It's November, yet there is no snow on the ground, the temperature hovers around 55 degrees, and there hasn't even been a hard freeze! Needless to say, I'm not accustomed to this Pacific Northwest weather. Even though I'll probably never need it, what better way to feel at home than knit a super-gigantic warm winter scarf. Perhaps I'll send it to one of my chilly friends back home in North Dakota.
This scarf is made extra-wide and then folded over and sewn up to make a double layer of fabric for extra coziness. Plus, this way the pattern shows on both sides.
2 skeins white Bernat Berella
I think this scarf would look absolutely lovely in a beautiful mohair or soft alpaca yarn, but, alas, I just can't tolerate wool. I only use it when I find a fabulous pattern or yarn that makes the itchiness and little red bumps worthwhile.
On the bright side, my grandma gave me 60 skeins of off-white Bernat Berella (thanks grandma!), so I'll use that instead.
U.S. size 13 needles
About 2.5 stitches per inch.
yo - yarn over
k2tog - knit 2 stitches together
Cast on 39 stitches.
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
repeat 3 more times
Row 9: k1, (yo, k2tog) 19 times
Row 10: knit
Repeat until your scarf is gigantic.
A close-up of the pattern pre-finishing.
Leave and extra long tail of yarn when you bind off. Fold the scarf over and use the tail to seam up the sides.
Add four tassels on each end. You know how to make tassels right? If you don't, here's an explanation.