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Up the Volume Scarf
Up the Volume Scarf
This image courtesy of redheart.com

The Up the Volume Scarf is a great beginner knit scarf pattern if you're short on time. Due to the jumbo weight yarn, this free knitting pattern works up quickly for today's busy woman. The design is perfect for beginners or those looking to make a last-minute gift. All you need to do is use simple garter stitch and knit every row to create the multi-colored cozy scarf of your dreams. Plus, the fringe detailing is right on trend and adds a bit of whimsy to this knitted scarf. This pattern is the perfect example of a modern look without all the hassle.

Beginner

Knitting Needle Size35 or 19 mm

Yarn Weight(7) Jumbo

Gauge5 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 5 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Garter Stitch (knit every row). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeScarf measures 11" wide x 72" [28 cm x 183 cm] long without fringe (measured flat)

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Collage™: 4 balls 9982 Circus
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 19 mm [US 35]
  • Yarn needle
  • Crochet hook

Instructions

Loose knit of scarf causes it to stretch from the 72" [183 cm] length to about 84" [213 cm] long when worn.

Pattern Stitch

Garter Stitch
Row 1 (Right Side): Knit all sts.
Row 2 (Wrong Side): Knit all sts.
Repeat rows 1-2.

Scarf

Cast on 14 sts.
Row 1 (Right Side): Knit across row.
Row 2 (Wrong Side): Knit across row.
Continue working in Garter Stitch (knit every row) until scarf measures 72" [183 cm] from cast on edge.
Next Row: Bind off all stitches loosely.
Draw yarn through remaining stitch twice; fasten securely.

Fringe

Cut 48 - 12" [30 cm] strands of yarn. Hold 3 strands of yarn together for each fringe knot.
8 fringes are on each end of scarf.
Hold 3 strands of yarn together, fold in half, with crochet hook pull top loops of yarn through stitch along end edge of scarf. Feed the ends of the yarn through the loops-pull loop tightly to secure. Repeat 7 times along edge of scarf, spacing fringe every other stitch-total 8 fringes on each end. Repeat on opposite end of scarf. Trim fringe evenly to same length.

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Finishing

With Yarn needle, weave in all ends.

Abbreviations

K
knit
cm
centimeters
mm
millimeters
st(s)
stitch(es)

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I adore this scarf. The colors, the texture, everything. It looks super easy but so beautiful!

Bulky scarves are amazing, and this one is so pretty! That yarn is fantastic. I have to try this.

It its amazing how when you use the right yarn and needle how something so easy to do can look so classy.I see these simple scarves on sale at the Christmas markets for quite a bit a money. And now I know how they are made. Easy to knit and they will be popular. Thank you.

This is a colorful scarf, and with the jumbo weight yarn and large needles it will knit up quickly. My only issue is the Red Heart Collage yarn is an acrylic and wool blend, and I don't use wool (or other animal based fibers). But it's easy enough to substitute another type of yarn, maybe even a self patterning one.

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