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If you're a beginner and are looking for an easy project that doesn't require complicated stitches, this "pretty-in-pink scarf" is just what you're looking for. It has only slip, knit and purl stitches throughout the piece.
I used Elite Classic Silk which contains 50% cotton, 30% silk and 20% nylon. The yarn is very light and lofty. It actually feels very soft like a baby yarn. I think this scarf is perfect for everyday use during Spring and Fall or even Summer because of the coolness of silk and the cotton. I was a little unhappy at first when the piece started to roll in at the outer edges but it turned out fine after I blocked it. I love the end result and planning to wear it as soon as the weather permits.
Give it a try and see what you think.
Gauge: 5 sts/inch over stockinette st on 4.5mm needle (US #7).
Gauge is not very important for this scarf. You can just use an appropriate needles suggested by chosen yarn or slightly bigger needle for a loser scarf.
Finished Measurement: About 58 - 59 inches x 4.25 -4.5 inches depending on how much I stretch it.
1. 2 balls (50g/135yds each) of Elite Classic Silk or Dk or Worsted Weight yarn of your choice
2. A pair of straight or circular needle size US # 7 (4.5mm)
3. Tapestry needle to weave end yarns
CO 22 sts. Purl 6 rows.
Next row : Begin the pattern for Garter Rib Sts below;
Row 1 (right side): Slip1 knitwise, k1, *p3, k2; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: Slip1 purlwise, p to end of row.
Repeat these 2 rows until desired length (I used about 1 ball and a half). Then purl 5 more rows. Bind off all stitches using a purl method. Weave all ends behind works with tapestry needle and trim off excess.
Block finished scarf by wetting it with cold water in a sink, squeeze water off gently and lay it flat on a towel. Roll the towel and the scarf together to get the excess water out. Unroll and straighten out the scarf on a dry towel and gently smooth its surface with your hand. Use pins to pin corners and other areas to secure the scarf in place, if preferred. Let dry over night.
Different ways to wear the pink scarf. Have fun!