In December, my dad shared his hand-carved wooden buttons on Scissors & Sage. I was so excited to use a button for a knitting project, so I quickly got to work! I’ve been meaning to share this scarf for a few weeks now. At long last, here it is! It knit up quickly, as it’s big yarn and a relatively short scarf. I used the basketweave stitch for my first time, and really like how soft and thick it makes the yarn feel. Below is the tutorial.
- 1 skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn (I chose the Starlight color)
- Size US 13 straight needles
- Tapestry needle
- White thread
- Sewing needle
- 1 oblong button for closure
How To Knit The Scarf:
- Cast on 15 stitches
- Knit 3 / purl 3 / knit 3 / purl 3 / knit 3 *repeat this for 7 more rows
- Purl 3 / knit 3 / purl 3 / knit 3 / purl 3 *repeat this for 7 more rows
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the scarf reaches approximately 30-32 inches long
- Cast off 15 stitches
- Weave in ends with a tapestry needle
How To Add A Button:
- Place the scarf around your neck to determine where you’d like the button closure to be.
- Sew the oblong button onto one end of the scarf. (If using a round button, sew it onto the scarf so that the scarf is permanently closed. You won’t be able to feed a round button through your stitches, but you can simply pull the scarf down over your head.)
- Feed the oblong button through the other end of the scarf at a point where four boxes meet. (The stitches are bigger here and can accommodate the button more easily.)
Here’s an impromptu picture of me wearing the scarf. I find it to be incredibly cozy. It’s almost a hybrid scarf/neck warmer!