I finally had chance to finish the scarf I was knitting. I hadn’t really given it any kind of tame, but someone contacted me for info on how to make it, so I thought I would share.
I am not in a position to type a formal pattern and save as a PDF today, but the general directions are as follows:
I DON’T HAVE CABIN FEVER KNIT SCARF
Size 8 (US) straight knitting needles
7 ounces (384 yards) worsted weight yarn
Blunt end yarn needle
Cast on 30 stitches
A: Garter stitch for ten rows.
B: Next row, knit across row, but wrap yarn twice around needle instead of once.
Next row, knit across row by knitting only one wrapped strand from previous row.
C: Garter stitch for eight rows.
Repeat B and C above for length of scarf, ending with C.
Weave in yarn ends.
Note: Wrapping yarn twice round your needle, then knitting only one wrapped strand on the following row is how the Drop Stitch is made. Drop Stitches give an airy look to a knitted piece. For this particular scarf, I wanted to knit something while looking out my picture window at our late April snowfall. The Garter Stitch is easy to knit while looking away from my needles, but the Drop Stitch adds enough interest to keep the task from becoming tedious.
I rescued the yarn for the scarf pictured below from a thrift store. There were three skeins of the variegated yarn. The scarf required two, so I have a skein left for matching mittens!
p.s. I knit the little flowers many years ago, but they still look cheery in that little cut glass vase after all these years!