Big Old Bias Knit Scarf by Heidi Gustad

Big Old Bias Knit Scarf

February 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
400 - 420 yards (366 - 384 m)
Finished scarf measures 5″ wide and 96″ long (not including tassels), but is easily customizable to any size.
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This pattern is available for free.

The Big Old Bias Knit Scarf is a beginner-friendly knitting pattern. It’s perfect for experienced knitters looking for a palette cleanser (and a way to use up those yarn ends), but it’s also good for beginners who want to make something that looks super elegant.

This is a great pattern for learning to knit on the bias, a.k.a. knitting diagonally. While it’s just a matter of increasing on one edge of your work while decreasing at the same rate on the other edge, it elevates something like basic garter stitch with such simplicity. You can make this scarf as long or as short as you want too!

Patons Classic Wool Worsted yarn in Seafoam, Lemongrass, Coral, Aran & Peacock (any worsted weight yarn in a variety of colors will work)
US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles
tapestry needle
cardboard or tassel maker

Gauge & dimensions: 20 sts & 26 rows over 4″. Finished scarf measures 5″ wide and 96″ long (not including tassels, which are 4.75″ in length).