It's fall, and a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of ... knitting? Well, true for me, anyway.
This is a keyhole scarf with a motif of falling maple leaves done in double-knitting down the middle, and a short-row lock-stitch ruffle on the sides.
The "keyhole" -- which allows you to wear a shorter scarf by tucking one end through the hole in the other -- is normally done ver- tically, but this poses an unnecessary design challenge in this case. Because the ruffles make this scarf more three-dimensional, we can do the "keyhole" horizontally, which is easier to accomplish. Also, the ruffles will "unfold" on the other side of the hole which will keep the scarf from untying itself while you're wearing it.
Want a longer, more traditional scarf? Just leave out the "keyhole" and keep knitting
-- the skeins will have more than enough yarn for a scarf as long as you want it (within reason)
10 sts/13 rows = 2" in standard double- stockinette fabric. Dimensions as worked are approx. 7" wide x 40" long.
1120 yards of Worsted weight
I got started knitting about a decade ago, and through dedicated focus (or sheer lunacy) I have built myself into a world authority on double-knitting, a technique which can be used to make knitted ...
I got started knitting about a decade ago, and through dedicated focus (or sheer lunacy) I have built myself into a world authority on double-knitting, a technique which can be used to make knitted fabric with no wrong side. I've written a book entitled "Extreme Double-Knitting" which was published in October of 2011 on Cooperative Press. I'm on Craftsy as an instructor but I'm sure even I can still learn some things here.View all patterns by designer (2) »