A nice thick pure merino (yes, again), this time in stripes of two colours with a bit of definition between them. And just for fun and something different, a bit of a ruffle at each end.
Fast to knit and looks great! Make it wider if you have enough yarn, as it tends to want to roll itself up into a tube (hence the twisted looking image, below).
- 75 metres (82 yards) of bulky weight yarn (about 13 sts per 4 in / 10 cm) in each of two colours (150 metres / 164 yards altogether) - I used Merino Light (superwash) in grape fizz and denim
- pair of 5.5 mm needles
- gauge is about 16 1/2 sts per 4 in / 10 cm
- finished size is about 7.25 in wide by 37 in long (19 cm by 94 cm)
- With Colour 1, cast on 30 sts.
- Knit next row, purl next row, etc for total of 9 rows done in stocking st, end ready to work wrong side row.
- Knit across this row, forming a purl st ridge on the right hand side of the work.
- Change to Colour 2, work 9 rows stocking st as before, then knit one row from wrong side for a garter st ridge on the right side, also as before.
- Continue to switch between your two colours til you have 8 stripes of each colour, ending off with just having worked your wrong side knit row in Colour 2. Cast off in Colour 2.
- Add ruffle - At cast on edge, working from right side and using Colour 2, pick up and knit one st in every cast on st, plus one extra at the beginning and end of the row (32 sts). Turn.
- Purl one row, turn.
- Knit two sts into each st to end of row, turn.
- Cast off very loosely in knit from wrong side of work.
- Follow same directions, reversing colours, at other end of scarf.
- Work in ends and you're done.
- If you have enough yarn and feel so inclined, make the ruffle a few rows longer. Knit 2 sts into every st on the right side, and purl your way back across the wrong side.
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