Expanded Rib scarf by Katrina Walser

Expanded Rib scarf

April 2017
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in Expanded Rib (instructions in pattern)
US 19 - 15.0 mm
175 yards (160 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

After getting a bit obsessed with their Cotton and Petite Wool, I bought a couple of balls of We Are Knitter’s Wool to see what it was like. I was a bit hesitant to try it at first since I’d never worked with yarn that was so chunky before, but I decided to give it a go anyway.

I knew I wanted to try something textured but it can be difficult to do with super bulky yarn can since the thicker yarn gets, the less stitch definition you get. After trying a few different combinations of knits and purls, I finally hit on this stitch that I’m calling “Expanded Rib”. It’s ridiculously simple but it results in a really nice variation on seed stitch that looks completely different and equally lovely from both sides.

The scarf itself is the definition of cosy. I can see what all the fuss is about this yarn now - it’s so soft and warm, and there isn’t an itch in sight. You can use any super chunky or jumbo yarn that knits up to the right gauge though!