If you like a simple-to-knit scarf that has a flirty little feel, this pattern is for you. And, once you get the hang of it, it’s practically mindless. I used Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Aran and size 8 knitting needles. Since gauge on this scarf is no big deal, I think you could use any yarn and the suggested needle size that is recommended for that yarn.
The ruffle is worked back-and-forth for 6 rows, and then you work across the entire row. Here’s how it’s done:
CO 30 stitches
Row 1: Knit 4 stitches. Row 2: Turn work and knit 4 back.
Row 3: Knit 6 stitches. Row 4: Turn work and knit 6 back.
Row 5: Knit 8 stitches. Row 6: Turn work and knit 8 back.
Row 7: Knit 30 stitches across.
Row 8: Knit 30 stitches across.
Repeat this pattern, rows 1 – 8, until desired length.
Using 30 stitches with this yarn, the width of my scarf is 7 1/2 inches. To make a narrower or wider scarf, adjust the number of cast-on stitches. Just be sure to follow rows 1 – 6 for the ruffle effect.
It’s getting colder, and I know I’ll need a nice warm scarf, so I better get knitting. Time to cozy-up with a good movie, a cup of hot chocolate and a big plate of leftover Christmas cookies.
Wishes for a warm and wonderful New Year!
*WIP? I learned it on Ravelry…”work in progress”. (gotta love Ravelry 😉