My So Called Scarf knit-along

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.

sirknitsalot's picture

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.

machinarex's picture

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

murfpapa's picture

I LOVE that colorway!

yarnart's picture

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 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!

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purlyman's picture

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...


NeoYankee's picture

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

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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!

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gardenguy42's picture

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!

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V's picture

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]

Aaronknits's picture

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.



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.

chunkiejunkie's picture

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.

chunkiejunkie's picture

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...

brghtbear's picture

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 used the same yarn and i also used one extra stitch on each side
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DutchJan's picture

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


Darrel's picture

Finally, here's mine!