The best thing about self-striping yarns is they make it look like you’ve spent ages on a project, but actually the colour changes take place with no effort at all on your part… So if you haven’t moved on to stripes yet, or you just want a simple project you can work on while still having a chat or watching TV, then this project is for you. Our gorgeous Noro scarf, created with beautiful, soft 100% wool yarn is a real investment piece and one you’ll keep for years to come. Simply cast on and knit yourself into stripy heaven!
SCARF Using 5mm needles cast on 48 sts. Row 1 (RS): K1, sl1 purlwise, k1, (k1, p1) twice, k34, (p1, k1) twice, k1, sl1 purlwise, k1. Row 2 (WS): Sl1 purlwise, k1, sl1 purlwise, (p1, k1) twice, p34, (k1, p1) twice, sl1 purlwise, k1, sl1 purlwise.
These 2 rows form patt and are repeated throughout until work measures 180cm (71in), ending with a WS row. Cast off in patt.
Pocket (make 2) Using 5mm needles, cast on 46 sts. Work in patt as follows: Row 1 (RS): K1, (k1, p1) twice, k38, (p1, twice, k1. Row 2 (WS): P1, (p1, k1) twice, p38, (k1, twice, p1. Keeping patt correct until pocket measures 16cm (6¼in), dec 1 st at each end of last row, ending with a WS row. 46 sts
p1), Take time to add your pockets with care, a professional finish will make all the difference Beg with row 1 of rib, work in rib a further 6cm (2¼in), ending with a RS row. Cast off in rib.
MAKING UP 1 Place the pocket RS up over the end of the scarf (RS up), letting the rib section hang below the scarf’s cast-off edge. 2 Working from inside the pocket, slip stitch the sides of the pocket onto the sides of the scarf, then slip stitch the 1st row above the pocket’s rib to the cast-on or cast-off edge of the scarf depending on which end of the scarf you’re doing.