A little while ago a friend asked me to make her a scarf that was long, thick and cozy; like a blanket that you could wrap yourself up with. After playing around with stitch patterns and yarn thickness the Coffee House Knit Scarf pattern came to be.
I have always liked tuck stitch/slipped stitch patterns in knitting. They give you so much depth and texture, in addition to creating a thick and cushiony fabric that is perfect for something that you want to be warm and cozy.
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The yarn I landed on is an acrylic super chunky by Lion Brand called Hometown USA (find it here). The bulkiness of the yarn helps it to work up fast on size 13 needles. The stitch pattern combined with this yarn gives a really thick and soft texture that is ideal for next to skin wear. Also, the slight sheen of the yarn helps to add even more highlights in the stitches creating more definition and richness of the fabric.
This pattern is great not only as a simple scarf; it can also easily be customized with end treatments. Tassels or fringe on the ends give another level of detail, and they look great in a contrasting color also! I like adding a stronger statement color in this way since I’m usually more of a muted gray/blue person.
Another option with this pattern is to seam the ends together for a cowl or infinity scarf. Perfect for those that want a little different style with how it is worn. It comes down to is personal preference, but all are great options. Have fun making it your own!
I hope you will enjoy this scarf as much as my friend and I do, and that you find it is perfect to wrap up in and feel ready for colder weather.
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Coffee House Knit Scarf
By City Farmhouse Studio
Scarf without end details measures 9″ x 84″
Lion Brand – Hometown USA – Houston Cream – 4 skeins for scarf (+1 for tassels or fringe in desired color)
Knitting Needles: 13 (9mm)
Stitch Gauge: 4” x 4” = 14 stitches x 21 rows
Cast on 27.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Knit 1. *Slip 1, Knit 1.* Repeat from *to* until end.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Slip 1. *Knit 1, Slip 1.* Repeat from *to* until end.
Repeat these 4 rows for 4 skeins or desired length.
Option: Make 10 tassels
Using a 6” wide piece of card board, wrap yarn 12 times around.
Using an additional length of thread tie around the wrapping at top of wraps and secure it with a knot.
Slide off of card board, and cut wrapping opposite of the knot.
With another length of yarn create a large loop towards the top of the tassel head, leave enough thread hanging down so that you can identify this piece.
Tightly and neatly wrap the other end around the tassel 7 times. Thread the end of the just worked length of yarn through the loop that was made at the beginning. Pull the beginning end piece down so that the end piece is pulled down through wrapping.
If you are having difficulties pulling the last end of yarn through, thread it through a needle to help move it through the center of the tassel.
Attach 5 tassels on each scarf end. Trim all ends evenly.
Option: Make fringe
Cut 54 (27 for each side) lengths of yarn that are 12” each.
With a crochet hook pull the middle of one 12” piece through the end of the scarf to make a loop.
Even up the ends, and then place them through the loop just made. Pull tight to secure.
Repeat spacing 27 evenly on each side of the scarf to create fringe.