This pattern was borne out of pure laziness. I wanted to knit some kind of texture pattern, but I didn’t want to have to work at it, and I wanted as much plain knitting as possible. I worked a garter rib, and then made it even easier by working knit-2/purl-2 instead of knit-1/purl-1 on the pattern side rows. The drawback is that the stockinette columns tend to make the scarf curl and scrunch up, but I found this actually makes for a nicely warm scarf if you make it wide enough. And since every other row is plain knit, it’s very easy and makes for good TV knitting. It’d also make a good men’s scarf.
Finished Measurements: 50 inches by 7 1/2 inches (when laid flat, the scarf will tend roll and bunch in the width)
Yarn: worsted weight—sample knit with two skeins of Lionbrand Wool-Ease, Ranch Red
Gauge: 16 st per 4 inches (gauge is not crucial for this project)
Needle Size: US 9 / 5.5mm
st = stitch
K = knit
P = purl
Cast on 34 st.
Row 1: K2, P2; repeat to last 2 st, K2
Row 2: Knit
Repeat these two rows for 50 inches, ending with row 2. Bind off in pattern.