I love a good scarf in the winter. But sometimes, no matter how well I wrap myself up, the season’s chilly winds will blow the ends around until I end up with a cold, uncovered neck. This scarf with a slit solves that issue by allowing you to pull the end of the scarf through itself, so there’s almost no way your neck will end up wind-chilled.
The knit 1 purl 1 ribbing creates a warm and attractive fabric. Pulling the end of the scarf through the slit instead of tying it also allows the scarf to lay flat against your body instead of adding bulk to your outfit, which also makes it great to wear under a coat.
When you’re creating the slit in the scarf, you will need to knit with 2 skeins at once. You can either buy 2 skeins of yarn or separate 1 skein into 2 balls of yarn.
Windy Day Scarf with Slit
Knitting Terms and Abbreviations
- 85 yards super bulky yarn – You can either use 2 full skeins or separate 1 skein into 2 balls of yarn (I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Spice)
- US Size 15 straight needles
- Crochet hook to weave in ends
- Cast on 16 stitches.
- Rows 1-45: K1 P1 rib
- Row 46: Split the stitches in half. Continue working in K1 P1 rib with the first skein of yarn for the first 8 stitches. Attach the second skein of yarn and work the next 8 stitches in K1 P1 rib. Continue this way for rows 46-60.
- Row 61: Work K1 P1 rib all the way across with one skein of yarn. Cut the other skein, leaving several inches to weave in later.
- Rows 62-160: K1 P1 for remaining rows.
- Bind off. Weave in ends. Get cozy.
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