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Winter Trails Knit Scarf

Winter is coming! While I don’t like to think much about it (as I pretty much only like the cozy, indoor parts of winter) I’ll always love that first snowfall. There’s something so beautifully serene about taking a walk through the woods during a flurry, hearing that silence, and watching the whole world get a frosty coat. While we’re still a ways from that first snowfall where I am, but I’ll be ready for that peaceful walk with the Winter Trails Knit Scarf.

Because of the repeating pattern, this knit scarf is a perfect project for beginners. Nothing but knits and purls the whole way, in addition to some fun fringe to complete this knit scarf. Additionally, I love the structure of the stitches: like tracks through the snow. Using Caron Simply Soft Tweed yarn, you’ve even got a color scheme like freshly fallen snow with bits of earth still peeking through.

The Winter Trails Knit Scarf is made holding two strands of yarn throughout, so the result is a thick, squishy fabric that ought to keep you toasty warm. I had so much fun knitting this scarf, and I hope you’ll all get safely through the winter doing the same!

winter trails knit scarf details

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Supplies:

Optional:

Gauge:

13 sts & 20 rows over 4″ (blocked)

Abbreviations + Glossary (US Terms):

COCast On st(s) Stitch(es)
kKnit rep Repeat
pPurlRSRight Side

Finished Dimensions:

7.5-inch width x 68-inch length (incl. fringe)

Pattern Notes:

  • The Winter Trails Knit Scarf is made holding 2 strands of yarn throughout.
  • While the fabric may feel stiff or starchy while knitting, the Winter Trails Knit Scarf is 100% machine washable & the resulting fabric will be incredibly soft & squishy.

Winter Trails Knit Scarf

Pattern:

With US 9 (5.50mm) needles + holding 2 strands of yarn, CO 29 sts.

Row 1: (RS) Knit across.

Row 2: Purl across.

Row 3: *P2, k1; rep from * across.

Row 4: K2, *p1, k2; rep from * across.

Rep Rows 1-4 until scarf measures approx. 60-inches. Bind off, then weave in ends.

Finishing:

To make the fringe, you’ll want either a tassel maker template or a sturdy piece of cardboard about 5″ long (I set my tassel maker to 4.75″). Make 28 tassels total (14 for each end of the scarf) using the following method:

Wind the yarn around the template 5 times, starting from the bottom up. Remove from template and cut the yarn at the bottom, so that you have 5 strands total, folded in half.

Insert your crochet hook through the back of the fabric, catch the folded yarn, then pull it through to the back. Catch the yarn in your hook again, and then pull through the loop to complete 1 tassel.

Once all 28 tassels are attached, trim fringe as necessary to create an even edge.

winter trails knit scarf fringe tutorial

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