A simple and fun project, sampling a variety of easy, reversible stitches for your choice of yarn weight.
This unisex scarf can be knitted in either DK, aran or chunky weight yarn. Use a single shade for a classic look or combine your leftovers and work each square in a different yarn to create something totally unique.
This pattern is suitable for novice knitters familiar with knit and purl and changing between the two. It’s a great way to practice some new stitches. If you’re a very new knitter, we recommend working through parts 1-4 of Lion Brand’s Learn to Knit site, and familiarise yourself with those techniques (cast-on, knit, purl and ribbing).
I was inspired to design this scarf after being lucky enough to knit with Kelley Deal at ATP festival. Kelley created beautiful scarves by combining everyone’s squares, knitted in different colours and stitches. Knitting a long scarf is less daunting when it’s done in bite-sized chunks, and the results can be stunning.
All versions measure approx. 182 cm (72 inches) long and 14 cm (6 inches) wide.
Suits smooth-textured, bouncy, pure wool yarns that show stitch definition and hold their shape well.
22 (DK) / 18 (aran) / 14 (chunky) stitches over 10 cm (4 in.) in garter stitch
Model: Kathryn, photography with help from Joseph Hughes