Slip through scarf for you

US 11

1 skein of Abuelita Organic cotton
2 skeins of Pickles Organic Cotton - DK

4" = 12 s

Cast on 4 s on US 11 needles with one strand of each of the two yarns. Knit garter while increasing on every row like this: Knit until you have two stitches left on the needle. Knit in the next stitch two times, in both the front and the back loop.

Increase until you have 24 stitches on the needle. Knit next row as follows: *K1, put 1 st on a second needle * until end of row.

Knit 1” over the stitches from both needles (separately, to make two flaps) Knit the 2 flaps together again by knitting 1 st from first needle and 1 st from second needle alternate until all sts are back on the same needle. You now have an opening to slip trough.

Continue in garter until desired length. Decrease like follows on each row: Knit until 3 stitches is left on the needle. K2tog. K last stitch. Decrease like this until you have 4 stitches left on the needle. Bind off. Weave in loose ends.

Reader Comments (20)

Hi there,

I hope you don't mind this question but I don't understand what I'm doing wrong.

For the part on "knit 1" over the stitches from both needles", am I supposed to knit up to 1" for the left needle, then knit 1" for the right needle? Or am I supposed to knit 1 row left, 1 row right, 1 row left, 1 row right?

I tried both ways. First way makes more sense cause I do have 2 separate flaps but when I moved on to the right needle, I simply just use my yarn as normal and it looked weird with this piece of yarn going directly across for the right needle. The second way just sealed up the flaps, so I can't see how that is the slip through.

Thanks for answering my question.


september 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteffi

I thought just reading it was way too confusing to even try to knit it. If I can understand it when I initially read it, I'm not going to take the time and frustration of trying to figure this out.

februar 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

I agree with Debbie's comment but I did read the instructions a second time and they made more sense. What I don't understand is the instructions say to knit the entire length in garter stitch but the picture is not a garter stitch pattern - it has ridges. It would be really great if there was a photo of the scarf laid out and more accurate instructions - as well as responses from whoever wrote this pattern to clear up the questions.

februar 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah

Love this scarf, but have no idea what the instructions mean. Can somebody make it easier for a fairly new knitter. Thank you.

februar 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I too love this scarf and the fact that it has the flaps. I read the pattern 3 times and it still makes no sense to me. You cast on 4 then go down to 2 and then increase to having 22 stitches , or whatever, Way too confusing. I agree with Karen, if someone could make it easier to understand.

februar 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDotty

I, too, am having trouble understanding what to do.

februar 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjudi

There is no problem with the pattern. I have not started it yet , but know what it entails. You knit 2 of your 4 foundation stitches & then increase in the next to last stitch, knitting the last of the four.
Continue on every row, knitting to last 2 stitches, increasing in next to last stitch & knitting last stitch.
The rows appear to be ridged in the photo because you are using doubled yarn & very big needles.
The flaps are knitted separately. You will need a new length of yarn for the second flap and return to the original yarn to combine the two flap tops.
As far as I can see you can make this in a variety oF yarns & needle sizes to give different sizes & textures.

februar 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Thanks Cindy for the more detailed instruction. I have no problem reading the instructions for the increases but was still confused by knit 1, slip 1 and knit over the stitches together. After your comment to start a new piece of yarn I got it. Think of it like making a cable, you will k 1 then slip 1 to another set of needles (like a stitch holder or cable needle) then you will knit each set of stitches separately to make two lengths of knitting, then join back together by knitting one from original needle and one from second set of needles (cable, stitch holder stitches) until everything is back on one set of needles. Now I am willing to try this cute scraf!!

februar 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Cindy & Pam, you both rock. Your explanations combined cleared up my questions. thank you so much!

februar 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarmen

Thanks for helping out! We´ve been on winter holidays, so sorry for the late reply but that´s no problem apparantly ;)

februar 20, 2012 | Registered Commenterpickles

I would love to knit this scarf but have no idea how to understand these instructions, i am a expiernced knitter but this has me beat.....???? Also dont know if anyone can help but in Aust we have 'ply wool 4 ply usually for babies, 8ply and 12 ply......can someone tell me what 'worsted wool is these patterns but am totally lost :(

februar 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkaren

These instructions are pretty straight forward interms of knitting a slip through scarf. As you´re not being more spesific it´s impossible to help you. You can check the comments above to see if they can help.
Worsted yarn is a general name for a certain kind of yarn/weight. Check the gauge/yardage of the yarn you´re used to to find out what kind it is compared what you are used to. Worsted is commonly used in Europe and USA.

februar 26, 2012 | Registered Commenterpickles

do not understand how to make the flap Could you please send more detailed instructions. Thanks Sue Lund

mars 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Lund

It´s hard to help you when you´re not being more spesific about what you don´t understand:)

mars 4, 2012 | Registered Commenterpickles

I found this pattern very confusing for a start but when I read one of the comments above I more or less figured it out, but for someone who is new to knitting (beginner) I would say they would find it impossible. Thanks

juni 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNancyfromaus

It´s probably not for beginners:)

juni 29, 2012 | Registered Commenterpickles

An easier slip through slot: just cast off few sts in middle of row then k to end. Next row co same number you casted off in (over) same place and k to end. You will have slit for pass through.

mars 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Cindy and Judi: I was ready to give up on this pattern until I read your comments. Thank u so much! Almost done with a spring scarf birthday gift and then making one for myself!!

mars 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Hart

This is a beautiful scarf but the instrutions make no sense at all. As an old and long time knitter, if I can't understand the first read through, I generally forget the whole thing. sorry.

februar 20, 2014 | Unregistered

Hi, worsted yarn is yarn that has gone through a further twisting process in manufacture. This process helps the fibres all lie flat and in line so that they are less fluffy and wash better with less shrinkage. Hope this helps, Bronwyn.

februar 21, 2014 | Unregistered

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