Would you like a WARM scarf? Maybe not today, because it’s summer still, and getting more humid by the minute, but they are so nice to have when the weather suddenly turns cooler. Because fall scarf patterns are so easy to knit! And you need to start NOW!
It’s summer waning like the moon!
All those Memorial Day and 4th of July parties are over, no more waiting for the longest day of the year, which was in June, now the push is on for “back-to-school” and college tuition. I know, believe me, I’ve been there!
I know how in an instant things will change. Have you noticed the evenings are getting darker earlier? No more 9:00 and still light! Then we’ll have the cool winds to contend with; for months and months and more months. Nothing much you will do about it except layer up!
That is why it’s so nice to have lots of scarves. Different fibers, different colors and different patterns. Because you never know what you’ll like today. If life is good, you’ll want something smooth and soft. If something’s gone wrong in your life today, you might want to bury yourself in something bulky and warm. I know THAT feeling!
I’m thinking bulky and warm, how about you?
But anyway, here are 3 patterns for scarves that will keep you warm and cozy the colder the weather gets. The first one is my Christmas Treasure Scarf, the second one is my Apple Orchard scarf, and the third is called Candle Flame or Falling Leaves, because it’s “Your Call Cowl”.
I pulled this pattern from a book entitled “Field Guide to Knitting” which I use all the time. You’ll never run out of ideas when using this little book! The pattern is called Candle Flames and it’s so pretty! In fact, you can see the pattern on Scooter here. He really wasn’t cooperating, so this was the best picture I could get. (Actually he’s a very good boy!)
I’m going to make this fall scarf pattern in a yellow or gold bulky yarn as soon as I can get to the yarn store. All you need for the pattern I’m looking at is 200 yards. I’ll make a cowl instead of a scarf and it will be pure comfort. I’ve seen this stitch called Candle Flame in other places, but there are so many ideas in the little Field Guide, you’ll never run out of knitting. 🙂
For my Christmas Treasure Scarf,
I used Red Heart Boutique Treasure yarn . The yarn is 70% acrylic and 30% wool. It’s warm and soft as baby-skin! The colors that are available are sure to please. I chose Watercolors; and that’s just what it looks like.
Use a larger needle, size 10 or larger.
2 skeins of yarn
Note: C4F – slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, k2 from the cable needle.
Cast on 56 sts.
Row 1: K1 tbl, p1, [k1, p1] 2 times, [k4, p4] 5 times, k4, [p1, k1] 2 times, p1, wyf sl last st p-wise.
Row 2: K1 tbl, k1, [p1, k1] 2 times, [p4, k4] 5 times, p4, [k1, p1] 2 times, k1, wyf sl last st p-wise.
Rows 3 and 4: Rep rows 1 and 2.
Row 5: K1 tbl, p1, [k1, p1] 2 times, [C4F, p4] 5 times, C4F, [p1, k1] 2 times, p1, wyf sl last st p-wise.
Row 6: Rep row 2.
Rows 7-10: Rep rows 1 and 2.
Row 11: Rep row 1.
Row 12: K1 tbl, k1, [p1, k1] 2 times, [p4, C4F] 5 times, p4, [k1, p1] 2 times, k1, wyf sl last st p-wise.
Rep rows 1-12 until piece measure approx. 46″.
Bind off in pattern.
To finish: fold in half, align short ends. Twist one side once and sew end together. Weave in ends.
Once you’re finished, you should have something like this:
Lastly, here is my Apple Orchard Scarf.
I used Lion Brand Landscapes yarn in Apple Orchard color. One percent acrylic yarn, it’s self-striping design will knit up in luscious hues of apples and autumn! Just another beautiful fall scarf pattern.
Size 10 needles and here is the pattern:
Multiple of 2 + 2
I cast on 32 stitches.
Rows 1 – 6: Knit.
Rows 7 and 9: K1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to end, k1.
Rows 8 and 10: K1, *yo, p2tog; rep from * to end, k1.
Repeat these 10 rows for the pattern. Add fringe or leave it plain. Either way you’re ready for those weekend knitting trips and rides to the apple orchard for late summer fruits and pumpkins. You can knit this up in a matter of days!
So, as soon as I can, I’m off to the yarn store for the bulky gold yarn. I’ve been doing lots of babysitting lately and would really read books with my grand daughters some days, than pick up my knitting needles! Because you don’t stay seated for long with a 3- and 1-year old.
3 Fall Scarf Patterns, and easy to knit, too!
Before you go, be sure to read my P.S. 🙂
I have 2 dogs; Piper and Scooter. Both of them are rescues; Piper was brought to NJ from a kill-shelter in Kentucky when she was approx. 6 months old, and we adopted her at 10 months. So, for quite some time, my poor baby was on her own with no one to love her. Scooter was given up at 5 years old for reasons unknown. Luckily, he was only in the shelter for 2 weeks, and it’s a wonderful place for dogs, as far as shelters go, but EVERY dog needs a loving home!
That’s where Harley comes in! He is the 2015 Hero Dog of the American Humane Association. And he has something to say to you!
So, be sure to click on the video below and help stop puppy mills! I thank you and Harley thanks you!!
Just another way to
“Homekeeping Inspirations for Crafting Your Best Life!”
P.S. Please take a moment to listen to what Harley has to say! He is so adorable! Even if he is now in Heaven!