So this weekend I promised my Instagram followers that I would put up some instructions on how to make this very pretty, and very simple scarf / cowl, which uses up one skein of sock or DK weight yarn, depending on what you have in your stash and how long you want it to be. I have made it quite a lot, and I am making it again at the moment which has given me the chance to take some pictures as I go so you can see how I made it. This picture above is a version I made in a Lollipop Guild sock yarn (merino). I have also made it in sock weight merino / bamboo mix, and it is lovely and soft and cosy for a lightweight scarf (see below).
The yarn in this picture was from Jo.Knit.Sew, who makes cracking yarns and the colour pooling on this project was the best I have seen, forming a spontaneous zig zag pattern!
At the moment I am making it with a merino / silk mix yarn, again from Lollipop Guild Yarns (called Snow Angel if you want the colour way!).
So, this is how to make it…
If you are working with sock, use a 4mm hook. If you are using DK I would suggest a 5mm hook, but you might want to play around with it until you get the texture and drape you want, as I tend not to block these scarves.
Chain 34. (If you want to adjust the width, either add or subtract in multiples of 3 to this number).
Row 1. Treble (UK Term), into the 4th chain from hook, chain 2, and double crochet (UK Term) into the same space. *Skip 2 chains, then treble twice into the next stitch, chain 2, and then double crochet once into the same stitch**. Repeat from * to ** to end of chain. Turn.
Row 2. Chain 3, treble into the chain 2 space in the row below, chain 2 and then double crochet into the same chain 2 space of the shell in the row below…
*Treble into the next chain 2 space twice, chain 2, then double crochet once into the same space**. Repeat from * to ** to end.
Then you just repeat this last row (I have put the row in bold to make it clear which row I mean) over and over until the scarf is the length you want. You will end up with a really pretty scalloped edge to the length of the work.
It is your choice whether to leave it as a scarf or sew the short ends together to make a cowl-type scarf. Sew in your ends and admire your work!
Let me know how you get on.