Extra Warm Mens Scarf is a thick scarf featuring all over knot stitches. Its easy to customize to the size of you want: the knot stitches are worked over multiple of 3 sts plus 1 and there are 1 slipped selvage stitches on either sides (making the overall repeat as multiple of 3 sts).
Knit slightly looser than your usual tension as it will make it easier for you to work on p3tog to make the knot stitch.
Depending on the kind of yarn you use there many be a gap between the knots. You can minimize this by either using the yarn which are squishy (e.t. Rowan CashSoft Aran) or use slightly smaller needles to work the stitches. The gap could be minimised by wet blocking. Try also making a swatch and wet block before you work.FINISHED SIZE
18cm / 7.1 width, 150cm / 60 length
6 x balls Rowan Classic Cashsoft Aran (Cashmere: 10%, Merino Wool Extra Fine: 57%, Acrylic Microfibre: 33%; 87m (95yds)/50g ball) in Kale (00007)
Unfortunately the yarn is now discontinued but you can use any Aran weight yarn (500-550m (546-600yds) is the approx. length used)
23 sts and 25 rows to 10cm over knot stitch using 4.5 cm needles.
NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES
A set of 4.5mm (US7) needles see note above.
MK Make knot. The MK is worked on the WS row as follows: p3tog, then without taking the stitches from the left needle, yo, then p3tog into the same stitches. There are no change in the overall stitch number.
Cast on 37 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Sl1 kwise, *P1, K1; rep from * to end.
Row 2 (WS): Sl1 pwise, K1, P1; rep from * to end.
These 2 rows form 1×1 rib with 1 slipped selvage stitch on either sides.
Work row 1 once more.
Inc row (WS): Sl1 pwise, rib3, (M1, rib4) 8 times, rib to end. 45 sts.
Row 1 and every alternate row (RS): Sl1 kwise, K to end.
Row 2 (WS): Sl1 pwise, *MK; rep from * to last 2 sts, P2.
Row 4: Sl1 pwise, P1, *MK; rep from * to last st, P1.
Row 6: Sl1 pwise, P2, *MK; rep from * to last 3 sts, P3.
These 6 rows form patt.
Repeat these 6 rows until the scarf measures approx. 150 cm ending with a WS row.
Dec row (RS): Sl1 kwise, k3, (K2tog, k3) 8 times, K to end. 37 sts.
Next row (WS): §Sl1 pwise, *K1, P1; rep from * to end.
Next row (RS): Sl1 kwise, *P1, K1; rep from * to end.
Rep all from § once more.
Cast off all sts.
Weave in ends. Block the piece to measurements.