Thursday, December 26, 2013

Striped Ribbed Scarf
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This scarf concept has been around for just ages and I’ve been wanting to work it up for just about as long.  I made a couple this fall and really, really like them.  They’re warm, cushy, reversible and don’t require any treatment whatsoever for those pesky curling edges.  They’re done when they come off the machine.  What could be better than that?  I used a couple skeins of worsted roving type yarns in these on my midgauge machine with ribber, but they could certainly be made on any machine with any yarn with the right gauges.  Pair them up with some felted mittens or fingerless mitts and you’ll have a nice set for gifting…just be sure to make yourself a set.

Machine:  SK-860 midgauge with ribber
Yarn:  Universal Classic Shades, 1 skein each of 2 contrasting colors
Size:  5.5” wide, 6’ long
Gauge:  4 sts, 5 rows = 1” in 1x1 rib
Tension:  5+ on both MB and RB

1)   e-wrap CO 44 sts on main bed, K1R  (COL),
2)   Transfer EOS to ribber for 1x1 rib.  Hang CO comb and weights,
3)   K2R in main color,
4)   K2R in contrasting color,
5)   K354R changing yarn colors after every 2 rows or til yarn is gone, ending with
6)   Transfer ribbers sts to main bed,
7)   Backstitch BO.


  1. YES! This is exactly what I want to make on my new machine! I have a hand knit one, but I'd love to be able to do this by machine.

    (Scubaknit on Ravelry)

    1. Ah, good choice. It's a very easy knit and looks great. The color combinations are endless.