Stash Dive Scarf by Summer Lee

Stash Dive Scarf

Knitting
January 2021
yarn held together
Worsted
+ Fingering
= Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with yarn held double
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1300 yards (1189 m)
one size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

THE STASH DIVE SCARF WAS CREATED TO SOLVE PROBLEMS. First, I needed something to keep my neck warm on cold winter walks. I’m not a shawl person (I tried knitting one once and quickly abandoned the endeavor - plus, I can’t figure out how to wear them), so a scarf was the natural choice for my sartorial and knitting preferences.

The second problem this colorful pile of squish solves involves my ever-growing stash of yarn odds and ends - half cakes and tiny balls of left-overs that have begun to outgrow their homes! Stash-busting projects are some of my favorites because it feels so good to use what I have in the making of something I’ll love and wear.

Finally, this scarf solved the problem of what to do with myself when I simply can’t focus on more involved projects. When life feels heavy, and the world seems infinitely dark, a simple scarf - row after row of gently knit stitches - is just the thing my hands crave! Quiet evenings watching a movie, devouring a new show, or reading a book, are made all the sweeter with a comforting stretch of wool growing steadily from my hands.

I hope you enjoy knitting this scarf as much as I did! This pattern includes tutorials for knitting in your ends as you go, avoiding a jog when changing colors, sewing up your scarf end, and performing kitchener stitch on the other end. If you’d like to skip the tutorials and go straight to the instructions, head to page 8! Happy Knitting!

MATERIALS

  • Approximately 655 yards/599 meters of worsted weight yarn
  • Approximately 690 yards/631 meters of fingering weight yarn
  • US size 10/6.0mm circular 16” knitting needles
  • A stitch marker
  • A tapestry needle

GAUGE
20 sts over 4”/10cm and 28 rows, knit in the round and blocked.

To see a video of me demonstrating all the techniques used in the scarf, head to my YouTube!

You can find the blog post about the scarf here!