My So Called Scarf knit-along

Darrel's picture

It's official! Let's all knit a scarf together!

Below is the modified My So Called Scarf pattern (watch video)

I like the modified first row proposed by Ingrid, also demonstrated in the video, but feel free to use the original pattern linked above.

Don't be afraid to get creative and try a different yarn or gauge!

•2 Skeins of Manos del Uruguay
•US 11 Needles
•Darning Needle

•psso-pass slipped stitch over
•P2tog-purl 2 together


•CO 30 stitches

•Row 1: K1 *sl1, K1, yo, psso two stitches on right needle* K1.

•Row 2: *P2tog, do not slip stitches off the needle, purl the first stitch again, slip both stitches off needle*

•Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you run out of yarn.
•Weave in all ends.

Darrel's picture

Finally, here's mine!

Finally, here's mine!

DutchJan's picture

Yesterday I bought 5 skeins

Yesterday I bought 5 skeins in 2 different colours of the Manos yarn in Amsterdam and I love the colours. Will start soon but first I have to finish my cobblestone pullover and a pair of gloves (and 1 sock). How long will the scarf be when you use 2 skeins
Warm wishes to you all from Jan

brghtbear's picture

Joining In...

Joining In...       

Yep, I decided to try this out. It could no longer resist. I am not using any "fancy" yarn though. I have some Red Heart worsted medium in the color "Zebra" that I am using. So far I like the look. I also casted on 42 stitches so I could have a wider scarf and do a stockinette stitch on the first and last stitch.

Pics to come.....


frazom's picture

i made a scarf and i think i

i made a scarf and i think i used the same yarn and i also used one extra stitch on each side
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chunkiejunkie's picture

I think several people got

I think several people got their yarn for this scarf from Jimmy Beans Wool. Well... I was in their store today, wearing my scarf, and the lady behind the counter recognized the pattern. That made me chuckle...

chunkiejunkie's picture

Welcome and good luck with

Welcome and good luck with the scarf! For images: the only way I was able to get it to work was to load the image to a different photo sharing site (I used flickr which seems to be what most people on here use) and then I referenced the photo on flickr in my post using the tag.

V's picture

Hello! I just joined the

Hello! I just joined the group. Just so happens that I have started making this scarf for a friend. I'm using Paton's SWS (Soy Wool Stripes) yarn which is V. V. soft on size 11 circs. I added an extra 8 sts. to make the width a little wider and I have a feeling that two skeins is going to be enough for the scarf. I had bought four, so I'm hoping. Cause I want to make one for myself! [img_assist|nid=3706|title=My So Called Scarf|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=200|height=150]

V's picture


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Just finished the scarf! (by the way, how can I make the image appear in the message?)

I used up 3 skeins of SWS yarn from Patons.

Aaronknits's picture

I did mine in Patons SWS

I did mine in Patons SWS too. You can see it and read my experience here:

I also bought four skeins and used about two and a half for mine. The fourth and remaining third were used to make a quick complimentary hat to go with the scarf.



gardenguy42's picture

Here's mine, made with

Here's mine, made with Manos del Uruguay in "Mulled Wine" on Knit Picks' Options stainless steel size 11 circular needles. Fun to make, warm and toasty to wear. Nice project!

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Mahatma Gandhi

NeoYankee's picture

OK, I'm in... really really

OK, I'm in... really really late, but in. Started today with some hand dyed Magallanes from Araucania ( in a sort of greyish-bluish-rusty-tealish... well, we'll see how it goes

PaganCub's picture


I <3

I ♥ Magallanes yarn from AC Moore used to sell it, but they got rid of all of it with a quickness. Thank you for reminding me of their yarn and their site!

purlyman's picture

What a great idea. I plan

What a great idea. I plan to go get some Manos del Uruguay sometime this week. Maybe go with the Jungle or Moss. Love the greens.

So I called around and couldn't find Manos del Uruguay, so I went to the local DIY store around the corner (Fancy Tiger) and got some Lumpy Bumpy Yarn "Slate" from Farmhouse Yarns ( in Connecticut. We'll see how it works...

yarnart's picture

I joined the group a few

I joined the group a few days ago after knitting for only a few weeks. I was intrigued by the scarf knit-along, yet not sure that I could pull it off. However, while I was out shopping today I came across some beautiful Manos del Uruguay "Quail" and thought I would give it a shot. "It starts..."

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BuduR's picture

Welcome, I'm happily

Welcome, I'm happily knitting away at mine when I can. The pattern is much easier than it seems. I was little intimidated, but I watched the video and knitted along for a few rows and now it's easy as can be. Don't forget to share pictures when it's done!

sirknitsalot's picture

I finally got a chance to

I finally got a chance to take pictures of my finished scarf. This was in Manos del uruguay "Lava".

murfpapa's picture

I LOVE that colorway!

I LOVE that colorway!

machinarex's picture

I'm working on a scarf in

I'm working on a scarf in Lava also (not for the knitalong, just in general) *love* the colors!

BuduR's picture

Beautiful! I couldn't

Beautiful! I couldn't decide between this one and the purple color I bought (can't remember the name of it) I might have to go back and get a couple skeins of this too.

sirknitsalot's picture

Thanks! I was happy with it.

Thanks! I was happy with it. In certain light (like in this picture) the colors look very rich. The black actually looks Midnight Blue here.

VillageKnittiot's picture

Restarted "My So Called

Restarted "My So Called Scarf"... again X3. I picked up some Manos at a somewhat LYS here in California and am LOVING IT!

PaganCub's picture

Ok...I'm of course SERIOUSLY

Ok...I'm of course SERIOUSLY late w/ the KAL, but here's my question: I'm trying to do knit this pattern, but i'm noticing that my work is getting LOOSER and LOOSER...therefore, the scarf is getting wider and wider.
what can I do? aside from going down a needle size.
here's the issue: the knit side is really loose, but the purl side is really tight (the yarn overs are what's tight) you're knitting it supposed to slant a little? If i hold my needle straight, the bottom bit of the scarf i have so far is slanted more towards the right than the live stithes....?


Celowin's picture

A number of people have had

A number of people have had problems with the slanting... there is some discussion on that issue toward the bottom/beginning of the many comments.

Personally, I liked the slant, so I didn't bother trying to get rid of it. I thought the slant added one more point of interest to a stitch pattern that already drew my eyes in.

BuduR's picture

well I have jumped on the

well I have jumped on the bandwagon, well more of I have bought my ticket. I ordered the manos and await it's arrival. This will be the first scarf that I have knit for myself. Thanks for posting that video, it really helps alot to see this being done.

gardenguy42's picture

Well dang, guys! I just

Well dang, guys! I just joined yesterday and now I'm already hopping right on the bandwagon, LOL, albeit a little late. I just ordered the Manos Del Uruguay in "Mulled Wine" from Jimmy Bean's Yarn so I can give the scarf a try myself, which is really funny since I live in soutwestern Florida and never have a need to wear a scarf! Guess I'll just have to plan a trip up North to wear the dang thing once I get it finished. Or I may end up giving it as a holiday gift. Anyway, your enthusiasm on this site is contagious and I'm glad to be here.

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Mahatma Gandhi

chunkiejunkie's picture

Here's my stab at the

Here's my stab at the pattern. I used a Soho Bulky Tweed on 9mm needles. I found the stitch definition is more subtle with the 'tweedy' nature of the yarn. For the edges I used a chain stitch or slip stitch selvage although the left edge came out very loose. In my Vogue Knitting book it mentions 3 variations on this type selvage - German, English and French. I used the German and I'll have to try one of the other variations next time. No wonder those countries are always at war with each other!


So, I must be REALLY behind

So, I must be REALLY behind on this little project -- I just started it yesterday! Anyway, I had this crazy, variagated novelty stuff that's in a variety of colors and textures (mostly metalic colors), which I stranded with a plain tan colored far, so good! Knitting up on 13s, it's going pretty quickly!

MCBizarro's picture

Yes, I have found it

Yes, I have found it impossible to move past mistakes in this pattern. Now that I have started over twice I am finding my results more pleasing. C'est la vie!

Darrel's picture

What a pain to fix mistakes

What a pain to fix mistakes with this stitch pattern, eh? :)

Celowin's picture

My yarn finally arrived on

My yarn finally arrived on Saturday, and I just started working on it. Reading other people's comments about uneven edges, I'm putting a small garter stitch border around the main pattern. It seems to be working well, though I'm not convinced yet there is enough contrast between the garter stitch and the main stitch pattern for it to really form a nice border.

potterdc's picture

Bias solved! I went back to

Bias solved!

I went back to the original directions (on the knit side, s 1, k 1, psso, knit into ss) and it has straightened up the knitting (see my entry below which starts "Ok, I'm maybe about a third....")

Interesting, eh? Somehow for me the modified pattern created an uneveness in my knitting. I thought about taking the whole thing out and starting over, but instead I am breathing deeply and continuing on - and looking forward to Wednesday when the glasses arrive so I can actually see what i'm doing! :-)

Yours on a cool, sunny, Sunday morning in DC,

Think less, enjoy it more.

YugiDean's picture

Just started on the second

Just started on the second skein yesterday. So far, so good except...when I go from the right side to the wrong side, that first stitch is so floppy. The only way to keep it from sticking out is when I purl 2 together for the first time on that row, I have to pull that yarn so tight that it kinda wraps the looseness around a bit. Does any of this make sense? I don't know how to explain it...

ann g's picture

Yippee, I'm in as well!

Yippee, I'm in as well! Gotta wind those skeins first, but I'll definitely post some pics later on... If I can find a camera first ;-)

RCC's picture

Have started now and am

Have started now and am enjoying a new stitch........have been mostly doing garter and stockinette recently on felting projects.

Decided to use a bulky yarn and size 13 needles..........the pattern shows well and is fun to work on! Thanks to all who shared comments while getting started.........these comments assured an easy start for me!

Knit on.............

eyedoc's picture

This is my first attempt at

This is my first attempt at loading a pic with a post! I hope it works! LOL This is my scarf thus far. However, I have added a bit more to it since I took the pic last night! It is done in Manos del Uruguay Brick.[img_assist|nid=3059|title=My So Called Scarf|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=200|height=150]

eyedoc's picture

Well, obviously, that didn't

Well, obviously, that didn't work. LOL

eyedoc's picture

For whatever reason, I

For whatever reason, I cannot get the pic to post here with messages, but it did get posted on the "gallery" section. If you want to see it, go there I guess! LOL

eyedoc's picture

HAH! I outsmarted it! I

HAH! I outsmarted it! I added the pic of my scarf to my profile! LOL

Serge664's picture

Dang it! Late again I was

Dang it! Late again

I was planning to start one of these anyway - i picked up some Bengali at Tuesday Morning the other day. I have never heard of it before, but it was soft and cheap.

I have to go do a demo at Michael's this afternoon. I'll take my yarn and see if I cant catch up!

Please remember: I have a collection of needles and a history of violence

Serge664's picture

Not too bad

Not too bad
Was able to work about 2 hours on my so called scarf for my demo - less time setting up and helping those pesky customers.

My So Called Scarf

The yarn was kinda a pain to use. I have to hold it real loose, and cant pick the purls very easily.

It seems to work best picking the knit side and reverse knitting back the other way.

but i think it looks good.

Please remember: I have a collection of needles and a history of violence

grandcarriage's picture

I have a lot of my own

I have a lot of my own handspun yarn that looks just like that. What is the yarn....It looks great in that pattern.

sirknitsalot's picture

As of 2:00 this afternoon

My So Called Scarf 14"
As of 2:00 this afternoon I've got 14" knitted. Not even halfway, but I hope to get a lot more done this weekend since I have a little down time. This is in Manos del Uruguay color 105 (Lava)

rjcb3's picture

See, now I feel wicked OFF

See, now I feel wicked OFF becuase I came in this thing WAY too late...

...between job hunting and that 'damn Trojan...

Oh well, I'm going to a Portland Seadogs game tonight anyway...they made it again to the post season...again!!!


potterdc's picture

Ok, I'm maybe about a third

Ok, I'm maybe about a third of the way done, and I'm noticing that my scarf has a slight bias to it - with the knit side facing, the left side is definitely a bit higher than the right. I'm using Noro Silk, size 10.5 needles. Are others experiencing this?


Think less, enjoy it more.

JD_70's picture

Same problem here, about

Same problem here, about 4-5inches into it...fixed with comments by gnewgnitter below. My purls (especially the first of the two) weren't as taut. All is well over the next 3 inches.

VillageKnittiot's picture

I started mine with Noro

I started mine with Noro Silk Garden, but didn't like the thick and thin gauges of the yarn so it seemed a little uneven. (and a bear to rip out!) Could it be the difference in your 1st stitches tension I know my knitting is tighter than my purling.

grandcarriage's picture

Should a make a comment

Should a make a comment about a bear having a bear of a time ripping out his knitting? Oh, I think so, I really do...

Ok... so I just ordered some

Ok... so I just ordered some Men of Uru... I mean, Manos del Uruguay for this knit-thingy. Gives me an excuse to branch out and try some new yarn. So when it comes in, I'll join you guys.


VillageKnittiot's picture

My mother and I (don't even

My mother and I (don't even start!) have come across another take on 'ingrid's' version of the S1,K1,Yo,Psso. since I haven't found it very 'Continental-friendly' yet so I'm thowing this pattern. I found it is easiest to S1, K1 then pick up the slip to start passing it over and do the Yarn over at the same time. I found it's easier than trying to hold the YO down to pass the slip stitch over it. Its still the same stitches they're just slightly out of order.

JD_70's picture

Just happen to be traveling

Just happen to be traveling to DC this week for a conference, and this would be a perfect use for a little Malabrigo (pearl ten) I have around. This could be good...