GENTLEMANS’ scarf using a SELF-PATTERNING sock yarn.
by using a Garter stitch pattern ( knit every row) and half the number or so stitches that would be for a sock, the self patterning yarn will produce a pattern similar to what would be on a sock.
A SELF STRIPING yarn would also be interesting.
I found that 100 gm of sock yarn (420 m/ 100 gm) produced a 50 inch scarf, 7” wide. If, I had used fewer stitches, it would have been longer. I need to break into another ball of yarn to knit 6 ft.
Usually, scarves are knit to the height of the recipient. 6 ft for a 6 ft man. Although, some men like them shorter for use with their windbreakers.
CAUTION: start the yarn at the beginning of a yarn pattern repeat. i.e. a solid colour repeat.
Cast on 44 st on 2.25 mm needle.
Knit every row. Slip first stitch purl wise at the beginning of every row.
Knit as long as you wish.
Enjoy the colour changes as your knitting progresses.
Feel free to share…….those knitters who have a Knitting machine with a garter carriage would find this pattern useful.
Mary Anne Cutler, Yet Another Canadian Artisan,