With the cold weather finally hitting us, we might actually be in need of some scarves. Now, actually, I've been using them for a while, but that's just because I'm a cold-natured person. But anyway, this is a really neat scarf because you don't have to worry about tying it, or it getting too loose or blowing away or getting tangled up in places you don't want it tangled. And it was super simple to make.
I actually got inspired by a pattern in a Knit Simple Magazine. I made a little tweak to it, but not much. For this particular project, I used size 5 yarn and size 7 needles.
So first you knit three long tubes. I made these tubes using a set of four double-pointed needles, but you can easily do this with straight needles and then sew the long end together (as suggested in the magazine). I decided to use the double-pointed ones so that I could skip the tedious step of sewing so much together. My tubes were made from a 12 stitch cast-on, spread over three needles, and the length of them were 22 inches. But you can customize this to how you would like, depending on how wide you want the finished product to be and how tight you want it on your neck.
Once you have your three tubes knitted and tied off, braid the three strands. I made sure that the braid had each strand starting and ending at the same position, but I don't think that is totally necessary.
Then you make a big loop. I tied the corresponding top and bottom of each tube together so that I could easily keep track of which one was to connect to which one.
Then sew the tube ends together.
Then pop it over your head and enjoy the warmth.
How are you staying warm in this weather?