Striped Corrugator

Hi all,

It's been quite a fall/early winter and I haven't been on much. At the end of September, I moved back to the US after 14 years in Turkey. I have been knitting here and there though,and as life settles down, I've slowly been getting back into old habits. :) Also enjoying some new ones!

My cousin loves the scarf called "The Corrugator," and has knitted many of them for friends. I like it too, but always thought it would look nice striped, so I adapted it a bit. It's completely reversible and basically a garter stitch.

The regular pattern calls for:

RS: *sl k k k* ending with a knit
WS: sl k *sl k k k*

Note - the slip stitches are done with the yarn IN THE FRONT.

To add a second yarn and have a nice edge, I did:

RS: k k k k (with new color) *sl k k k* ending with a knit
WS: sl k *sl k k k* ending with a slipped stitch.

When you bring up the alternate yarn from below, you can put it in front of or behind the yarn you just knit; both will give you a nice edge, just be sure to stay consistent!

Here I used a thick Lamb's Pride for the black, and a Malabrigo (or was it Manos...can't remember) for the colored stripe.

Wishing everyone a happy 2015!


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JRob's picture

Looks great. Welcome back & glad to see you on the forum again. Happy Hew Year. JRob

Bill's picture

Glad to have you back, Bob!
Handsome scarves!

Thunderhorse54's picture

I'm glad you're back too. Love the scarves...I might make one or two.

CLABBERS's picture

Beautiful scarf. I will print out the pattern and keep it for another time. Thanks!
To where in the US have you returned?


bobinthebul's picture

Hi - I'm in Seattle.

The original pattern, if you want to do it in one color, is here:

It looks great in any variegated yarn, and self-striping yarns are also nice. One caveat - don't use a wool that's too flimsy or loose because it will stretch out really fast if you do.

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks for the link to the pattern and the advice about the sturdiness of the wool.


welcome to the US hope you find it well!

MMario's picture

Gorgeous scarf!

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

KenInMaine's picture

That's a great looking scarf! I have only made two scarves in all my time knitting. I just found them to go on forever. HOWEVER, this one might just make me try one again! Thanks for the pattern!

bobinthebul's picture

Yeah, scarves are definitely a time commitment! But it's nice to have a couple nice scarves around. And unless it's a lace scarf, they are often good "trained ape" knitting that you can do mindlessly while you watch TV or gab with friends. :)

Lace scarves are nice in that after you learn the pattern, you can go pretty quickly because all those holes let you make quick progress!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Gorgeous scarf, Bob. Welcome back to the forum...I was wondering why we hadn't seen you for a while. Now we know. Hope the move back wasn't too stressful and hope you are doing well.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.