A Good Scarf by Barbara Benson

A Good Scarf

Knitting
July 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches
in Garter
US 7 - 4.5 mm
450 yards (411 m)
6.5” X 84” (16.5 X 213 cm)
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Sometimes you just want something easy to knit. A pattern that is fast to memorize; a project that you can pick up and put down without fear of losing your place. Believe it or not, designing something that checks all of these boxes while at the same time yielding something that is visually enticing is a significant challenge. But I think I managed it with this scarf.

It’s one row. Seriously. Once you get that one row down you are good to go. And somehow this one row produces a scarf that is completely reversible! With a few simple stitches you can create something that is
more than the sum of its parts.

I chose to knit the sample in DK weight yarn but this pattern will work equally well in Sport or Worsted weight. If you choose a different weight yarn you will need to adjust your yardage and needle size appropriately.

For Sport weight you’ll need to go down a needle size and stick with 2 skeins, although you’ll probably not use all the yarn. The scarf will be narrower.

For Worsted weight you’ll need to go up a needle size and most likely will need 3 skeins. The scarf will be wider.

Stitches Used: knit, purl slip, slip with yarn in front
Optional bind off uses k2tog and p2tog

If you would like to see this scarf in action and hear more about it’s development check out the video pattern tour on Watch Barbara Knit here.