Soft and Easy Alpaca Scarf
By: Authentic Knitting Board
You can make this soft and pretty alpaca scarf from Authentic Knitting Board with just one skein of yarn.
- Start with loop knot.
- Place on first top needle. Weave down to the 2nd needle on bottom board. Continue weaving every other needle, front to back. Turn board around and continue the process to fill in all open needles, keeping yarn taut as you go around the end of board. Now, you have one loop on every needle.
- Lay piece of yarn (different color) across the stitches with ends dangling below board at each end. This is your anchor yarn. Repeat the wrapping so that you have (2) loops on each needle.
- Take your knit hook and lift bottom loop over the top. Pull down gently on your anchor yarn to secure the stitches. They will be loose for the first 3-4 rows. Repeat the wrap around all needles, and hook bottom loop over top again. Weave a full circular again.
- Hook over.
- Knit in this pattern (Stockinette Stitch) until the scarf measures 28” or (90) rows.
- Bind Off your stitches using a crochet hook. This means, you start at back end (not yarn end)-slip crochet hook into st 1, front and back, and st 2 front. Remove the loops from board, and pull loop closest to hook thru the other 2 loops. Continue to lift the next 2 loops from the board, and then pull the loop closest to hook thru the other 2 loops.
- Continue until you have only one loop on your hook. Cut your yarn, and pull it thru the last loop.
- Do the same thing to the stitches on the anchor yarn. This will give you a nice even finish on both ends of the knitting. Now, remove the anchor yarn.
- Fringe: Cut your yarn into 7” lengths. Take 2-3 of them together, and fold in half. With your crochet hook, pull the folded ends thru edge stitches at end of scarf. Slip ends of fringe thru loop, and pull snugly.
- Do this to both ends.
- Trim the edges of fringe, and your scarf is ready to wear.