I've got a cute ascot scarf pattern for you to try.
It's a cozy garter stitch pattern that's quick to knit and takes only one skein of yarn.
It's also called a bow tie scarf and it's the perfect accessory to keep you warm on those chilly mornings.
In fact this is a nice way to ease into some Fall knitting.
And what's neat about this ascot scarf pattern is that you can wear it as an accessory with your outfit too.
You can use any yarn to make one so if you use a nice cozy yarn this will be the perfect little bow tie scarf to wear in those chilly office settings.
Or if you prefer you can knit an ascot scarf with lighter yarns like bamboo or cotton which will make it suitable all year round.
I love knitting scarves that will stay in place and this one will work perfectly just like my other keyhole scarf pattern. I do love both designs.
The difference with the ascot scarf pattern is that there's a keyhole or loop at both ends of the scarf and it's much smaller obviously.
And I do love smaller quick knitting projects because they're perfect for last minute gifts.
They're nice and portable so you can toss it in your bag and knit on the go.
The ascot scarf pattern is very simple to make and you'll learn a new way to knit a keyhole. It's kind of fun and you can add it to your list of knitting skills.
And the ascot scarf pattern is very versatile so you can easily change the size, width, stitch pattern, yarn and so on to create you're very own keyhole scarf.
All it needs is your imagination and some great knitting yarn.
Or you can leave it just the way it is. It's so pretty in simple Garter stitch.
So let's get started...
Click on the link to download my ascot scarf pattern
Skills Required: Cast on, knit, purl, K2tog (knit 2 sts together), slipping stitches to a holder, KFB (knit front and back)
Needles: Size US 9 (5.5 mm)
Yarn: Medium worsted weight. I used 1 skein Lion Brand Heartland
Gauge: Not important
Dimensions: From tip to tip it's 34 inches long. Scarf part is 7 inches wide and the length between the loop keyholes is 16 inches.
Abbreviations: K, k = knit, KFB, kfb = knit front back, K2tog = knit 2 stitches together, sts = stitches
Notes: The easy scarf is very versatile to knit. You can make it bigger or smaller simply by adjusting the amount of stitches you want.
I am including links to the K2tog decrease and the KFB so you can review them if you feel you need too.
Tip: Make sure that you use an even number of stitches if you decide to adjust the width.
You can also adjust the keyhole loop in length to whatever you like.
Tip: Count the rows as you knit the bow so that both ends will be the same size.
Especially after you're finished with the increases. How many plain rows did you knit? Jot it down for later.
Cast on 2 stitches
Row 1: KFB, knit to end of row
Repeat row 1 until you have 32 stitches
Continue to knit garter stitch until you reach 6 inches (this is where you need to count the rows you knit)
Knitting the Keyhole (Loop)
*K1, slip next stitch to holder, repeat from * across row
You should have 16 stitches on your needle and 16 stitches on holder.
This is what it should look like. (I like to use a small cable from my interchangeable needle set as a holder so I can attach a needle to it when I'm ready to use the sts.)
With stitches on needle, K1, P1 rib for 16 rows and then place these sts on holder.
Attach yarn to sts on other holder and repeat the ribbing as before.
Joining Both Pieces of Loop
A little explanation before you start. You're going to be knitting 1 stitch from the needle and 1 stitch from the holder to integrate the stitches back together and close the loop.
So place the sts from the holder onto a spare needle. You have 16 sts on one needle and 16 on the other (the needle with the working yarn attached).
This is how I set myself up. The stitches on the green needle were on the holder.
Plus my working stitches on other needle with working yarn. There should be 16 stitches on both needles.
My apologies for the coloring in the photo. It was 2 AM and I was trying to finish the scarf but wanted to show you how I set myself up to work the stitches. :)
Begin by knitting 1 stitch from the needle that's attached to the yarn, then knit 1 stitch from the stitches that were on the holder.
Keep alternating back and forth until all stitches are on one needle again and you're done.
There should be 32 stitches altogether. And the loop is now closed up.
Knitting the Scarf Section
Continue working in garter stitch (knit every row) to the length you want. I made mine 16 inches long.
The best way to do this is try it around your neck to see how you like it.
When you have the length you want you're going to repeat the process for the 2nd loop.
Please refer to the top section to make the 'Keyhole Loop' and make another loop.
Knit garter stitch for the amount of rows you counted after you made the increases on your first bow. I believe I knit about 22 rows on mine.
To Shape Point
K 1, K2tog, knit to end of row.
Repeat above row until you have 2 sts on needle.
Pull yarn through last stitch and you're done.
Weave in ends and enjoy!