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Hooded Scarf

By: Faith Schmidt for Authentic Knitting Board

The design for this hooded scarf from Authentic Knitting Board is simple; if you can knit a rectangle, you can make this. The open braid stitch adds elegance, while the stockinette stitch adds warmth where it’s needed.

Knitting Board Hooded Scarf

Materials:

  • Knitting Loom: Small gauge double sided knitting board with at least 32 pegs. The 18” Authentic Knitting Board set at standard (1/2”) setting was used in the sample.
  • Yarn: 600 yards of worsted (medium) weight yarn. Caron Dazzle Aire was used in the sample.
  • Notions: Tapestry Needle, Knitting tool, Crochet Hook

Gauge: 12 stitches by 12 rows over a 4” square in Stockinette stitch
Abbreviations: CO—Cast on, K—Knit, BO—Bind off, St st—Stockinette stitch

Pattern Notes:

The Open Braid stitch is very easy and very pretty. This stitch was created by Pat and Kim Novak of the Authentic Knitting Board Company. To wrap it, wrap up to the 1st peg on the back board, down to the 4th peg on the front board, and then up to the 3rd peg on the back board. Continue wrapping every other peg. When you reach the end, the last three pegs on the front board will be wrapped consecutively. Go straight across at the end and wrap back to the beginning, wrapping all the empty pegs. The last three pegs on the front board will be wrapped consecutively. If your gauge doesn’t quite match, but you really want to use that particular yarn, then keep these few tips in mind. The finished scarf should be about 10” wide and 76” long. Also, when following the pattern, follow the directions in inches
rather than in rows. These steps will also allow you to substitute different gauge knitting boards or weights of yarn with ease. Make sure to use a yarn that is soft and has a nice drape to it. Be creative. For contrast, you could knit the hood area in a different color than the rest of the scarf. For a lighter scarf, good for fall and early spring, knit the entire scarf in the Open Braid stitch. Experiment with different stitches for both the body and the hood of the scarf.


Instructions:

  1. CO 32 pegs using the stockinette cast on
  2. K 4 rows (1.5”) in St st
  3. K 76 Rows (27”) in Open Braid stitch
  4. K 50 Rows (17”) in St st (This is the hood area)
  5. K 76 Rows (27”) in Open Braid stitch
  6. K 4 rows (1.5”) in St st
  7. Cut working yarn and BO. Fold the scarf in half so that the CO and BO edges are on top of each other, matching the edges where the St st (hood area) starts.
  8. Whip stitch from where the St st starts (or about 8.5” down from the fold) up to the fold, making sure to reinforce the beginning of the seam. Weave in all yarn tails. Turn right side out. Add fringe, if desired.
  9. To wear, place the hood on the head and fold back the excess fabric at the face for a brim. Wrap scarf around the neck as desired.
     
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