What could be more delightful than a pair of fluffy pom poms? Like little bunny tails, they beckon to be petted or thrown in the air with a little whoop!
The Baby Pom Scarf knits up quickly in a beginner-friendly two-row pattern that’s a cinch to memorise. This flexible pattern works for toddlers, preschoolers, tweens, teens and even young-at-heart adults! Knit with bulky weight yarn, this scarf makes a quick, weekend knit.
Yarn: 1 skein of Tjockt Martta the Merino (100% extrafine merino; 140 meters/200g) in color Magenta. Scarf requires approximately 102 meters/112 yds.
Recommended Needles: one pair of 10mm (US 15) straight needles (use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below. Every knitter’s gauge is unique!)
- pom pom maker or DIY one with cardboard
- ruler or tape measure
- pair of sharp scissors
- tapestry needle
Length: 56 inches
Width: 4 inches
Gauge: 13sts = 4 inches/10cm in 1×1 rib (K1, P1 pattern)
Using the longtail cast on, CO 13 sts, making sure to leave a longer tail (approximately 10 inches).
Row 1: Sl1 purlwise, *K1, P1; repeat from * to end
Row 2: Sl1 knitwise, *P1, K1; repeat from * to end
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until scarf measures 56 inches or desired length.
Cast off in pattern, leaving a 10 inch tail and cut yarn.
Weave 10 inch yarn tail along length of cast off edge. Pull tightly to bunch up cast off edge so that it becomes a blunt point. Secure by making a knot and weave in ends.
Repeat on the other end of the scarf: weave the long tail yarn into the length of the cast on edge. Pull tightly to bunch up the edge and secure with a knot.
Make two pom poms 2.5 inches in diameter. Secure one pom pom to each end of the scarf and weave in ends.
* : repeat sequence between * and * as many times as indicated
CO: cast on
Sl1 knitwise: Slip 1 stitch off the needle as if to knit
Sl1 purlwise: Slip 1 stitch off the needle as if to purl
Need Help? Check out these tutorials:
- How to Make a Perfect Pom Pom Every Time
- Longtail Cast On
- How to Unwind a Skein of Yarn
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