Skinny Scarf Pattern
Skinny Scarf Pattern
Katherine Walters - The Knitted Raven
This simple pattern knit in fine yarn produces a luxurious accessory that makes a wonderful gift. As it only needs one skein, I encourage you to splurge on nice yarn. It can be worn in a variety of ways (see pictures). It is a great pattern for new knitters as it uses no purl stitches and the lacy effect is created by yarn overs and knitting two stitches together. It creates a reversible scarf (i.e. it looks the same front and back).
Note: This pattern was originally designed for lace weight yarn; however, I'm currently knitting it using Cascade Eco Duo on 5 mm needles. This is a worsted weight alpaca/merino blend with a soft hand and drape, and it's looking great. Pictures to follow!
Materials: One skein of lace weight yarn. I used Sugarbush Drizzle in Thunderstorm. (25g/200m) for the sample above, but any comparable lace weight yarn should do. If you want a longer scarf, you can use a second ball (total 400 m). Consider a yarn with color variations. The gentle color changes in the yarn add visual interest without complicating the knitting.
Needles: Size 4 mm needles. You will also need a tapestry needle for darning in the ends.
Gauge: Gauge is not incredibly important, but it is good to get in the habit of swatching and checking your gauge. My sample was 6.5-7.5 inches wide (blocked the ends to flair slightly) and 53 inches long. My gauge was 5.5 stitches to the inch.
Loosely cast on 36 stitches. I used a 5 mm needle to cast mine on to prevent me from pulling my yarn too tightly.
Knit six rows to create a garter stitch edge.
Row 7 (your one and only pattern row): K6, (K1, YO, K2tog) 3 times; K6, (K1,YO,K2tog) 3 times; K6.
Repeat this row until your skein is nearly exhausted. With the right side of your work facing, knit the next 6 rows. Then cast off loosely.
Darn in the yarn ends. Gently hand wash and block.
Care: This item will be created with fine yarn. Be sure to follow the care instructions on the yarn label. Generally, fine yarn should be hand washed in cold water, with a mild soap designed for fine knits. Lay flat to dry.
Note: You are free to use this pattern for personal use, or to hand make items for sale. Please credit me as the designer on your product labeling/website/etc.
K or k - knit
P or p - purl
K2tog - knit two stitches together
YO - yarn over
PM - Place stitch marker
Samples above knit in Sugarbush Drizzle Thunderstorm.
If you have any questions about this pattern, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org