I wrote this scarf pattern for my boyfriend, who is a new knitter. He is not a fan of doing purl stitches, and prefers do-able knitting projects that wont stress him out with crazy techniques or lots of counting. The scarf pattern is written to be more interesting to knit and wear than a garter stitch scarf, and I was so pleased that the simple slip stitch texture is still definitely beginner friendly.
Sometimes all you want is a simple project that works up quickly, no muss no fuss. Knit with a super bulky yarn, this project works up fast and produces a cozy fabric that is sure to be a hit with any person who gets to try it on. This pattern would make a great first time project, and it even avoids purling!
The original scarf was knit with Cascade yarn’s Lana Grande, a super bulky yarn that creates a fabric that is both sturdy and soft enough to wear against the skin. It is spun of 100% Peruvian highland wool, which is a variety resulting from sheep bred with Corriedale sheep for strength and Merino for improved softness! Borgo de Pazzi Naturalia is another super bulky yarn that we carry that would make an amazing Boyfriendly scarf, or if you cast on an extra 4 stitches and use a smaller needle size, you can use any bulky yarn to knit the scarf at a smaller gauge. The Malabrigo Mecha, Estelle Eco Super Alapaca or Mirasol Yaya would all make incredibly soft and squishy scarves in bulky weight yarn!