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Soft and Smoky Potato Chip Scarf


You see them all over the stores, but have you ever wondered how to knit a potato chip scarf?  Try this Soft and Smoky Potato Chip Scarf from Red Heart Yarn.  It's fashionable and easy!  Free knit scarf patterns are perfect when it comes to thinking of holiday gifts. 

Soft and Smoky Potato Chip Scarf


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  • Red Heart® Boutique™ Sashay™ (1 ball 1936 Waltz)
  • Knitting Needles: 5.5mm [US9]
  • Sewing needle
  • Matching sewing thread



  1. Scarf measures 4” x 62” (6” X 38”).  Directions are for 62” scarf; changes for 38” long scarf are in parentheses.  Gauge is not important for this project.
  2. For longer scarf cast on 6 stitches; for a shorter scarf cast on 10 stitches.
  3. Stretch one end of the Sashay open for several inches and lay it flat, placing the edge with the metallic thread along the bottom. Notice that the Sashay yarn is a mesh of holes. You will be working with the top of the mesh and leaving the metallic edge loose to form the ruffle. You are using the top channel of holes as if it is yarn.
  4. Beginning at the top right edge, insert tip of a knitting needle from back to front starting 4” from end. Continue inserting needle 5 (9) more times. You now have 6 (10) cast on stitches.Place this needle in left hand.
  5. Pick up right hand needle and knit between the top two threads of the mesh rather than the entire strand. Continue knitting these 6 (10) stitches on each row, always turning your work in the same direction at end of rows. Put your work down and open up the mesh as you go.
  6. Stop knitting when you have 1 yard left for binding off.
  7. Bind off loosely, drawing the end of the Sashay through the last bound off stitch. Trim leaving a 4”end. To finish the ends, fold under the corner and tack to inside with sewing needle and thread.



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