COZY CHECKERBOARD SCARF
This fun and easy pattern makes a really beautiful infinity scarf, very cozy and nicely textured.
Yarn is knitted in three strands which makes this scarf a fast knit. You can adjust the pattern to another yarn, change the size or length of the finished garment, and play with the color choices!
The stitch I used for this scarf is sometimes called double moss, double seed, british moss, 2x2 checkerboard, etc. I prefer to call it “chunky checkerboard” :) If you want your scarf to look more chunky and cozy, I suggest not to block it in order to save that amazing fluffy structure. On the other hand, blocking can reveal the real checkerboard texture. I would consider knitting a 4”x4” sample and looking at it both blocked and unblocked so that you can decide which one works better for you.
- Patons Classic Wool Worsted (100% wool, 3.5 oz./100g, 210 yd/192 m)
- In yellow: 7.8oz./220g, folded three times
- US11/8mm needles
- You might need to use the needles of one size up/down in order to obtain the same gauge.
- Tapestry needle
- 9 sts and 12 rows in 4”/10cm in Checkerboard stitch worked flat.
- 8.7”/22cm wide (unblocked)
- 51”/130cm long (unblocked)
Cast on 20sts using Long Tail Cast On (or any other Cast On you like).
BODY OF A SCARF
- Note: To make edges of the scarf look more polished, we are going to slip the first stitch and to purl the last stitch of every row.
Row 1: sl1 wyib, k1, (p2,k2) 4 times, p2.
Row 2: as Row 1.
Row 3: sl1 wyib, p1, (k2,p2) 4 times, k1, p1.
Row 4: as Row 3.
- Continue to knit these 4 rows until desired length. If you want your scarf to be more long, don’t forget that you’ll need more yarn.
- Scarf has to end with the row 4.
Bind off pretty loosely: k1, (slip st back to left needle, k2tog) until 1st is left.
Cut yarn leaving appr.8”(20cm) tail and pull it through the loop of last stitch.
Weave in ends. Enjoy!
This pattern has a page on Ravelry where you can get more inspiration and share your finished knits: