Diamond Skinny Scarf by Mabel Teoh

Diamond Skinny Scarf

November 2008
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 - 350 yards (183 - 320 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Scarves - it was the first item I had ever knitted. I remember my first scarf - I knitted it too wide and a little short with some loopy Patons yarn. I was in Australia then and recently, I felt like going back to the basics.

Scarves can be pretty complicated depending on what pattern and how you want to knit it. I kept things pretty simple with this diamond stitch pattern I got from a stitch dictionary.

The width is determined by how many stitches you casted on; in my case, it was less than 30. I must apologize for the estimation - it has been a while since I knitted this and some of the details are hazy to say the least. After blocking (and I stretched it out to near breaking point), the scarf’s width is 5.5 inches and length is 50 inches (total yardage used is 196 yards).

You can play around with the type & weight of yarns as well as the colours. Please note that if you’re planning on making a longer or wider scarf OR if you don’t intend to stretch it out that tightly during blocking, you’ll need more than 196 yards. I would suggest anywhere from 200 to 350 yards to be on the safe side.

The yarn I used is just a reference for those who would like to get a light, frothy scarf for spring or autumn.

Anyway, here’s the pattern for those who are interested in knitting up some diamond skinnies!