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Farrow Stitch Scarf Pattern

This scarf is an easy knit for beginner knitters and can be enjoyed by the more advanced as well.  This free knit pattern uses the Farrow Stitch, a great reversible stitch with an interesting texture, creating a but of a unique look by simply using a variation of knit and purl stitches.

Materials
US 15 (10mm) knitting needles
3 Skeins Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn or another super bulky weight yarn (1 skein = 6 0zs/170g/108yds/98m)
Scissors

Measurements
About 6.5 inches wide and 80 inches long

Gauge
12 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches (note that gauge isn’t that important when knitting a scarf)

Instructions
Cast on 19 stitches
Row 1: (K2, P1) to the last stitch, K1
Row 2: P1, (K2, P1) to the end
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 80 inches or desired length.
Bind off and attach 7 groups of fringe to the ends

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How to Knit the Farrow Stitch

farrow knit stitch
farrow knit stitch

The farrow knit stitch is an easy and reversible knit stitch that combines a simple combination of knit and purl stitches for a great textured look.  It’s great to knit scarves and blankets because it creates a thick garment.  It’s a great stitch for beginner knitters and a fun stitch for the more advanced.

Cast on in multiples of 3 + 1 stitches
Row 1: (K2, P1) to the last stitch, K1
Row 2: P1, (K2, P1) to the end

Knit Stitches · Tutorials

How to Knit the Seed Stitch

 

How to Knit the Seed Stitch
Seed Stitch

The seed stitch or moss stitch creates a great texture great for almost any garment.  If you know how to knit and purl, you’ll easily be able to conquer this stitch.  It’s a great stitch for beginning knitters and can be enjoyed by the more advanced as well.  This popular knit stitch is made by switching between knit stitches and purl stitches and alternating the stitches between rows.  It creates a look that resembles many seeds, hence the name seed stitch.

Knit Flat (with two needles)
Cast on an even number of stitches
Row 1: *K1, P1, repeat from * to end
Row 2: *K1, P1, repeat from * to end

Knit in the Round (circular needle)
Cast on an even number of stitches
Row 1: *K1, P1, repeat from * to end
Row 2: *P1, K1, repeat from * to end

Knit Stitches · Tutorials

How to Knit the Garter Stitch

How to Knit the Garter Stitch
Garter Stitch

The garter stitch is one of the most common stitches in knitting.  It’s easy to knit and creates a classic look that’s popular in cowls, scarves, and sweaters.  It’s a great first stitch if you’re a beginner knitter and can still be enjoyed by those who are more experienced.

Knit Flat (2 knitting needles)
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you’ve reached your desired length

Knit in the Round (circular needle)
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you’ve reached your desired length