Scarves – it was the first item I had ever knitted. I remember my first scarf – I knitted it too wide and a little short with some loopy Patons yarn. I was in Australia then and recently, I felt like going back to the basics. Scarves can be pretty complicated depending on what pattern and how you want to knit it. I kept things pretty simple with this diamond stitch pattern I got from a stitch dictionary.
The width is determined by how many stitches you casted on; in my case, it was less than 30. I must apologize for the estimation – it has been a while since I knitted this and some of the details are hazy to say the least.
Anyway, here’s the pattern for those who are interested in knitting up some diamond skinnies!
5.5″ wide across and 50″ long with an 8″ double knotted fringe
About 180 metres (195.5 yards) of Rowan Tapestry in Rustic but you can use any type or weight of yarn. If you plan to make this wider and/or longer, allow for 200 to 350 yards of yarn.
Crochet hook, extra yarn for the fringe, rust-proof pins for blocking
Gauge doesn’t really matter. If you want a frothy scarf, use light-weight wool and bigger needles. If you want a heavy, tighter scarf, do the opposite – heavy-weight wool and smaller needles.
k = knit
p = purl
KNITTING UP THE SCARF
Cast on a multiple of 8 stitches plus 1
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K 4, *p 1, k 7* (repeat * to *); ending last repeat with k 4
Row 4 and 10: P 3, *k 1, p 1, k 1, p 5* (repeat * to *); ending last repeat with p 3
Row 5 and 9: K 2 *p 1, k 3* (repeat * to *); ending last repeat with k 2
Row 6 and 8: P 1, *k 1, p5, k 1, p 1* (repeat * to *)
Row 7: P 1, *k 7, p 1* (repeat * to *)
Repeat Rows 3 through 10 for pattern until you reach the desired length. Bind off and add the fringe with additional yarn using a crochet hook.
Wash and block to open up the diamond pattern and avoid the tell-tale side curling in of stockinette stitches.
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