Here’s a little home-made present idea for you. It’s perfect for a beginner or someone short on time! I knitted this scarf for Betsy last winter using a gorgeous thick yarn I found in my stash. I’m not sure where it’s from, but its one of those beautiful hand-dyed, home-spun affairs. Loop have something that looks very similar (thirty quid, mind!).
It’s a really, really easy stitch. I like how the pattern means there’s no real right side or wrong side of the scarf. I’m not much of a knitter, and I whipped this up in a couple of evenings, someone more experienced than me could do this in an hour or so. As I knitted this for Boo, I only cast on 10 stitches and that’s a perfect width for a small child’s scarf and the thickness of my yarn. Feel free to add as many stitches as you like though! I think If I were using a DK yarn thickness, I’d probably go for 15.
Here’s how to make it:
Cast on 10 stitches.
[Knit two rows of 10 stitches,
K1, P8, K1.]
Repeat the rows in the brackets until you reach your desired length.
Easy! If you have any yarn left you can make a fringe like I have. This video will show you how (and more clearly than me explaining it. Oh, YouTube, what would I do without you?)