And now a brief intermission from bat-related posts to share something I whipped up for school spirit Fridays. At my high school, teachers can wear jeans on Friday if they are in school colors. I jump at almost any opportunity to wear jeans, so I'm totally on board with this, but I don't like wearing the same thing week after week. Add in the fact that I need layers to adjust to the temperature swings of my classroom over the course of the school day, and you can see why I decided that a scarf in school colors was in order.
My scarf is knit in three sections: solid black, solid "gold," and black-and-gold stripes. Customize your scarf by switching up the colors and/or changing the relative length of the three sections.
- Size 10 needles
- 1 ball of Lion Brand Heartland in Black Canyon (Color A)
- 1 ball of Lion Brand Heartland in Grand Canyon (Color B)
- Tapestry needle
- 21 stitches and 28 rows = 4"
Broken Rib Stitch (multiple of 2 + 1):
- RS: Knit across all stitches.
- WS: P1, *k1, p1, repeat from * to end of row.
Cast on 45 stitches.
- Working in broken rib stitch (see above), work 2 rows in A and then work 2 rows in B, repeating until scarf measures about 20" and ending on a WS row. Do not break the yarn when you transition from one color to the next; instead, carry the yarn up the side.
- Switch colors one last time, and then continue in broken rib stitch with a single color for about 20", ending with a WS row.
- Switch colors, and then continue in broken rib stitch for about 20", ending on a WS row.
Bind off all stitches in pattern. Sew the two ends together.
- I chose to leave my scarf unblocked, and mine measures approximately 8" wide and 60" long. You could block yours to make it a bit wider, or you just cast on more stitches.