Yarn: 1 skein knitting worsted yarn
Needles: Size 10/6.0 mm knitting needles.
Cast on: 26 stitches.
Row 1: K
Row 2. K3, yo, K9, K2tog, K to end of row.
Repeat row 2, until the scarf is as long as you want it.
K = knit.
yo = yarn over (when the next stitch is a knit stitch). Bring the yarn under the right needle to the front of the work, lay it across the top of the right needle, then knit the next stitch. This produces a little loop of yarn that will become a stitch as you work the next row. This is one way of “increasing” or creating a new stitch. When you come to the yarn over you made on the previous row, knit it just as if it was a knit stitch.
K2tog = Instead of slipping the right needle into the next stitch to knit it, slip it through the next two stitches and knit them both at the same time as though they were one stitch. This is one way of “decreasing” the number of stitches you have on your needle.
Note: Because you add a stitch by doing a yarn over near the beginning of the row, but then take it off again by knitting 2 stitches together further along the row, you will always have 26 stitches on your needle. Stop and count now and again just to make sure.
I wrote this pattern for a beginning knitter who had just learned to knit but hadn’t learned to purl. It’s a dead simple pattern that gives a nice result.
Pattern © 2014 Knits From The Owl Underground.