Sunday, 11 June 2017

Broken Rib Unisex Scarf

I hate it when my crafty adventures come with a time frame for completion.  I'd much prefer to carry on at my own gentle pace, rather than let the pressure of an approaching cold snap determine when a project needs completing.  And so it was that I found myself one weekend frantically knitting my daughter a scarf for school that had been started weeks earlier, but needed to be worn for the freezing temps that were fast approaching.

The school allows any scarf as long as it is black and my daughter wanted something quite long, a requirement that meant more knitting in what was becoming an increasingly limited time frame.  Aaaaargh  Thankfully the broken rib stitch is quick to knit up!

You will need:

6 x balls Cleckheaton Country 14ply
1 pair 7mm needles


Cast on 32 stitches

Row 1 (wrong side) Knit
Row 2 (right side) *K1, P1 repeat from * to end of row.

Rows 1 and 2 form broken rib pattern.  Continue until scarf is desired length. Block and sew in ends.

The stitch does tend to curl in a little at the edges, so blocking (Louise has done a great tutorial here) really gives a professional finish.  Broken Rib stitch has two different sides so the scarf is a lovely textural piece, but also thick and warm for the commute to school.

Happy Knitting 


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