Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Amelia Scarf

As promised, the second free, simple, super easy, chunky scarf pattern! When ever I type chunky, I think "chunky monkey" in my head. Odd, yes. In any case, here is a pretty, simple, and quick knit (thank you chunky monkey yarn) that produces a nice, squashy fabric. My little sister saw this while it was on the needles and now wants one, so they must be reasonably cool and hip, though I think a fisherman colored scarf has a rather classic look to it.

The Amelia Scarf

A free pdf of this pattern is available for download here on Ravelry.

Materials: 110 yards chunky yarn, needle (size recommended on ball band), tapestry needle, sewing needle, and a button of your choosing. The button shown here is about 3/4” in diameter.
Gauge: None needed! This pattern can easily be made wider, skinnier, longer, and shorter.

Notes: Above, I recommend chunky yarn, but this scarf can be made with any gauge, depending on taste. I used one skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn on 9mm needles, which produced a thick, springy fabric, and a short scarf.

Cast on 18 stitches.
Both sides: Sl, K1, P1, *K2, P1, repeat from * to end of row.

When scarf measures 42” long, work buttonhole row:
Sl 1, K1, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, YO, K2tog, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1
Work pattern for two more inches, and bind off, weave in ends.

To affix the button, use a piece of yarn (I used one ply of this yarn, since it was so chunky) and a sewing needle. Fold scarf in half, and affix button on the cast-on end of the scarf to line up with the button hole on the cast-off end of the scarf.

Happy Friday!


Stacy said...

Rose, I love it.... it looks so warm and comfy. After the cold, rainy day I had, that is just the cure!

Sarah said...

Rosie, that is beautiful! I love the button.