The Y-Knot Scarf

 

This Y-shaped scarf showcases Knittique’s Scraplet Skeins in a unique way, by pulling the narrow end through a simple eyelet in the wider part.


This gives you a real creative opportunity— which color are you going to put at each end to get the effect you want? (I thought about this with the Café Creme skein shown here, and decided I wanted the cream-colored end coming through to lay on top of the coffee-colored end.) Whatever you choose, just 1 of these multi-textured, multi-colored skeins will make your fantastic scarf! (And you won’t need to knot it— just pull the end through to fasten!)

You need to know how to: Cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, yarn over, decrease (knit/purl 2 together), bind off.


Materials:

  1. 1 Knittique Scraplet Skein, mixed fibers, approx. 120 yds./skein

  2. 1 U.S. size 13-15 needles (circular OR straight; I find circular needles easier, since this piece is about 20” wide at the widest part)

Needle note: I knit loosely, so I usually specify a range of needles sizes; in this case, I used a #13 needle, but most knitters will probably want to use a #15.


Abbreviations:

BO = bind off

CO = cast on

K = knit

K/P2tog = knit or purl 2 together

P = purl

St(s) = stitch(es)

YO = yarn over (bring yarn to front between needles, then wrap yarn over top of right needle, towards back)


Gauge: This is approximate since there are so many different yarns in the Scraplet Skeins, but your gauge should average about 9 stitches/4”. (Row gauge is not important for this scarf, but if you like to know these things, look for about 13 rows/4”.)


Size: About 20” wide at wide end, 5” wide at narrow end, and about 52” long.


The actual knitting part:


Cast on 37 stitches (try to cast on fairly loosely). Continue in rib stitch pattern as follows:


Row 1 (right side): K5, P11, K5, P11, K5

Row 2: P5, K11, P5, K11, P5


Continue knitting the k sts, and purling the p sts. AT THE SAME TIME, beginning with row 9, work a p2tog decrease somewhere in the middle of each of the 2 p sections as you can. Work this decrease row about every 9-10 rows; I find this easier to do on the right-side rows, so that I’m always doing a p2tog decrease.


Eyelet: When piece measures about 7” long, on the next right-side row, work first K and P sections, then work the center K section as follows: K2, YO, K2tog, K1. Finish the last P and K sections as usual. On the next row (wrong side), work as established, working the center section as P5.


Continue working the rib stitch pattern and decrease rows as established, until your row is K5, P1, K5, P1, K5. At this point, don’t make any more decreases, just continue in rib until you have about a yard of yarn left, then BO. Weave ends in on wrong side, steam very lightly (through a pressing cloth) if desired, and enjoy your cozy new Y-Knot Scarf!


Congratulations— it’s a Y-Knot Scarf!