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Maybe you would prefer a narrow garter stitch scarf rather than a wide one? A narrow scarf will be quicker to knit and will still be lovely and warm around your neck on cold winter days.
This pattern is for a narrow scarf knitted in garter stitch. I knitted my scarf using a white 12 ply yarn composed of 100% new wool from Cleckheaton, and I have to say I am very pleased with the result. Using the 12 ply rather than an 8 ply makes this scarf a faster knit and the end result is a pleasant thickness around your neck that is perfect for warding of those winter chills.
© Knitting Naturally - Narrow GS Scarf Pattern
This scarf is approximately 180cm long without the fringe and 17cm wide but you can vary both dimensions by adding or detracting stitches at the cast on and by increasing or reducing the number of rows knitted.
To make this scarf, you will need approximately 300 metres of 12 ply yarn.
If you decide to use a wool blend or an acrylic the number of balls will be reduced as these types of wool weigh much less than pure wool.
To make my scarf I used 5 x 50gms of Country Wide but you can use any good quality wool. Remember, the better the quality of your materials, the nicer the finished product will feel against your sking.
Needles and Extras
To knit this Narrow Garter Stitch Scarf pattern, you will need a pair of 7.00mm single pointed needles (or the size required to give your the correct tension.
The tension for this scarf is 16 stitches and 15 rows for a 10cm square.
Narrow Garter Stitch Scarf - Knitting Instructions
Cast on 20 stitches.
1st Row: Knit all stitches.
Repeat the 1st row until your work measures 180cm.
Finishing Your Scarf
If you are happy with your scarf the way it is, then you have finished your scarf.
But if you would like to add a special touch you can add a fringe although personally, I don't think this particular scarf needs a fringe. However, if you do want decide that you want to add a fringe, here are the instructions:
Cut 12cm lengths of yarn. Separate out two strands and fold in half.
Using a crochet hook to pull the loop through the knitted fabric and then threading the ends through the loop to form a knot. Repeat along both edges of the scarf.