Getting my hygge-inducive knit on now that the temperature has nicely dropped and it’s appropriate to think about all things Cosy. It’s fun to do on the commute/in down-time.
Adelyn lost her only scarf on our recent trip to beautiful Edinburgh. I wandered into some gorgeous boutique for kid’s clothes and picked up an adorably chunky knitted scarf and promptly dropped it in disgust at the £35 PRICE TAG – ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME?!??
Then realised that I could whip together a scarf with my own two hands. This is a simple-ish pattern I devised, the subtle “points” at each end lend a little something extra in detail to what is otherwise a pure knitting pattern. Add two pom-poms and you’ll have a delightful little homemade scarf to adorn upon a little one in as little time as a weekend.
If you need any help whatsoever with the graduations to increase/decrease your stitches to get the (what are essentially) triangle shapes at either end of scarf, I use the lovely videos from Purl Soho to show me!
- 4mm knitting needles
- 6 or 8-ply DK wool (one normal sized ball for the scarf and another colour for the poms!)
- Cast on 3 stitches
- K all
- Sl1, K f&b, K1
- Sl1, K f&b, K2
- Sl1, K1, M1R, k to the last 2 stitches then M1L, K1
- Sl1, K all
Repeat step 5 and 6 till you have 21 stitches.
- Sl1, K all – for all of your rows until you have the desired length
Then when you’re ready to finish off the scarf and do your decreasing…
- Sl1, K1, SSK, K to last 4 stitches, K2tog, K2
- Sl1, K all
Repeat 1 and 2 still you have 5 stitches left and finish off with…
- Sl1, SSK, K2Tog, K1
- K and bind off
Make your Pom-Poms and then attach to each end ^.^