The scarf is knit in garter stitch with a chain-stitch edge, imitating the texture of grosgrain ribbon. The scarf also features a keyhole, which keeps the scarf snugly in place (the keyhole can be left out if desired). The pattern is written for a bulky weight yarn, but it can easily be adapted to other weights by increasing or decreasing the number of stitches.
Finished Measurements: 5 1/2 inches by 42 inches
Gauge: 13 st = 4 inches in garter stitch
Yarn: bulky weight, approximately 120 yds. (sample was knit with one skein of Bernat Softee Chunky, color: Antique Rose)
Needle size: 11
slp = slip as if to purl
k = knit
st = stitch
kfb = knit in the front and back of next stitch (increase)
k2tog = knit two stitches together (decrease)
To create the chain-stitch edge, slip the first stitch of each row purlwise, with the yarn in front, then move the yarn between the needles to the back (without wrapping over the needles). Keep the edge stitches along the increase and decrease edges a bit loose.
Use a safety pin to mark the right side.
Cast on 2 st.
Row 1: (right side) slp 1, kfb.
Row 2: (wrong side) slp 1, k to end.
Row 3: slp 1, k to last 2 st, kfb, k.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until there are 18 st total.
Repeat row 2 until scarf is 29 inches long from beginning, ending with a wrong-side row.
K 9 st (half total number of st), drop the working yarn and using a new strand of yarn, k remaining st.
Now continue working each side of the keyhole in pattern with separate strands of yarn, k until keyhole measures approximately 5 1/2 inches (width of scarf).
K across all st with same ball of yarn, continue in pattern as before keyhole for another 2 1/2 inches, ending with a wrong-side row.
Decreases (starting with a right side row)
Note: in order to get the right shape with the points, be sure to work decreases on the same edge that you increased on back at the beginning of the scarf – it will essentially be a long trapezoid.
Row 1: slp 1, k to last 3 st, k2tog, k 1.
Row 2: slp 1, k to end.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are 3 st left.
K 3 st together and bind off.
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