Simple Garter Stitch Scarf
No one wants to work on a knitting project that will go out of style in a year; knitting, almost by definition, has an enduring quality. Thats why patterns like the Simple Garter Stitch Scarf are such excellent projects to work on. You can rest assured that the elegance of this scarf will stay fashionable throughout the years. This is a great project for a beginning knitter to take on, especially knitters who pride themselves on personal style.
Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Patons® Canadiana™ (3.5 oz/100 g; 205 yds/187 m)
- Contrast A Pale Grey Mix (10046) 1 ball
- Contrast B Burgundy (10430) 1 ball
- Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- Stitch marker
Approx 11" [28 cm] deep x 62" [157.5 cm] long.
19 sts and 36 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter st.
With B, cast on 2 sts.
1st row: (RS). Kfb. K1.
2nd row: K2. Kfb.
3rd row: Kfb. K2tog. K1.
4th and alt rows: Knit to last st. Kfb.
5th row: Kfb. K2tog. K2.
7th row: Kfb. K2tog. K3.
9th row: Kfb. K2tog. K4.
11th row: Kfb. Knit to last 6 sts. PM. K2tog. K4.
Note: From this point on, keep marker in position before last 6 sts.
12th row: With A, as 4th row.
13th row: Kfb. Knit to last 6 sts. Slip marker. K2tog. K4.
14th to 17th rows: With B, as 12th and 13th rows twice more.
18th to 23rd rows: With A, as 12th and 13th rows 3 times more.
Rep 14th to 23rd rows 7 times more.
Next 2 rows: With B, as 12th and 13th rows.
Next 2 rows: With A, as 12th and 13th rows.
Rep last 4 rows 20 times more.
Rep 14th to 23rd rows until work across longer side edge measures approx 62" [157.5 cm] or until 2 balls have been used, ending with 5 rows of A.
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