Meet my first self-published pattern, Otis! This little neckwarmer is a side-to-side triangle scarf of squishy garter stitch that knits up really quickly, and is great for someone just learning the ropes. Whenever my friends want to learn to knit, this is what I have them make.
It's made in Cascade 220, one of my all-time favorite yarns. It just knits up so nicely, especially in garter stitch, and it's super warm and cosy. Perfect for anything you want to tuck around your neck under your coat while jumping into leaf piles or ice-skating outdoors.
Needle size: US 10.5
Yarn: One skein of Cascade 220 Heathers
Optional: Contrasting yarn & crochet hook for edging
Gauge is not important for this pattern.
Row 1-Make a slip knot. Knit into front and back loops; 2 stitches. Turn.
Row 2-Knit into front and back of 1st stitch, knit 2nd stitch; 3 stitches. Turn.
Row 3-Knit 1, make 1 by picking up bar between 1st and 2nd stitch and knitting it, knit across row. Turn.
Row 4: Knit all stitches.
Repeat rows 3&4 until your scarf is the size you want it, or until your wool is used up.
Bind off, and weave in ends.
If you feel like it, crochet some scallops around the two bottom edges for decoration.
Keep in mind that Otis is constructed side-to-side. This means that the edge without increases is going to become the widest part of your triangle, and the top of your scarf. If you want to know how long your neckwarmer is, that's the edge you want to check. The increase edge then becomes one side of your triangle, and the bind off edge is the second side. Make sense? :)
And there you have it.