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I don’t think I’ve mentioned it, but this blog has officially gone on tour! Right now we are in Utrecht, The Netherlands and while I like it here, it is also cold and foggy, which makes it perfect scarf weather. I decided to make a simple striped scarf with fringe on the ends for my boyfriend. I let him pick out his colors and he picked white, green, and a greyish yarn that changes colors. Because he liked three colors, I ended up making white and green stripes with the color-changing grey yarn throughout the whole thing, which added a randomized pattern for a unique look.
I didn’t use a pattern to make this scarf, I just knew I wanted big chunky stripes in stockinette stitch with a garter stitch edging, so I did the following:
- Use size 8 needles. Hold the white yarn and the grey yarn at the same time, cast on enough stitches to make the scarf 10 inches wide.
- Knit the first row.
- On the second row, knit the first 3 stitches, purl all the middle stitches, knit the last 3 stitches.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the scarf is 6 inches long.
- Cut the white yarn, leaving at least 6 inches to weave in later, and start using the green yarn for the next row. Never cut the grey yarn as it will be used throughout the entire scarf.
- With the green and the grey yarns, repeat steps 2 and 3 again until you have 6 more inches of scarf.
- Then cut the green yarn, leaving at least 6 inches to weave in later, and switch back to the white yarn.
- Continue alternating the green and white yarn, making 6 inch stripes, until the scarf is 5 feet long.
- Cast off.
10. Weave in all the loose ends where you switched colors.
Now it’s time for the fringe:
- Cut 6 inch strips of yarn.
- Use a needle to pull the strips through a loop on the edge.
- Make a slip knot.
- Repeat steps 1 through 3 until there is fringe all along the edge.
The final product looks like this: