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Chunky Winter Scarf

Whenever winter hits, I feel a compulsive urge to knit.  I don’t know why.  Maybe it’s the roaring fire and lack of enthusiasm for moving off the couch in the evenings.  Whatever it is, my scarf collection is growing larger by the year!

Isn’t the blue colour just divine?!  And I’m loving the texture of the chunky knit too.  It’s made all the more luxurious by being 100% merino, so it’s super snuggly to wear.

Any beginning knitter could tackle this gem.  If you can cast on and off and do knit and purl stitches, you’re all set.  I used the method found here, but skipped the buttonhole and made it a lot longer (although the version found there is gorgeous too).  So essentially, it’s just this:

Cast on 18 stitches.  Both sides: Sl, K1, P1, *K2, P1, repeat from * to end of row.  

For those still learning to understand all that gobbledy gook, here’s a breakdown of what it all means:

Sl = slip stitch.  Just move the stitch from one needle to the other without doing anything to it.  It’ll stop the scarf from curling.

K1 = knit 1 stitch (and so K2 is knit 2 stitches).

P1 = purl 1 stitch.

repeat from * to end of row = just keep on doing k2, p1 until you finish the row.

Repeat until the scarf is as long as you’d like it to be and cast off.

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