Breakwater Scarf

This cozy triangular scarf is both simple and stunning. It is entirely garter and is simple enough for a beginner but beautiful enough for knitters of all skill levels to love. The stripes are made up of black and four different shades of blue, and all of the color changes are utilized to create the fringe so there is not a single end to weave in.

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: 68” wingspan x 10” depth from center

Gauge: 13 sts and 22 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter stitch

Materials

Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Bulky (100% Premium Acrylic; 136 yards [124 meters]/100 grams): 25723 Black (MC, 1 ball), 26397 Celestial (CC1, 1 ball), 26394 Peacock (CC2, 1 ball), 25738 Cornflower (CC3, 1 ball), 26391 Sky (CC4, 1 ball)

Needles: US size 10 (6 mm) straight or circular

Notions: Tape measure, scissors

Abbreviations

CC1 – contrasting color one

CC2 – contrasting color two

CC3 – contrasting color three

CC4 – contrasting color four

kfb – knit front and back

k2tog – knit two together

MC – main color

Pattern Notes

This scarf is worked in two parts, the first is when the number of stitches is increased, and the second is when the number of stitches is decreased.

When switching colors, leave at least a 7” tail when you start the color and at least a 7” tail before switching to the next color. This will later be used to create the fringe.

Pattern

With MC, CO 3 sts, leaving at least a 7” tail.

Increase Section

Rows 1, 7, 13, 19, 25, 31: With MC, kfb, knit to end.

Rows 2, 8, 14, 20, 26, 32: With MC, knit.

Rows 3-6: With CC1, knit.

Rows 9-12, 33-36: With CC2, knit.

Rows 15-18, 27-30: With CC3, knit.

Rows 21-24: With CC4, knit.

Rep Rows 1-36, 4 more times.

Rows 181-184: With CC1, knit.

Decrease Section

Rows 1, 7, 13, 19, 25, 31: With MC, k2tog, knit to end.

Rows 2, 8, 14, 20, 26, 32: With MC, knit.

Rows 3-6: With CC1, knit.

Rows 9-12, 33-36: With CC2, knit.

Rows 15-18, 27-30: With CC3, knit.

Rows 21-24: With CC4, knit.

Rep Rows 1-36, 4 more times.

Rows 181-184: With CC1, knit.

Row 185: With MC, knit.

With MC, BO knitwise.

Finishing

The only finishing required is creating the fringe and this can be done either after the entire scarf is worked, or done in parts after every few rows.

Starting at the CO edge, hold the first 3 strands together (consisting of 2 strands of MC and 1 strand of CC1) and tie an overhand knot, then slide the knot as close to the scarf as possible. From this point on, hold the next 4 strands together (consisting of 2 strands of the MC and 1 strand each of two different contrasting colors) and tie an overhand knot, then slide the knot as close to the scarf as possible, until 3 strands remain. Hold the 3 strands together (consisting of 2 strands of the MC and 1 strand of CC1) and tie an overhand knot, then slide the knot as close to the scarf as possible.

Using the scissors and tape measure cut all the fringes to approximately 6”.

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