Diagonal Rib Scarf

Needles: I used 5mm. Gauge is not essential for this scarf, so using the recommendations on the ball band of your yarn will be fine!! Yarn: Yarn I used cotton as my scarf is for late summer/early autumn use. Feel free to use any type of fibre. width: Finished width my scarf ended up about 5 inches wide tio Colour Options If you wanted to use alternate colours, like in the picture, Cast on with one colour, work garter edge and then 3 pattern repeats (or more or less if you want!) at the beginning of Row 1, break off existing colour and rejoin with new colour, work 3 pattern repeats and repeat this process. You could use as many colours as you want! Rib pattern is worked in multiples of 4. I have based the pattern on my measurements, but you could reduce the stitches to make a very Skinny scarf or increase to make it more substantial. This isn’t a reversible pattern but does look great on the ‘wrong’ side

Method
CO 24 stitches (this includes 4 selvedge stitches per edge to help keep the scarf relatively flat Work 6 rows plain garter (Knit every row) R1: K4, (K2, P2) to last four stitches, K4 R2: K4, (K2, P2) to last four stitches, K4 (same as row 1) R3: K5, (P2, K2) to last seven stitches, P2, K5 R4: K4, P1, (K2, P2) to last seven stitches, K2, P1, K4 R5: K4, (P2, K2) to last four stitches, K4 R6: K4, (P2, K2) to last four stitches, K4 (same as row 1) R7: K4, P1, (K2, P2) to last seven stitches, K2, P1, K4 R8: K5, (P2, K2) to last seven stitches, P2, K5 Repeat rows 1-8 until scarf is desired length, mine was about 50” Work 6 rows plain garter (Knit every row) Weave in any ends and you are done. Blocking – You may want to block this. My scarf is 100% cotton, but I blocked it to show the stitches more. I used an iron with a towel covering the scarf and held the iron on it for a couple of seconds. This worked fine for me, you may wish to block using another method!

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