Camp Fire Scarf - pattern


I think there's nothing more awesome than a garter stitch scarf. They remind me of learning to knit, a time where more challenging things like purling didn't exist, and of not having to really think too much on the project at hand. Sometimes we all just need a simple project that doesn't take too much brain power but still creates something you'll love wearing. For me, that's a garter stitch scarf.

I did want this to be a little bit different from your usual stripy scarf, so I knitted it on the bias. I started in one corner, increased until it was a width I was happy with, then carried on until I'd used up three skeins of Outlaw YarnVanitas DK, and finished off by decreasing to the last corner. 

This is a great yarn for an accessory. With 90 per cent alpaca, it's super soft and extremely warm.


Want to make one too?

Here's how I made mine… just a note that this has not been tested by other knitters and it might not be the best use of increases and decreases, but it's resulted in something that works for me!

Camp Fire Scarf

You need 4 x skeins of Outlaw Yarns' Vanitas Dk:
1 x Knowledge (blue)
1 x Wealth (straw / gold)
1 x Mahogany (brick red)
1 x Vanity (grey)

4mm needles

Gauge: 22 sts x 44 rows over 10cm after blocking

Abbreviations:
CO = cast on
Sl 1 = slip 1
Kfb = knit into the front and back of the stitch (increases one)
k= knit
k2tog = knit two together (decreases one)
BO = bind off

To start - increase section

CO 3 sts with Knowledge
Set up row: Sl 1, Kfb, K1
Increase row: Sl 1, k to last two sts, Kfb, K1
Repeat the increase row until you have 94 sts

Body of scarf

Cut yarn, leaving 6 inches to weave in and join in Wealth.

Row 1 (right side) Sl 1, K2tog, K to last two sts, Kfb, K1
Row 2 Sl 1, K to end.

Continue repeating these two rows until you reach the end of the skein, finishing on the wrong side.
Join in Mahogany, continuing in body pattern.
Continue until you reach the end of the skein, finishing on the wrong side.
Join in Vanity, continuing in body pattern.
Continue until you reach the end of the skein, finishing on the wrong side.

Decrease section:

Join in the remainder of Knowledge

Row 1 (right side) Sl 1, K2tog, K to end
Row 2: Sl1, K2tog, K to end

Continue repeating these two rows until 3 sts remain. BO.






Comments

  1. I love the bias of your scarf! It looks great

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    1. Thanks lovely lady! It was nice to knit something a little different from the usual stripes!

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  2. your scarf looks great, i like the simplified separation and the colour choice is fab

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