Who needs to carry a purse when this handy pocket scarf will give you a place to stash your phone, keys and change purse? Nice deep pockets keep your hands warm while the thick, garter stitch fabric keeps your neck toasty. This scarf makes a perfect holiday present for someone special – or for yourself!
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 90” x 9”
Gauge: Approximately 18 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter st after blocking
Berroco Vintage (52% acrylic, 40% wool, 8% nylon; 218 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): #5160 Wild Blueberry (MC, 4 skeins), #5123 Blush (CC, 1 skein)
Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Stitch holder, tapestry needle
Wyib: With yarn in back
Wyif: With yarn in front
On the slip stitch pattern, remember to keep the CC yarn on the WS of the work when slipping stitches.
Slip all sts purlwise.
First Half, Pocket Front
With MC, cast on 41 sts.
Knit 10 rows for garter stitch border.
Row 1: K5, p31, k5.
Rows 2 & 4 (RS): K5, sl 1, (with CC k5, wyib sl 1) 5 times, with MC k5.
Rows 3 & 5: With MC k5, wyif sl 1, (with CC, p5, wyif sl 1) 5 times.
Row 6: With MC, k across.
Row 7: K5, p31, k5.
Rows 8 & 10: With MC k5, with CC k3, (wyib sl 1, with CC k5) 4 times, wyib sl 1, with CC k3, with MC k5.
Rows 9 & 11: With MC k5, with CC p3, (wyif sl 1, with CC p5) 4 times, wyib sl 1, with CC p3, with MC k5.
Rows 12-13: Rep Rows 6-7.
Rep Rows 2-13 three more times and then Rows 2-6 once more.
Next Row: With MC, k5, p31, k5.
Knit 10 rows for garter st border.
Last Row (RS): K5, bind off 31, k to end. Set these 10 sts aside on a stitch holder for later use.
With MC, cast on 33 sts.
Work 58 rows st st, ending with a WS row.
Knit 6 rows garter st.
Join Pocket Front to Pocket Back
Row 1: With MC and WS of Pocket Front facing you, k5 sts from st holder, with RS of Pocket Back facing you k31, k5 sts from st holder. The WSs of the Pocket Front and Back will face each other.
Continue on in MC in garter st until work measures 45” or half of desired length of scarf.
Set aside if you are comfortable with Kitchener Stitch/grafting; bind off if you would prefer to sew a center seam.
Rep all instructions for First Half.
Wet block scarf halves, paying special attention to Pocket Fronts.
Join two halves together at center, either with Kitchener Stitch/grafting if you left live sts, or a mattress st if you bound off your edges.
Stitch Pocket Backs into place on three sides, leaving the top open.
Weave in all ends.