I remember the day I started knitting this little scarf. April 2020. That date says it all, doesn’t it?
We were scared. We were miserable. We were angry at a pandemic that disruptive life as we knew it. Extroverts suddenly had to stay inhouse and were getting depressed. Introverts were quite at home inhouse, even alone, but were also getting depressed. In a desperate attempt to maintain my sanity, I just crafted like crazy. Knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning, all at once. Oh, the wonderful therapeutic quality of crafting!
The One Hank Scarf was one of the designs I knitted. It was with a very special yarn I had in my stash. I remember thinking by myself that I might as well use the special yarn; who knows whether I will ever get a chance to do it if not immediately.
We really need to change this mindset of saving special yarn for another day. We really have to.
I published the pattern on my blog, but somehow, that was one of the pages that disappeared when my website got a facelift. I have been wanting to republish it for a long time, but I haven’t yet re-knitted it to get better photos. The photos on Ravelry are not of a great quality, so I have been putting it off for months. And without fail, every week I get an email from somebody asking for the pattern.
So here it is, bad photos and all. Please consider sending me some beautiful photos of your creation, so that I can include those on Ravelry and here on my blog. Obviously, credit will be given to you for the photos.
100 g Fingering weight yarn (about 400m / 100 g)
4 mm knitting pins (if you tend to knit very tight, use 4.5 mm)
Cast on 9 sts using any cast on method.
Row 1 (ws):
kfb, (yo, k1) x5 times, kfb, k1, p1 (16 sts).
Row 2 (rs):
slk1, knit to end.
kfb, (yo, k2tog) x5 times, kfb, k2tog, k1, p1 (17 sts).
slk1, knit to end.
kfb, (yo, k2tog) x5 times, kfb, k till 3 sts remain, k2tog, p1 (1 st inc).
Repeat rows 4 and 5 until you only have enough yarn to cast off.