Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Chunky Seed Stitch Scarf

Question of the day:

What's a simple pattern you turn to when you are knitting with chunky yarn?

 I tried starting a new project multiple times within the last 2 weeks and I ended up knitting a few rows and not liking how the pattern was turning out with the type of yarn/needles I was using.

After unraveling nearly 6 different incomplete projects, I think I'm going to stick with this simple pattern: the seed stitch!

I'm using chunky yarn and all the seed stitch is... is *K1, P1* (cast on an odd number of stitches).

Details and more pictures will be posted once I complete the scarf.  I'll also have to think of a more clever name for this scarf.  Generally I name it after the person I gift it to -- but I don't decide if I really want to gift it to a particular person until the project is complete. Gotta see the complete piece to judge if the receiver will wear it or not!

Quick pics of the scarf in-the-making:

Simple & plain, but will easily be versatile with different outfits :)

Stay tuned for updates!


  1. It looks like its coming along nicely :D

  2. That is so pretty :) I've been knitting for awhile but I've been just doing basic stuff. What does *K1, P1* mean?


  3. @omggsoozin it just means you knit one stitch and then purl the next stitch. the "*" means you repeat the pattern until the end of the row.
    You should try this pattern out - I like it and it's very simple :)

  4. @omggsoozin also, make sure you have an ODD number of stitches. (cast on an odd number of stitches).

    If you want to do it for an even number of stitches, the pattern is still simple.
    row 1: *K1, P1*
    row 2: *P1, K1*
    repeat rows 1 and 2 until it's the length you want it :)

    good luck!

  5. I love the Seed Stitch! I can't wait to see the finished product.

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  7. thanks for stopping by my blog. you have a great blog here! always wanted to learn how to knit. (=

  8. what size needles are you using?

  9. @metermouse - they are size 13 needles!

    I'm halfway done with this scarf and I think it's too heavy =( I think I should have cast on less stitches (I cast on 19 stitches I believe)

  10. That is a very warm pattern to make into a scarf.I made one and thats the one i grab when it super cold.Not that it get very cold here...