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One Hour Scarf

By: Sarah Bradberry
Updated April 17, 2023
One Hour Scarf
One Hour Scarf
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This easy to knit One Hour Scarf is perfect for making for gifts this holiday season because it literally only takes an hour to make. Use three different strands of DK weight yearn to create a multi-colored, thick and warm accessory. If you're a new knitter, this scarf is perfect for practicing the knit stitch, and at the end of all that rehearsing, you'll have your own cozy garment to snuggle up to when the temperature drops.


Knitting Needle Size35 or 19 mm

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

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It definitely works up in an hour, however it does not come anywhere near the 6.5" it is supposed to be.

I was looking for a quick scarf to knit for charity and here it is. I knit on subways and trains and this is a good portable project as well. I have until Thursday to make this and I am seeing a movie tonight so we will see how long it takes. Perfect stash buster as well. It will make an unusual scarf. Thank you.

I'm intrigued by this project - only one hour? That sounds like quite the challenge. Challenge accepted!

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HELP does this mean you use three strands of yarn at a time? Do you use three strand of 4 weight or 3 worsted weight What does 4 dk mean? I have to make them this week!

You will use either 3 strands of worsted weight yarn or 4 strands of DK weight yarn at a time to knit this scarf. Hope this helps! -- Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I haven't knit in years and years and I'm not sure I can (due to hand issues) but I'd like to try - I'm a tad confused - can someone clarify for me - is this using several different skeins of yarn and making one stitch of each color mixed together at once? Thanks for any help :)

Yes, you are using 3 worsted weight or 4 dk weight yarns together as one, this is what is known as a multi strand pattern.

Could someone please tell me how much yarn is needed? Thanks

90mtrs or 99 yards each of 4 dk weight or 3 worsted weight yarns (approximately)

A fun one-day project for beginners! Love it!

This pattern is done sideways, not end to end.

So, what's your point? anyone looking at the pattern can see that by observing the way the knitting runs and the name, of the pattern, you're not going to do this in one hour going short end to short end. lengthwise scarves are much easier and require less finishing.

It looks great but knitting only 10 rows makes no sense at all. Could that be 100? Would you mind making the correction? This could freak out really new beginners... LOL!

The instructions appear to be correct to me. Since casting on 72 stitches tells me it will be knitted long-wise.


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