- 165 yards of super bulky yarn in bright yellow (I used 2 skeins (81 yards each) of Lion Brand Hometown USA Super Bulky Yarn in Pittsburgh Yellow)
- 165 yards of bulky yarn in light yellow (I used 1 skein (175 yards) of Loops & Threads Charisma Baby medium weight yarn in Yellow)
- US Size 19 knitting needles
Throughout this whole pattern, hold the two colors of yarn together and knit with them as if they were one strand of yarn.
- Cast on 16 stitches
- Row 1: (knit 1, purl 1) repeat until end of row
- Row 2: (purl 1, knit 1) repeat until end of row
- Repeat these two rows until the scarf is 58 inches long
- Bind off
- Line up the cast on edge with the bound off edge and use mattress stitch to make a seam. The scarf should now be one big loop.
- Weave in ends
I think seed stitch (the alternating knit/purl technique used in this pattern) is perfect for big scarves like this for two reasons. First, it is reversible so it looks good no matter how it's piled on your neck. Second, all the little purl bumps add volume to the scarf, making it seem even bigger and cozier than it would otherwise.
Also, this is a very quick, easy knit because the needles are so big and the pattern is so simple. I would highly recommend this pattern to beginner knitters or to anyone who is looking for a nice break from their more difficult knitting projects. (Before this, I was working on this elephant with size 3 needles, so it was super fun for me to switch to the size 19s and fly through this scarf.)
I think Leilani really liked it!
Here she is modeling it, mid-laugh, at her party on Wednesday:
Unfortunately, I only had the camera on my phone with me at her party, as I'm sure you can tell. My new goal for myself is to work on remembering to bring my real camera along with me on a more regular basis.
Happy birthday, Leilani!