Monday, October 12, 2015

School Spirit Scarf

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.

Section 1:

  • 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.

Section 2:

  • Switch colors one last time, and then continue in broken rib stitch with a single color for about 20", ending with a WS row.

Section 3:

  • 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.

Finished Measurements:

  • 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.

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