I don't understand the scarf instructions

by Rhonda
(Perth, Western Australia)

I am knitting a scarf. I was told to cast on 16 stitches and then knit 6 rows of garter stitch.

Now they say to K1 *wrap yarn around needle twice, K1. Repeat from * to end.

The next row you knit across the row dropping all all wrapped yarn (20 stitches).

How does this happen. If you wrap the yarn around the needle twice in one row and then drop it in the next row - where do the extra 4 stitches come from?

I apologize if this is so simple and obvious but I just don,t get it.

Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks --- Rhonda


Answer Hi Rhonda,

You're right about the extra 4 sts. This doesn't make sense to me either. It's impossible to have 20 sts after dropping all the wraps. I think it's a typo. Maybe, it meant to say cast on 20 sts instead of 16 sts, or the other way around.

What I would do is contact the person who wrote the pattern if you can. Otherwise, I would just knit the 16 sts and don't worry about the extra sts.

Here are other similar scarf patterns I found to be very similar to the one you knit. Take a look and see what you think.

http://content.primecp.com/master_images/AllFreeKnitting/eBook/scarves-all-seasons.pdf. Scroll down to page 10.


Thanks for the question and visitting,


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Mar 27, 2013
Knitting a scarf
by: Rhonda

Thank you so much for your help and advice and recommendations. I truly appreciate your help.

Thank you and Happy Easter to you.


You're welcome, Rhonda. My pleasure! And we did had a good Easter. Thank you.


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