Valley Yarns B14 Basic Scarf From Measurements
The Valley Yarns Basic Scarf from Measurements is a response to one of the most frequent questions a yarn store employee hears: “How much yarn do I need to make a simple scarf?” However, there are as many different notions about the size, gauge and stitch patterns on a “simple scarf” as there are knitters! So this pattern attempts to settle the debate once and for all and to help every knitter create her or his vision of the ideal, simple scarf.
We’ve weighed and measured dozens of knitted items to create a detailed yardage estimation chart for scarves of many sizes, along with key numbers for calculating yardage for sizes outside its range. We also include detailed instructions for finding gauge and using it to make a scarf with the desired width and five common knitting stitch patterns to mix and match to create the scarf uniquely yours.
Finished Measurements: 8” wide and 60” long
Yarn Requirements: 3 skeins of Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky (100% Wool; 100g/109yds) shown in Raspberry Heather
Needles: US 10½ (6.50mm) to start with and decide if you want to switch up or down a needle size
Gauge: 12 sts = 4”
Note: The original yarn recommended for this pattern
has been discontinued. We suggest Valley Yarns Valley Superwash Bulky as a
This pattern is also available in the Valley Yarns Great Gifts eBook.