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Secret Love

Woolgirl Sock Club
Knitting
October 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in Fingering weight, garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
265 - 425 yards (242 - 389 m)
Fingering weight, sport weight

Update, November 2013

I promise that I didn’t forget about this pattern. I will release it as soon as I am able.


A squishy, cozy garter stitch scarf with a bit of lace.

I have a confession. I have a secret love, and I have to shout it out loud: I love garter stitch. It’s soft and squishy, and it’s versatile. It’s relaxing, it’s easy, and anyone can do it. As beautiful as a hand knit sweater with cascading cables and lace can be, I can’t get over my secret love for garter stitch. As an advanced knitter I know I’m supposed to eschew garter stitch, but I just can’t let it go. I’ll admit it: I still make garter stitch scarves. So this scarf is a celebration of my love for garter stitch and simple lace that almost anyone can knit.

Grab a scale if you want to adjust the shape of the pattern! You can make a more emphasized triangle but doing additional increase and decrease sections and omitting straight repeats. I’ve given instructions based on maximizing your yardage for the best shape possible. If you prefer a thinner scarf, or something wider, you can easily adjust the pattern by doing additional increase, decrease, or straight sections.