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Free Scarf Knitting Patterns


Free Popcorn Scarf Knitting Pattern
Like colored popcorn, texture in the yarn pops out all over this scarf.
Like colored popcorn, texture in the yarn pops out all over this scarf.

A traditional vertically striped scarf takes a quirky twist with poufs of color that "pop" out of the pattern. Very quick to knit, this scarf is all about fun.

Size

Width: 51/2" (14cm)

Length: 63" (160cm)

What You'll Need

Yarn: Single-color bulky yarn, about 125 yards (114m); super bulky yarn with colored flecks, about 86 yards (79m)

We used: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky (85% wool, 15% mohair; 125 yards [114m] per 113g): M51 Winter Blue (yarn A), 1 skein; Plassard T'Chao (85% wool, 10% acrylic, 5% polyamide; 44 yards [40m] per 50g ball): color #122 (yarn B), 2 balls

Needles: US size 15 (10mm) circular, 36" (91.5cm) long

Notion: Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Gauge

81/2 stitches=4" (10cm) in garter stitch using both yarns in stripe pattern

Making the Scarf

With yarn A, cast on 138 stitches. Knit 4 rows. *Change to yarn B, knit 2 rows. With yarn A, knit 3 rows**. Repeat from * to ** 3 more times (20 rows total, including cast-on row). Knit 1 more row with yarn A. Bind off all stitches. Weave in loose ends.

Now we've looked at a few new and funky scarf designs, so perhaps it is time to try out the most classic of scarf designs, the striped scarf.