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Spooky Hands Scarf

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This easy knit scarf pattern is perfect for all of your Halloween festivities. Try out a new look this Halloween with the Spooky Hands Scarf. This knitted scarf pattern is a great way to get into the mood for the scariest holiday of the year. You'll get plenty of comments about this fun and funky scarf. Knit this scarf in haunting Halloween color combinations. Wrapping this whimsical creation around your neck is a great way to keep warm while you walk the streets with your kids or hand out candy.

Spooky Hands Scarf
Spooky Hands Scarf
This image courtesy of premieryarns.com

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size: 8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Abbreviations
beg = beginning
dpn = double pointed needle
inc’d = increased
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together (1 st decreased)
ndl = needle
rem = remain(ing)
rnd = round
st(s) = stitch(es)
St st = stockinette stitch

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Length: 62” from fingertip to fingertip


MATERIALS

  • Deborah Norville Collection Everyday Go Team for Premier Yarns (100% anti-pilling acrylic; 100g/180 yds)
    • DN300-05 Half Time – 2 balls
  • Needles: US Size 8 (5 mm) set of double pointed needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
  • Notions: Tapestry needle, polyester stuffing, stitch markers, waste yarn (for holding stitches)


GAUGE
18 sts x 24 rows = 4” in St st
Save time, check your gauge.

PATTERN NOTES
This scarf is worked in 2 halves. Each half is identical. The cast-on edges are sewn together and form the center of the scarf.


SCARF
First Half
Beginning at the start of a yellow or green color change in the yarn, cast on 35 sts. Divide sts evenly among dpns, place marker (pm) and join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 1: Knit. Cont in St st until Scarf meas 21” from cast-on edge.


Hand - Thumb Gusset
Next rnd: K16, pm, k3, pm, knit to end.
Inc rnd: Knit to marker, sl m, m1, knit to marker, m1, sl m, knit to end – 2 sts inc’d.

Next rnd: Knit.
Rep these 2 rnds, 5 more times – 15 sts between markers.
Next rnd: Knit to marker, remove marker, slip 15 Thumb sts to waste yarn, cast on 3 stitches using backward loop cast-on, remove other marker, knit to end – 35 sts.
Cont in St st for 2¾”.


Fingers
Next rnd: K5, place next 4 sts on waste yarn for half of ring finger, place next 4 sts on waste yarn for half of middle finger, place next 10 sts on waste yarn for index finger, next 4 sts on waste yarn for other half of middle finger, next 4 sts on waste yarn for other half of ring finger – 9 sts rem for little finger.


Little Finger
Arrange rem sts evenly on 3 dpns.
Next rnd: Cast on 2 sts using backward loop cast on, k9, place marker for beg of rnd – 11 sts.
Work even in St st until Little Finger measures 2½”.
Dec rnd: [K2tog] 4 times, k3tog – 5 sts rem. Break yarn, thread through tapestry ndl, and pass through rem live sts. Pull taut, fasten off.


Ring Finger

Place each set of 4 sts on a dpn.
Rnd 1: Beg with sts closest to Little Finger, k4, cast on 2 sts, k4, pick up and knit 2 sts from base of Little Finger, place marker for beg of rnd – 12 sts.
Work even in St st until Ring Finger measures 3”.
Dec rnd: [K2tog] across rnd – 6 sts rem. Break yarn, thread through tapestry ndl, and pass through rem live sts. Pull taut, fasten off.


Middle Finger
Place each set of 4 sts on a dpn.
Rnd 1: Beg with sts closest to Ring Finger, k4, cast on 2 sts, k4, pick up and knit 2 sts from base of Ring Finger, place marker for beg of rnd – 12 sts.
Work even in St st until Middle Finger measures 3½”.
Dec rnd: [K2tog] across rnd – 6 sts rem. Break yarn, thread through tapestry ndl, and pass through rem live sts. Pull taut, fasten off.


Index Finger
Place 10 held sts on dpns.
Rnd 1: Pick up and knit 2 sts from base of Index Finger, k10, place marker for beg of rnd – 12 sts.
Work even in St st until Index finger measures 3”.
Complete as for Middle Finger.

 

Thumb
Place 15 held sts on dpns.
Rnd 1: Pick up and knit 3 sts from gap, k15 – 18 sts.
Next rnd: K1, ssk, k13, k2tog – 16 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd.
Work even in St st until Thumb measures 3”.
Dec rnd: [K2tog] across rnd – 8 sts rem. Break yarn, thread through tapestry ndl, and pass through rem live sts. Pull taut, fasten off.


Second Half of Scarf
Work as for First Half.


FINISHING
If necessary, sew closed any holes between Fingers.
Stuff Hands, Thumbs, and Fingers with polyester stuffing. With small amount of yarn, tack down scarf about 1” before Thumb shaping begins, to ensure stuffing does not travel up main Scarf.


Sew Second Half of Scarf to First Half of Scarf at cast-on edges.


Weave in ends

 

 

 

Get more spook-tacular knitting patterns in Spooky Knitting: 9 DIY Halloween Costumes + Decorations!
 

 

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