This is an excellent beginner project that will end with a giant, cozy scarf to get you through the winter. Once you've tried your hand at a few rows practicing your knitting and purling, you are on your way! Check out our Two Tone Scarf kit here for everything you need. Below is a quick video and instructions to help you understand ribbing, and how to change colors! Looking for more explanation about casting on, knitting, purling, and casting off? We cover everything you need to know to begin your first project on our other tutorials!
If you aren't using our Two Tone Scarf Kit, here's what you need:
You can use the following yarns we carry:
- Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride (this was the yarn we intended you to use!)
- Blue Sky Fibers Organic Cotton (this yarn is not a bulky weight, it is worsted weight and will therefor be a slightly different knit, but is a good option for folks with a wool allergy or aversion)
- Echoview Fibers Recycled Yarn
- Echoview Fibers Haley
20 stitches and 15 rows in stockinette stitch = 4 inches in 2x2 rib stitch on US 10.75 needles
This pattern uses the following stitches and abbreviations:
Cast on 44 stitches in color A
Row 1: *K2, p2. Repeat from * until end of row.
Row 2: *K2, p2. Repeat from * until end of row.
Continue working ribbed pattern in color A for 34”
Switch to color B, continue to work ribbed pattern for 16”
Cast off in ribbed pattern.
Using leftover yarn, cut 33 pieces of each color approx. 9” long.
Insert the crochet hook from underneath the work between two knit stitches. Hold 3 pieces of yarn together and fold in half, wrapping around crochet hook and pulling through to the underside of your scarf. pull both ends of the tassel through the loop from the top, tightening carefully. Repeat for each knitted rib, making sure to work from the same side of the scarf on both sides so the tassels match.
Trim tassels to 3”