This unisex scarf will be your go-to knitting project for any special occasion and is easily customizable to suit every style.
The Rana Checkered Scarf is a classic unisex scarf that you can knit in two sizes with a variety of different yarns. This scarf makes a great gift for everyone on your list as you can customize the yarn, width, and length to suit every style. Once you have made one Rana Checkered Scarf, you will want to make many more.
Simple to knit, this scarf is suitable for knitters of all skill levels who have mastered the basic knit and purl stitches. The pattern involves checkers with a narrow garter border to create a clean edge. Once you have established the pattern, you will no longer need to refer to the instructions. This project is great for mindless knitting that you can easily pick up mid-row. Keep in mind that if knitting the scarf version you use 4.5 mm (US 7) needles and 2 skeins of yarn, for the wrap you use 3.75 mm (US 5) needles and 3 skeins of yarn.
- 2-3 Skeins of Americo Dehaired Baby Llama (100% Baby Llama) 100g / 251 yards (230 m) (2 skeins for Scarf, 3 skeins for Wrap)
- 4.5 mm (US7) needles for scarf version OR 3.75 mm (US5) needles for wrap version
- Yarn needle
Note about the yarn: Dehaired Baby Llama is available through Americo Original online and at select yarn stores. You can substitute with Americo's Pima Cotton, Eco Alpaca DK, Briza, or any suitable sport or DK weight yarns in your stash.
Scarf Version: 14 inches (36 cm) x 64 inches (164 cm)
Wrap Version: 17 inches (43 cm) x 86 inches (218 cm)
19 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm) in pattern using 4.5 mm (US 7) size needles
22 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm) in pattern using 3.75 mm (US 5) size needles
OR size needed to achieve gauge.
K, k: knit
P, p: purl
Rows 1, 3 and 5: K3, (k6, p6) to last 9 stitches, k9
Rows 2, 4 and 6: K3, p6, (k6, p6) to last 3 stitches, k3
Rows 7, 9 and 11: K3, p6, (k6, p6) to last 3 stitches, k3
Rows 8, 10 and 12: K3, (k6, p6) to last 9 stitches, k9
Repeat Rows 1-12
For scarf: cast on 72 stitches using 4.5 mm (US 7) size needles
For wrap: cast on 84 stitches using 3.75 mm (US 5) size needles
Work pattern stitch described above until work measures 86 inches (218cm) for wrap or 64 inches (164cm) for scarf, or desired length.
Finish on a row 6. Cast off in pattern on the next row.
Sew in loose ends. For best results, block your finished piece. Enjoy!
Americo Original is a Canadian yarn company and online knitting shop with its own line of quality yarns, knitwear patterns and accessories. Americo’s yarns are made exclusively in the Andean highlands of South America, using only natural fibres, including luxurious wool, llama, alpaca, cotton, linen, silk and cashmere. Americo and its in-house design lab are based in Toronto, offering international shipping from its online store: americo.ca/shop.