Free Pattern- Giant Squishy Scarf of DOOM


I feel guilty calling it a pattern; its so easy.

Its not a pattern. Not really. Its literally garter stitch. ALL GARTER stitch. But I’ve done the work so I can tell you the finished dimensions, needle sizes, and how much yarn you need. NO guessing.

Project Backstory

Because this is the internet and bloggers all assume that everyone cares about the process. Here it is:

Check out this cool Cat! Original Scarf- Circa 2011

Once upon a time, about 10 years ago, I knit my “nephew” a LONG Dr. Who style scarf. It was huge, for a little kid. And he has been wearing it faithfully every winter since. Well, as time passes, children have this habit of growing into teenagers (***GASP***) verging on ADULTHOOD!! Now the gigantically long scarf of a decade ago is insufficient to keep an almost grown-up warm. ENTER the heroine!! I used a single spun acrylic for plushness, ease of care, and economics. I purchased the yarn on sale at Joann Fabrics in late December of 2022.

If you are looking for a more luxurious yarn, you might want to try Malabrico Mecha. You’ll need 4 hanks (520 yards) to complete the project-depending on your personal gauge, your total length might be an inch shorter.

Materials:

Yarn: Big Twist Static (100% premium acrylic, 131 yards) in Cranberry Blue Multi

Yardage: 4 skeins of the above listed yarn. OR 524 yards of your choice of bulky weight yarn.

Needle Sizes: US10/6mm AND US11/8mm

Other Notions: Yarn needle for weaving in ends.

Dimensions: 12″x87″

Gauge: 11 stitches/4″ (2.75 sts/in)

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

Sl 1: slip first stitch purlwise (with yarn in front). Then pass the yarn to the back (before the next stitch). First stitch has moved from the left to the right, and the yarn is at the back of the work ready to knit the 2nd stitch.

Pattern Instructions:

With smaller needles cast-on 35 stitches with you favorite method.

Row 1: Sl 1, K34.

Repeat Row 1 six times.

Switch to larger needles.

Row 1: Sl 1, K34.

Repeat Row 1 until piece measure 85.5″ or approximately 1.5 inches from desired total length.

Switch to smaller needles

Row 1: Sl 1, K34.

Repeat Row 1 six times.

Bind-off loosely with your favorite method.

Weave in all ends.

Wear and be the warmest human on the block.

The finished piece- COMPLETELY swamping my small mannequin torso.

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