It seems like every winter when the weather turns from brisk to seriously cold, big, chunky scarves come out in full force. Look around and you’ll see girls bundled in huge scarves looking like the snuggest of bugs.
TJOCKT’s Martta the Merino is perfect for getting in on this chunky knit trend! And the cool thing? Most of these big chunky scarves are knit in garter stitch!
Yeah, you read that right. Garter stitch. Also known as the beginner stitch, or as my little niece calls it, the “baby stitch” because “It’s soooo easy. It’s only for babies.” <insert amused eye roll here>
Australian brand Mr. Mittens has been the latest to capitalise on this chunky scarf trend. They’re a style blogger darling known for hand-knits that are big and voluptuous. Yum!
However, a single scarf will set you back about $175 USD. This being a knitting website, you know what I’m going to say: knit one yourself! With $175 you can get a bundle of top notch yarn and knit a scarf (or four!) for yourself and family. Holiday gifting done! Not to mention the added enjoyment of cushy yarn gliding through your fingers, which, on a very frosty day, feels like the height of luxury!
Now before casting on for your own humungous scarf, let’s gawk at some inspiring examples from around the world!
I love how Susie Bubble styles this bright yellow garter stitch scarf! It’s proof positive that you can style multiple bright colors together (in this case, yellow, red and pops of blue) and come out looking modern, creative and quirky – in a good way!
Are you looking to knit a short, skinny scarf with thinner yarn (like the scarf on the left?) Or a long ankle-skimming scarf that’s as wide as your face (or wider!)?
Neutrals like olive, brown and black can blend into most outfits. They make for great wear-with-anything scarves!
Bright colored scarves makes for terrific statement knits! They brighten up an entire outfit, and they always make me smile.
Want to knit your own garter stitch scarf? Check out TJOCKT’s Martta the Merino yarn: a big, fluffy one ply merino that looks perfectly at home knit up in garter stitch. Just two skeins will make a big cozy scarf that goes on for days. Choose from bright green and cheerful yolk yellow to more subdued colors like graphite grey and an off-white pearl, among many others!