You guys! Have you noticed how much I’ve been knitting and crochetting lately? Because my room mate has just informed me that every time I go to the craft store I come home with even more yarn. To which I replied “No I don’t”. And now I’ve been stashing it under my bed so she can’t see it. True story.
But seriously folks! I’ve been obsessed with chunky yarn this season. It knits up so fast and feels oh so cozy. Its also great when you completely forget to buy presents for people and need something cheap and fast. But I digress. I’m kinda stoked that chunky knits are currently in style. And while I’d love to work something up like those giant merino wool blankets, I have neither the cash flow nor attention span to do something that huge. They are amazing though and I’ll probably get around to it at some point. So…. back to chunky yarn and scarves!
Grab some knitting needles and your favorite color yarn. We’re gonna make us a fun scarf!
Fun and Simple Chunky Knit Scarf Pattern
Cost: $15 or less
Time: a few hours. Approximately 6 episodes of Shameless
Skill Level: Easy
What you’ll need:
Size 13 Knitting Needles
2 Skeins main color weight 6 yarn (I used big twist naturals in denim from Joann Fabric)
1 skein in accent color weight 6 yarn (I used peony pink) for pom poms (optional)
Large pom pom maker (optional)
KF&B= increase – I use the KF&B method
K2tog = Knit 2 together
Gauge: 9 stiches = 4 inches
We’re going to knit this in a simple garter stitch. So if you’ve got that one down you’ll be good to go.
Cast on 2. (2)
Row 1: KF&B 1, K1 (3)
Row 2: KF&B 2, K2 (4)
Rows 3-11: Continue to increase 1 at the beginning of each row until you have 12 stitches.
Continue to work the project in garter stitch while Fiona figures out another way to hustle money and Frank figures out another way to be… well Frank (That is… if you’re watching Shameless along with me.)
If you’re making a fairly long scarf, you’ll probably need to connect another skein.
Keep going until your scarf is the desired length. I went for 6 feet… mostly because I got distracted and would have kept going had I not noticed how long it was actually getting. But you know, however long you like.
K2tog 1, K to end (11)
K2tog 1, K to end (10)
Continue until you’ve got 1 left on the needle. Cut the yarn and pull it through to make a knot.
If you don’t want pom poms on your chunky knit scarf, stop here and weave in the ends. If you do want them, don’t tie in your ends just yet.
Make 2 large pom poms in contrasting color.
Attach the pom poms by tying tight square knots with the tail pieces of the scarf and pom pom. Do this for each end and cut off long tails to a length that matches the pom poms.
Finish by weaving in the ends of your yarn join if you’ve had to use 2 skeins. Wear your chunky knit scarf with pride! You made that sucker!
If you want to make the matching hat, use this pattern but cast on 42 stitches to compensate for the chunky yarn and bigger needles.