The scarf is from yarn I hand dyed a few (um, more like 10) years ago that I found in my box of knitting things. It's mostly oranges and pinks, but is has some flecks of blue-green in it as well-- and it reminded me of our prairie sunsets.
Since I had just a tiny bit of yarn, I put a keyhole in the scarf so it would stay secure without having to wrap all the way around her neck. You can see the key hole a bit better in this picture.
The Sunset Scarf Pattern
1 skein bulky weight yarn
Size 8 knitting needles
Gauge:I knit at 6 stiches per inch in k1p1 rib. Gauge is not crucial for this scarf, and I've given measurements below to help you modify the pattern for a different gauge.
- Cast on 22 stitches
- Row 1: Slip 1, [knit 1, purl1] 10 times, end knit1.
- Row 2-115: Repeat row 1 for 115 rows, or until work measures 23 inches.
- Row 116: Slip 1, [knit 1, purl1] 3 times, k1then bind off 6 stitches in pattern, purl, [knit 1, purl1] 3 times
- Row 117: Slip 1, [knit 1, purl1] 3 times, k1, cast on 6 stitches using backward loop cast on, purl, [knit 1, purl1] 3 times
- Row 117-135: Repeat row 1 for 18 rows, or until work measures 26 inches total.
- Bind off 22 stitches in pattern