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Long & Skinny Drop-Stitch Scarf

January 21, 2018

Here’s a fun, quick project to keep your mind off the fact that it’s still winter. It’s a drop stitch scarf, perfect for newbies because you only need to know the knit stitch. The fun comes in when you utilize the ‘drop stitch’, an easy technique that results in a fancy looking fabric that’s actually a sintch to work up.

Usually dropping a stitch is a knitter’s worst nightmare.  But by wrapping the yarn twice around the right needle when knitting you create an extra stitch. This allows you to drop that extra stitch on the next row resulting in a section of open, vertical threads. The pattern is an easy to remember 6 row repeat of dropped stitches and regular knit rows.

Please give it a try and let me know what you think.

I used 2 balls of Loops & Threads Charisma Marble in the color Dusk, but feel free to use any yarn you like.

You’ll need:

size 15 needles

tapestry needle

crochet hook (if adding tassles)

cast on 9 stitches using the long tail cast on

Rows 1 through 4: knit

Row five: knit, wrapping the yarn around the right needle twice

Row six: knit one, drop one and repeat to end of row

Repeat rows 1 through 6 until your scarf is about 7 feet long. Bind off. Sew in your ends using a tapestry needle, and add tassles if desired.

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