With winter closing in and the days colder and nights darker, I’ve been turning my attention to designs that encase warmth and cosiness to bring a little ray of sunshine in your day.
This design (and the design for my Zig Zag beanie) was made with two little rays of sunshine in mind.
When I saw the ‘Twist It Out‘ yarn from Hobbycraft I fell in love with the unique colours and super soft feel. I choose the ‘Pink’ colour for this project and I love how it’s almost pink with a splash of purple mixed in. This yarn is classified as super chunky and is 70% acrylic and 30% wool making it perfect for winter projects.
What you’ll need:
- 171 meters or 187 yards of any chunky weight yarn. For this project I used 3 x 100g ‘Do The Twist’ in Pink from my local Hobbycraft – available here
- US 11 (8mm) Knitting needles
- Large Pom Pom maker
- Large sewing needle
- K – Knit
- P – Purl
- * – Repeat sequence
Approximate time to knit this scarf: 2-3 hours.
Difficulty: Easy/ Beginner
Gauge: 10 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm
This pattern uses a long tail cast on.
The ZigZag design of this pattern is made by contrast between the knit and purl stitches and is knit over a 10 row repeat.
Cast on 14 stitches using long tail cast on.
Row 1 (right side): K6, P2, K6.
Row 2 (wrong side): K1, P4, K4, P4, K1
Row 3: P2, *K2, P2; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4: P1, K4, P4, K4, P1.
Row 5: K2, P2, K6, P2, K2.
Row 6: P6, K2, P6.
Row 7: P1, K4, P4, K4, P1.
Row 8: K2, *P2, K2; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 9: K1, P4, K4, P4, K1.
Row 10: P2, K2, P6, K2, P2.
Repeat rows 1-10 until scarf measures approximately 60-65 inches.
Leave long tail.
Using a large size pom-pom maker make two pom-pom’s.
In order to attach the two pom-poms to the scarf, follow the below steps for the cast on and cast off edge
1. Using the tail and a sewing needle, sew the edge of the scarf using the running stitch;
2. Pull yarn tight;
3. Sew pom-pom to both edges.
If you make your own ZigZag scarf with this pattern, I would love to see it! You can share your photos on my Facebook page, tag me on Twitter (@zocreates) or Instagram (@zoe.creates) and you can use the hashtag #zoecreates.
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