LONGITUDE: PDF Knitted Scarf Pattern - Fringed - Easy Beginner Pattern

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When you are knitting with a variegated/multicolored yarn, the colors sometimes bunch up and form "pools". Some people like this effect, and design things to show off the effect. I am the opposite. I don't care for the pooling, and have spent the last year or so exploring stitch patterns which will break up the colors, and prevent pooling. This is my favorite: it stretches out the colors into long lines of spots and speckles, almost like a woven scarf. If you have a beautiful yarn, and want a simple pattern to show it off, this might just be it.

This is a good beginner scarf pattern: it uses only knit and purl stitches. The fringes are made by leaving tails at the beginning and end of each row, and then tying them in place after the scarf is completed. It is about 58 inches long (not counting the fringes) and 7 inches wide.

Most of the scarves in my shop are knit from this pattern, I've played around with different yarns, and different combinations - from one variegated yarn in the first few photos, to two different kinds of yarns in the red and the purple scarves, and in the final photo, I switched yarns every single row - using lots of fun novelty yarns and sari silk. It's been a lot of fun to explore this and play with different colors and textures. A very versatile pattern.

This will require a size 11 circular needle, the longer the better, and about 300 yards of a aran/bulky yarn. You can begin knitting as soon as you download the pattern

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