Friday, December 13, 2013

Simple Gifts Scarf

It is gift season and if you are a knitter, you are probably looking for some easy , fast last minute ideas.

Consider this simple brioche stitch scarf.

Instructions are as follows:

Yarn: 1.5 skeins of Madeline Tosh, Tosh Merino wool shown in Grasshopper

Supplies: 1 pair Size #10 (6 mm) needles
A crochet hook

Size: Finished measurements are approx. 6 x 78” (15 x 198 cm).

Gauge: 20 stitches = 6” in brioche stitch

 Cast On 20 stitches or an even number to achieve desired width.
Pattern Row: (k1, k1 below), repeat to last 2 stitches, k1, slip1.
Repeat Pattern Row until scarf measures 70” or desired length, then bind off.
Cut 40 8” pieces of yarn to be used as fringe.
Using crochet hook, tie 10 pairs of equally spaced fringe to each end of scarf (20 total).

If you have never tried brioche stitch before and are not familiar with "knit 1 below"  the pdf download version of this pattern shows how to do it. You can download it from Ravelry.

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