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Say Hello to the Boardwalk Knitted Scarf!
You can never have too many scarves and they make such a fun quick project to knit. Scarves are versatile and can serve as a neckwarmer, infinity scarf, shawl, and even headdress. They are great for cold windy days in winter but also for chilly nights by the beach in summer. Scarves can be thick and chunky, but also light and lacy with fun detail.
The inspiration for this scarf was actually another design of mine. After I have created a braided knitted blanket I couldn’t get enough of making braids and cables, but making another blanket would have been too long of a project.
A knitted scarf was a perfect project to do instead. I was also looking into different kinds of braids to try and I found one that was beginner-friendly and required no double-pointed needle to make. I had just the perfect Red Heart yarn to use for this project and so the idea for the Boardwalk Knitted Scarf was born.
I wanted this scarf to be easy to make but elegant, so I went with some classics when it came to choosing stitches. You can never go wrong with knit and purl! In this scarf, they are used to create garter stitch and stockinette stitch.
In addition to those two classic knitting stitches, I used PSSO2 or “pass slipped stitch over 2” stitch as the star of this scarf. This is the stitch that creates this pretty braided effect on the right side of the scarf. It is sometimes called a faux braid or faux cable because it requires no double-pointed needles and you don’t have to move all the stitches around the way you usually do for braids, but the braided look is still there. Pretty awesome, if you ask me!
For the yarn, I went to one of my favorite yarns, Red Heart Soft in color Seafoam. The name of the color is perfect and the yarn color is just as amazing. This worsted weight yarn is silky and soft, perfect for knitting projects as it easily glides off the needles, making the knitting fast and effortless. I love Red Heart Soft because it comes in great colors, a pleasure to work with (I also designed a crocheted wrap with it) and it’s available at the major craft stores like Michaels and Jo-Ann. Each ball has 256 yards and you only need 2 balls to make this pattern.
The Knitting Needles
For knitting needles, I went with my go-to 6mm size that I use when I work with worsted weight yarn as it makes the fabric soft and fluffy. I used US 10 circular needles with a 24” cord. I love circular needles for my projects because they are easy to carry, fit into any bag, and easy on the wrists. My favorite circular needles come from ChiaoGoo and Knitters Pride SmartStix. Both needles are light, smooth, with a cord that doesn’t kink and doesn’t get in the way. The Knitters Pride needles also come with a set of stitch markers and their cord and needles are marked out with inch measurement so your needles double as a measuring tape. How clever is that?!
The design for this scarf is chic and timeless. Made with classic stitches, it has clean lines. It’s designed wide so it can be styled as a scarf, wrap or shawl, even as a headdress. The silky fabric of the scarf lets it be thin and light enough to be tied in a knot, draped around your shoulders, or thrown over a jacket.
The classic stitches let this knitted scarf be understated and go with anything, creating a canvas for the faux cable stitch. These small cute braids give that visual interest with little eyelets running the length of the scarf.
The pattern for Boardwalk Knitted Scarf is created to give you all the details you need to make your own. You get the yarn weight, color and length you need, needle size and length, stitches you will be using as well as the links to helpful stitch videos.
You will get the detailed and close-up photos of the scarf so you know you are on the right path.
You also get the suggestions on how to make the scarf longer if you need.
Want to make your own?
You can get a step by step pattern with color photos here:
LoveCrafts Boardwalk Knitted Scarf pattern
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