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Easy scarf or cowl pattern - for adults or children

This is a VERY easy pattern - even I can write it without a mistake!



you will need 1 or 2 balls of double knitting (worsted weight) - depending on how long you want it to be
Size 5mm needles.
cast on 22 sts.
Pattern:
row 1- k1p1
row 2-knit

repeat these 2 rows for as long as you would like the scarf to be

thats it! knit as long as you want. You can knit it as a scarf or join the ends for an infinity cowl.

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this pattern reversible?

Anonymous said...

This is so simple and pretty. Thank you!

Labrador said...

I believe 5 mm is size 8 in regular numbers. I need to know the answer about the double knitting too. I think Louise may have answered it. Either 50 or 100grms of yarn depending on the size of scarf you want?

Anonymous said...

please list the definition of double knitting so for some of us don't know thanks

Richard said...

Geeze people, I don't even knit yet and I know what DK (Double Knit)weight yarn is!!! It is smaller diameter size yarn than Worsted Weight yarn. If you do not understand the terminology, GOOGLE IT and read up all that is available; or better yet, go to About.com and search Knitting terms. Now, back to our regularly scheduled program...

Frankie said...

cute scarf and so easy...loved the photo

nitnf00l said...

Double knitting is often called "dk weight". It is a weight of yarn that is about the same thickness as sport weight, commonly used on European yarns. 5 mm is a US size 8. This should be on your knitting needle gauge. Metrics are often used for clarity, since the European sizes are different from the US.

louiseknits said...

apologies for all the misunderstandings...as i had said, im not too good at writing out patterns, i foolishly assume that people who want a pattern know how to knit! I am looking for a chart that will convert metric to USA sizes and yarn type too. I'm used to metric so ill try and post both sizes in future.
And yes, the scarf is revers able, you get a different pattern on each side

Anonymous said...

For the knitter that is confused with MM size needles. A good knitting book you may have should have a chart showing each size knitting needle with the MM conversion also. Most are in the back of the books.

Marilyn said...

Well, as a very new knitter, I have to assume there is no such thing as a dumb question. For example, you say Row 1 knit 1 Perl 1 then row 2 is all knit. I assume row 3 repeats row 1 and rwo 4 repeats row 2 and so on. But if I'm wrong, will someone tell me.

Anonymous said...

Marilyn, you are correct.

Anonymous said...

Very nice pattern. Thank You from a very Beginner.

Sunflowers said...

Thank you Louise for sharing your very pretty patterns. I think I will try knitting this Easy Oatmeal Cowl for myself. I have some Oatmeal/Antique White Berocco Alpaca that will do quite nicely.

At present I'm half way through a Mac & Me pattern 'Babushka'in an Irish Moss Seed stitch pattern. I have some Sublime Alpaca Cashmerino yarn in a very pretty pale moss green which is working up nicely. I've already knitted one but still need to add the Ruffle, but this Pale Moss Green one will be without the Ruffle.Neither of them will probably be for me but rather as Christmas gifts for 2 of my YaYa Sister's but haven't decided as yet.

I will look forward to seeing what else you come up in the months. Until then thank you again for sharing.

Toodles & Happy Knitting.
Sandy
ms.sunflowers@shaw.ca

Anonymous said...

a great resource for knitters of all skill levels is www.knittinghelp.com. You can find video instructions as well as text instructions in both Continental and English style knitting--everything from long tail cast on to SSK. There is a glossary as well. : )

Anonymous said...

Richard, I don't know what some of these terms mean either. Lighten up! Some of us are new to this.

Anonymous said...

I was unfamiliar with DK weight yarn, as well, however, I stumbled upon a great chart tonight. DK is a #3 weight yarn, whereas, worsted is listed as a #4. Here's the link to the Craft Yarn Council's guide to standard yarns! My attitude is this: the day is a waste unless we learn one new thing every day! TY for the scarf pattern! http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/weight.html

Kali said...

How do you connect the ends to make an infinity cowl? I cannot find a video on how to do this.

Anonymous said...

you can sew them or do a false cast on

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lovely and easy pattern! I just learned to knit and was looking for a basic pattern to get me started on learning to read them. I'm really happy with the results!

Anonymous said...

Hello: I am a learner, so it is good to read about knitters with problems.
After seventy four years of enjoying this hobby I still find new ideas.
I would like to make a plea to some one who has contacts and can produce a "Guide for Knitting and all aspects of this very rewarding skill".
Particularly concerned about the heft of yarns. Perhaps after explaining that a very thin needle would be used to knit very fine yarn. A slightly larger needle will be best when using a heftier yarn.
I so wish I could be with everyone, so that I could explain, show and help. Sending congratulations to all who take the time to learn and I hope you will pass this knowledge along to the coming generations of your acquaintances. Fascinated with knitting and crocheting,
sincerely Aunt Polly Canada

Anonymous said...

Richard does it bother you that someone who does not understand something asks for help/advice??

Anonymous said...

This is for Richard also. I have been knitting for 70 yrs, and did not know what DK meant. That does not make us stupid, and I think your comment was out of line. Plus I might add, it is never too late for some of us to learn more.

MR2 said...

I agree. Richard needs to have a cup of tea and relax.

Mary said...

My parents and teachers always taught me that there is no such thing as a stupid question. Knitting should be fun and relaxing. Let's not put people down, but be kind and helpful to one another.

Anonymous said...

If left as a scarf, will I have problems with the sides curling? Can't really tell from the photo.

Bobi said...

louise, you did a beautiful job explaining this pattern. as with all things some will make it difficult. thank you for putting your blog up, and putting yourself out there! BTW I love the pattern.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this pattern, it is so simple- from a novice making her first scarf!

Mitscavitch Story said...

I love this it is so simple yet effective.

elmmaa said...

I love this pattern it is so simple yet effective. Thanks

elmmaa said...

I love this pattern it is so simple yet effective. thanks

enchanted parkway said...

It's September 2013 and I fell in love with this pattern while reading the lovely blog. I did read Richard's comment - it goes back quite a way in time.

I notice Richard said he doesn't even knit yet, and that is the clue here. Once Richard really gets into knitting he will find that as a group knitters are very generous and patient people. And a big part of the joy of knitting is passing the craft along to someone else who will come after you. That means lots of encouragement and kind help wherever you can give it. I so hope he contributes something again in the future - I'd like to think that he jumped into knitting and now has mellowed even just a tiny bit..We welcome you Richard...

Anonymous said...

How rude are you!?

Anonymous said...

Well said enchanted parkway!

Jean from Leola, PA said...

Ain't life fun and people more fun??!! Enjoy life , be thankful you have the hands to knit , eyes to see, and desire to be happy...

Crazykites said...

tiThank you for this simple and gorgeous pattern. I have a question though. My edges are curling. Anyone with a solution???

Crazykites said...

Thank you for this simple and gorgeous pattern. I have a question though. My edges are curling. Anyone with a solution???

felice sereno said...

i slip the 1st stitch of each row...

felice sereno said...

i slip the 1st stitch of each row...

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

How long should I make the scarf(I plan to sew ends together to make infinity scarf) for my 1 year old granddaughter? My daughter requested one after seeing them on Etsy!
Thankyou

Juanita Ludke said...

For a 1 year old I'd think about 20 - 24 inches should be long enough. If she is close by, I'd just put it around her neck for a quick look see. Don't forget to twist it one time to get the Mobius infinity effect.

ellygene said...

The scarf is adorable and so is the little girl! I'd like to make some for my nieces. They are 8, 13, and 15. How long was the one you made for your little girl? Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I was thinking 24 inches would work. I cannot try it as my granddaughter is in Brooklyn and I am in Florida:(

Anonymous said...

This is a simple and beautiful pattern. Thanks for sharing it for free. It really doesn't matter so much whether you use DK (No.3) or Worsted (No.4) as this is a SCARF or cowl and the fit is not essential. I hope some of the snide comments do not discourage you from posting your lovely patterns and making them available for free. For me (and I still consider my self a novice knitter), knitting is creating and it is fun to experiment with different yarns and needle sizes. Lighten up, commenters. And a happy, healthy, knitty 2014.

Juanita Ludke said...

Usually the curling edges happen with knit a row, purl a row(stockinette stitch). other patterns usually don't.

Tracy said...

Hi thank you for sharing. Can this also be knit in the round so there is no seam? Thank you!

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