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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Scarf Pattern for Boys

Like all avid new knitters, I started with scarves. Lots and lots and lots of scarves. Very satisfying to knit back and forth on large needles with fun yarn and watch them grow and grow and look awesome!

Of course, I made my darling little boys scarves. Kids are such a joy to knit for!! And I made them matching hats on a Knifty Knitter circular loom since I didn't know how to knit in the round. But my eldest is now heading to middle school (how fast they grow!) and wanted a more "grown up" scarf. I was thrilled to find this masculine, but still fun pattern at one of my favorite knitting stores, Knitting Bee.

Knit on big needles it reminds me of those beginner scarf days. Easy pattern, grows quickly, and looks great with little effort. It does have cables, but they are insanely easy. Which is why I called this the "Insanely Easy Cable Scarf" on my Ravelry Page. I promise, even if have never done cables before, you can make this! You can find all the knitty details and a link to the pattern on my Ravelry page.

This is scarf #1, made in a lovely shale color, and I'll be making scarf#2 for my second son in charcoal. They both *love* the design .. more grown up but not boring. There is even a matching hat pattern available!

**Note: I have had an awful lot of queries about this scarf pattern. It is not my pattern. It is a pattern from Knitting Bee.


Julia Goodwin said...

I love this pattern- I recently did a scarf very similar and the edges curled in around the cable due to a k1 p1 k1 border- did you have problems with curling in this pattern or did it lay flat?

Artifax said...

Hi Julia!

No, I didn't have any problems with curling on these. The edging, like the cable middle part, is raised against the background field, but it hasn't curled at all on either one.

I used Rowan Big Wool which is thick and smooshy, knit fairly loosely, and soaked them well before blocking. Don't know if any of that makes a difference, but throwing that info out there just in case :)

My boys have been using these for a while now and just love them!!

Roberta said...

How can I get a copy of the pattern for the Insanely easy cable stitch scarf? It is just what I am looking for!

Artifax said...

Hi Roberta! The pattern is from Knitting Bee: ( I recommend you contact them for queries about their pattern :)

Jaclyn Bequette said...

Hi, I am trying this pattern and I'm using the recommended size 17 US needles and my stitches are so big and loose when I do them. They are not tight and uniform, any suggestions on how I can fix it, I am also not use to using a needle so big!