Sideways garter stitch scarf by Alison Hansel
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Sideways garter stitch scarf

Aran / Worsted ?
4.5 stitches = 1 inch
in pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
150 - 300 yards (137 - 274 m)
This pattern is available for free.

This pattern includes 4 other simple beginner’s scarves to try. Bulky weight yarn can also be used, on US size 10 needles for a gauge of 3 st./in. From the blog:
“Five simple scarf patterns for beginners, arranged starting with the easiest, each scarf adding one new technique or twist.

The patterns are all written for worsted weight yarn, so beginners can use the leftovers from the beginner’s hat to start. But since size isn’t a real issue when you’re dealing with scarves, feel free to try a different yarn with a similar gauge. Or for a quick knit, try some bulky yarn and follow the numbers in italics.

The adventurous beginner can also try changing colors by dropping the old yarn at the end of a row and starting the new row with a different colored yarn. When weaving in ends, twist the two colors around each other once to close any hole that might have formed when changing colors and weave ends into their respective color areas.“