A scarf

16 December, 2015 5 Comments

scarf | Baking Betsy

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!).

scarf | Baking Betsy

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.
Cast off.

scarf | Baking Betsy

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?)

scarf | Baking Betsy

scarf | Baking Betsy

Thimble and Twig
22 December, 2015


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    Esther @ Inside Out & About

    7 January, 2017

    What a perfect little scarf. I love the colour too! #LittleMakes
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    Fee | One of Each

    7 January, 2017

    I absolutely adore this post! The scarf is beautiful and so are the photographs. I am hoping to learn to knit This year so will definitely be coming back to this. #littlemakes

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    8 January, 2017

    Hi Charlotte. Thanks so much for linking up to #littlemakes we are so glad you are joining in. Just a gentle reminder to please add the #littlemakes badge so people can find us and also join in. more crafts more fun. Here it is for you to add if you can πŸ™‚ x

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    Amethyst | One Sage Mama

    10 January, 2017

    Super cute! My grandmother just knit two scarves for my daughter or else I’d be making this for her. Hand knit scarves are the best! #littlemakes
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    17 January, 2017

    What a lovely blog! Gorgeous photos! I love the colour of this scarf and it looks super snuggle! Perfect for the cold weather we’re having! Thanks for linking up #littlemakes


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