free scarf pattern

About a week ago we were hanging out at the Wild Animal Park with friends.  It was cold … okay, okay, it was cold by California standards.  Every time we passed a gift shop Jay asked me to buy him a scarf.  Being the oh so kind mother I am, I refused.  I'd reminded him approximately 3,472 times before we left the house that it was going to be cold, but he knew better and thought he'd be just fine.  Then I heard bells, alarms and whistles and a little light went off above my head.  I'd knit him a scarf for Christmas. 

I surfed the net and looked through my knitting books and came up with a super easy scarf.

What you need:

  • Size 9 needles
  • 2 balls Patons Classic Wool (Dark Grey)

IMG_2523To make:

Double the yarn – work with 2 balls at the same time so the scarf is thick and warm.

Cast on 23 stitches

1st row – knit 1, purl 1 .. repeat to end (end on knit 1)

2nd row – knit

repeat these 2 rows until desired scarf length is reached.  I used the entire ball/s

Cast off loosely.

N.B.  You will need to pay close attention to your knitting, you are working with 2 balls at the same time so it's very easy to knit/purl into one loop of the stitch and not the other (hence your pattern won't work and you'll end up with too many stitches on your needle).  I had to pull my knitting apart a couple of times and re-do when I got sidetracked by a show on TV.


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[email protected] December 26, 2008 - 4:00 pm

That is a fabulous gift-I love it! It has been SOO cold in California. I don’t think I’ve ever been so cold. I’ll have to add this scarf to my must-knit list, it’s perfect. I’ll be linking to this as well, thanks tons for sharing!

Sharlene December 27, 2008 - 4:00 pm

I have tried to get Paul to wear a man scarf but he won’t. Evidently he is too cool for it (or maybe not cool enough…) I love Jay’s scarf.

Birdie December 28, 2008 - 4:00 pm

must be global warming *L* great scarf. I have this “thing” for scarves anyway. Looks like he loved it!

Helen Thompson January 2, 2009 - 4:00 pm

I love the scarf pattern it looks so easy to make. We are going travelling in July so I will make an effort to knit it before then so I can wear it when the weather gets colder. I need to make longer for me I guess.Helen

Candice January 15, 2009 - 4:00 pm

I’ve been looking for a fun and simple new scarf design since I’m a beginning knitter, thanks so much!


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