I’m not a big fan of knitting scarves. They take too long and I usually lose interest. But there’s one style I don’t mind knitting. It’s a giant triangle and the pattern is crazy easy.
Two days ago my little sister texted and said she lost her favorite scarf and asked if I’d make her a new one. Here’s her cute little self:
Two binge-watching nights later and the scarf was finished. This is a perfect mindless project since it’s knit in garter stitch and you only have to remember to increase one stitch at the beginning of each row. The mohair adds a beautiful fluff to the scarf so it feels like a cloud when you’ve finished. By combining fuschia and peach yarns the outcome sort of reminds me of sherbet ice cream.
Here’s how to make it:
Super Simple Triangle Scarf Pattern
- 224 yards aran weight yarn in peach (I used 2 skeins of Sirdar Snuggly SK shade 0451)
- 224 yards (2 skeins) Rowan Mohair Haze in Caress (00525)
- Size US 15 circular needles (straight would work too)
- Darning needle
KFB = Knit in the front and then in the back of one stitch, thus increasing work by 1
M1 = make 1 stitch from front to back in the horizontal strand between stitches
Gauge: doesn’t matter
You’ll be knitting both aran and mohair yarns at the same time as though they are one strand.
- Cast on 4 stitches.
- Row 1: K1, KFB, knit to end of row
- Repeat row 1 until you have 108 stitches or until triangle is about 20 inches from tip to needles. Bring in new skeins of yarn when necessary.
- Next row: K1, KFB, *K3, M1. Repeat * till there are two stitches remaining. K2.
- Next row: Cast off using the stretchy method.
- Cut yarn, leaving an 8-inch tail. With a darning needle, weave in all ends.
Here are a couple of examples of my past triangle scarves in different colors:
5 thoughts on “Sherbet Triangle Scarf”
Hi, I have been looking for a “print” app, but see none. I will be happy to pay for a mailed copy of instructions for this triangle scarf if you could mail it to me, or, instruct me as to how I can print from this site.
Thanks in advance, Nanci Tousignant, Sunnyvale, Ca.
Hi Nanci, at the bottom of each of my posts is a button that says “print.” If you click that a printable version should be generated for you in a new window.
If you go to my FAQ page you will see a picture of the print button.
Hi Natasha. I was wondering, what is the purpose of the stretchy bind off? Would a standard bind off work as well or do I really need the stretch? Thanks!
Great question. I like the stretchy bind off because it’s a little easier to wrap around my neck and tie but you could definitely bind off any old way you’re used to and it should work fine.