Lazy River Scarf
This scarf is so easy, I almost named it the Lazy Knitter. It’s just alternating bands of K1P1 ribbing and garter stitch, two of the most basic stitches in every knitter’s repertoire. Use them alone and they might put you to sleep – but when you use them together, they effortlessly create this wavy fabric with rippled edges. This scarf is completely reversible (identical on both sides), and would look lovely at just about any gauge. So grab a skein or two from your stash and knit yourself a river!
OSFA (sample shown is 5.5” X 57”)
About 200 yards worsted-weight wool (sample was knit in Berroco’s Bluefaced Leicester, now discontinued)
Size U.S. #8 needles
Completely up to you!
Cast on 33 stitches (be sure to CO an odd number of sts if you decide to make your scarf wider or skinnier)
Rows 1-4: *K1P1* ribbing (Note for beginning knitters: in K1P1 ribbing, after the first row, you knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches.)
Rows 5-8: Knit every row (garter stitch)
Repeat these 8 rows until scarf is desired length. End with 4 rws K1P1 ribbing and BO in pattern. Weave in ends.
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