This scarf features a completely reversible stitch pattern with a 4 row repeat, and is easy to memorize. I knitted this scarf in two pieces and seamed them together, but this was because I didn’t have a needle long enough for the whole scarf. The pattern is easy to knit either flat (back and forth in two pieces) or in the round. It’s also a fast knit- it took me less than a week from cast on to cast off.
***Knitting in the Round****
Basically, rows 1 and 3 are just knit and purl rows. these would be the ‘wrong’ side rows when knitting flat, but when knitting in the round, it’s pretty easy to just knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches- the completely reversible pattern ensures that it’s consistent.
The intention was that your stitch count would be the same for both flat and knitting in the round, since it is in the wet blocking that you’ll get the full size measurements, and it’s meant to be as forgiving as possible of an inch here or there. You may find that casting on 252 (instead of 256) stitches avoids the double ribbing that would occur if knitting in the round exactly as written.