The Weekend Scarf is a great beginner project that’s quick, easy, and beautiful. A drop stitch creates an open fabric with a lovely drape. Knitting with a lighter yarn (such as a light worsted) will create a more lightweight scarf, or knit with a chunky or bulky yarn to create a warmer scarf. Either way, the knitting needles should be larger than usual for the yarn you choose; I knit mine with a light worsted weight yarn and size 11 needles. For a bulky yarn I would use size 15. After knitting 6-10 inches, if it isn’t flowing like you want, go to a larger needle size and start again.
Knitting the pattern as an infinity scarf also allows you to learn the provisional cast on and three needle bind off, which create a beautifully invisible seam where the two ends come together, as shown in Figure 1.
You’ll need the following supplies:
- Approximately 200 – 350 yards of yarn;
- Straight knitting needles (I used size 11 with light worsted, or would use size 15 with chunky/bulky yarn);
- A small amount of smooth scrap yarn in a contrasting color;
- A crochet hook (any size will work; if you don’t have one, I suggest size G);
- An extra knitting needle for the bind off (it can be the same size or smaller as what you’re using for your pattern, ideally a double pointed needle); and
To get started, download or print the Weekend Scarf Pattern, then watch the following videos:
- Weekend Scarf overview video, shown at the bottom of the pattern post. The video includes the provisional cast on; and
- Three needle bind off to wrap up your scarf.
Feel free to post a question in the comment section or drop me an email. Happy knitting!