Cynthia's Red Scarf Project Scarf - Free Pattern
Cynthia’s Red Scarf Project Scarf
A fast-to-knit, chunky scarf with garter stitch borders and a central cable
Go to www.orphan.org for more information about the Red Scarf Project.
Two skeins Plymouth Encore worsted weight yarn (75% Acrylic, 25% wool) approx 200 yards & 100 grams each (or any similar weight yarn) (I used Encore color #174)
US Size 13 (9 mm) needles (can be circular or straight)
Cable needle (or double-point needle)
Approx 3 st/inch with two strands of yarn
Approx 6” wide by 60” long
Use two strands of yarn throughout
Cast on 20 stitches.
Slipping the first stitch as if to purl (Slp), knit across. Repeat 3 times for 4 rows of garter stitch.
Row 1 (rs): Slp, K4, P2, K6, P2, K5
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 (ws): Slp, K6, P6, K7
Row 3: Slp, K4, P2, C4F, K2, P2, K5
Row 5: Repeat row 1
Row 7: Slp, K4, P2, K2, C4B, P2, K5
Repeat Rows 1 through 8 approx. 30-31 times or until you have about 4 yards of yarn left. End on row 4 or row 8.
Repeat border rows - 4 rows of garter stitch.
Bind off loosely and weave in ends.
Block if desired.
This pattern is free for your personal, gift-making, or charity use. Making one for you? Think about making one for your favorite charity as well.