If you are anything like me, you are using Spring as the perfect excuse to extend the life of your scarf wearing days. Winter is the golden time for handknit comfort, but Spring is the sexy cousin. You can still wear your Winter accessories as Spring accessories, plus knit up a few new ones. This scarf pattern is light enough with the dropped stitch yarn overs that you can comfortably wear it into the warmer months or wrap it up and use it in the cooler ones.
It all started five years ago with me experimenting to see if you could make a drop stitch on the diagonal. It turns out you can. You have probably seen regular drop stitch scarves out there, so you if you comfortable knitting that you can pull this off. As it relies on increases and decreases at the end and beginnings of rows, watch your tension there. If that first stitch feels tight, just wiggle your needle a little until you get some more room to work. This is a highly customizable scarf that can be done in any yarn/needle combination, length… color… whatever. It produces a scarf knit on the bias with ends that slant. I used size 9 needles and Lion Brand Suede in two colors for the scarf pictured. That’s about 220 yards for a comfortable scarf near 5 feet.
I’m getting more and more into diagonal knitting and if anyone is interested, I’ve written an article all about knitting on the diagonal with three techniques and links to diagonal knit scarf patterns and other free patterns to practice.
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