferred CO method.
Row 1: *K2, P2, repeat from * to end.
Repeat Row 1 until piece measures approximately 1 ½" (4 cm) from Cast On edge, ending after a RS row.
Transition Row: [GSS] P to one stitch before the end, [GSS]
Place removable stitch marker on RS of fabric and leave there until end of project to help you remember which is RS and which is WS.
Seed Stitch (Main Section): beginning on RS of project
Repeat Ribbed Edge 1 more time to finish the edge.
Cast-Off knitwise. Weave in loose ends, block lightly, and wear with pride!