This scarf doesn’t look like much off your neck, but doubled and fastened it makes a nice fall of ruffles. The finished scarf is over five feet long, but the pattern is simple, so the length can be adjusted to suit your yarn and your patience.
Needles: US6 29-inch circular, and US8 29-inch or longer circular
Yarn: 2 skeins of Knitpicks Imagination or similar fingering weight yarn; the 2 skeins of Imagination came to 438 yards, and when the scarf was done I had a walnut-sized ball of yarn left
Gauge: not critical to the finished piece.
With the US6 needles, cast on 200 stitches (I place markers every 10 or 25 stitches to make counting easier). Knit 8 rows (4 ridges) of garter stitch.
Switch to US8 needles. *K1, YO* for the length of the scarf, ending on a knit stitch (do not do a yarnover after the final stitch). This may make your stitch count 399 instead of 400, but there’s no penalty for saying 400 stitches to make the math easier, not that there’s much math to figure.
Knit in stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row) for 4-5 inches, about the width of your hand.
*K1, YO* for the length of the scarf, ending on a knit stitch (do not do a yarnover after the final stitch).
Knit 6 rows (3 ridges) of garter stitch.
Bind off with relief and the determination never to knit a project this tedious again. Wash and dry flat; aggressive blocking is not necessary.
Because this project is so simple, it is well suited for knitting when your hands and eyes are more creatively engaged. There is no charge for personal use of this pattern, but if you do use it, it would be nice to give an extra dollar to a deserving person or cause. If you knit this pattern and give or sell the finished item for charity, please let me know so I can brag on you. Please contact me before making any other use of this pattern–I’m not inclined to drama or litigation. Thanks!