Skill Level: Beginner
This simple scarf is an ideal project for the beginner knitter who's adding new techniques to their toolbox. A basic wide rib pattern is punctuated by slip-stitch cables, which frame garter stitch ovals. The easy-to-work stitch pattern is also reversible, a good feature in a scarf. Two versions are provided: with or without a ruffled edge.
approx 5.5 x 58 inches
(instructions given for modifying dimensions)
approx 400 yds sport weight yarn
shown double-stranded using 3 x 50 gm of Elann Lara in Oasis (100% cotton) with 1 x 50 gm KnitPicks Shimmer in Shallows (70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Silk)
4.0 mm needles
26 stitches, 30 rows = 4 inches in slip-stitch cable
24 (DK), 22 (Worsted), 20 (Aran) sts = 4 inches of garter stitch. Correct gauge is not essential for this project.