Make a One-Skein Scarf with Short-Rows

One-skein projects are so great, especially at this time of year, when a bit of instant-gratification is a nice treat, or you need to whip up a quick gift.

ArtYarns founder and designer Iris Schreier has designed a generously sized one-skein scarf, the Autumn Scarf. With a clever use of short-rows, she makes every inch of yarn count!

Autumn Scarf by Iris Schreier

Do you know how to work short-rows? If not, I'm here to tell you!

Simply Short-Rows

On the Knit Side: Work to turning point, slip next stitch purlwise (Figure 1), bring the yarn to the front, then slip the same stitch back to the left needle (Figure 2), turn the work around and bring the yarn in position for the next stitch-one stitch has been wrapped and the yarn is correctly positioned to work the next stitch. When you come to a wrapped stitch on a subsequent knit row, hide the wrap by working it together with the wrapped stitch as follows: Insert right needle tip under the wrap from the front; Figure 3), then into the stitch on the needle, and work the stitch and its wrap together as a single stitch.

On the Purl Side: Work to the turning point, slip the next stitch purlwise to the right needle, bring the yarn to the back of the work (Figure 1), return the slipped stitch to the left needle, bring the yarn to the front between the needles (Figure 2), and turn the work so that the knit side is facing-one stitch has been wrapped and the yarn is correctly positioned to knit the next stitch. To hide the wrap on a subsequent purl row, work to the wrapped stitch, use the tip of the right needle to pick up the wrap from the back, place it on the left needle (Figure 3), then purl it together with the wrapped stitch.

    
Tahki's TSCArtyarns Zara Hand-Dyed in Crimson Red

Use this reference when you're knitting the Autumn Scarf. It's important that you work the wrap and the stitch together in the proper way, or your wrap will show.

You'll love the Autumn Scarf Kit we've put together for you. We chose Tahki's TSCArtyarns Zara Hand-Dyed in beautiful Crimson Red, shown at right. Red is such a great color for winter. Knit up this scarf and wear it with a black coat and your favorite red lipstick.

Get your Autumn Scarf Kit today!

Cheers,

P.S. Do you have a favorite method of knitting short-rows? Share it with us in the comments!

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