This bulky ribbed scarf is a great way to use some of the bulky yarn in your stash that you might not have known what to do with. A scarf is a great way to use bulky yarn because when it gets too warm you can just take it off.
This scarf, worked in an alpaca-wool blend, is big and long enough to keep you warm on even the coldest days. You can add the fringe if you like or leave it off and knit the scarf longer or not as you like.
- 3 skeins Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky (I used color 1219, Atlantis), or 135 yards of the bulky yarn of your choice
- one pair size 15 US (10 mm) knitting needles
Gauge is not critical, but I got 12 stitches and 9 rows per 4 inches in ribbing (3 stitches and 2.25 rows per inch).
Finished scarf is 4 inches wide and 60 inches long without fringe (about 74 inches with fringe). If you omit fringe and knit until you're almost out of yarn, your scarf should measure about 75 inches.
Knitting the Scarf:
- Cast on 12 stitches.
- Work in knit 2, purl 2 ribbing until piece measures about 60 inches, or to length of your choice.
- Bind off in pattern.
- With remaining yarn, if desired, cut 24 pieces of yarn about 18 inches in length. For each fringe, fold two pieces of yarn in half, use a crochet hook to pull them through the edge of the knitting and pull the ends through the loop. Do this 6 times on each end of the scarf (one for each section of the ribbing).
- Weave in any remaining yarn ends.