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As you all know, the dot stitch is one of my favourite knit stitches. It is easy to work up and has such a beautiful texture with the scattered purls. I wanted to create a long scarf that could really show off this lovely stitch, and I turned to trusty Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in the neutral “Fisherman” as this super bulky level 6 yarn is one of my favourites. It is a wool blend which makes it warm and also easy to care for. I started off by casting on 29 stitches using the long tail cast on.
To get beautiful chained edges, I used a technique that I first used in my “Chunky Ribbed Knit Blanket”. Rather than a raw edge, you get beautiful “V” edges on either side as indicated by the arrows below. There are specific instructions on how to work the first and last stitch of right and wrong side rows written in my pattern below. While I was working up my own Chunky Dotty Scarf, I sadly somehow mixed up the instructions for the right and wrong side rows, and I did not find out till the very end! So as a word of caution, learn from my mistakes and follow the instructions for the right and wrong sides!
The dot stitch is very addictive as it is so satisfying seeing the purl stitches line up! If you would like to see me demonstrating how to knit the dot stitch and how to work the chained edges for this scarf, be sure to watch my video found at the end of the written pattern! When I was using my 4th skein of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, I was happy with the length and then casted off.
I wanted to add some fringe to this beautiful scarf. I cut 28 strands of yarn, each 22” long. I inserted a large crochet hook into one of the bottom stitches from the right side to the wrong side. I pulled up one end of the strand (end is now on the right side) and then inserted the crochet hook into an adjacent stitch, from the right side to the wrong side and pulled up the other end of the strand.
I pulled both strands through the bottom loop (located on the wrong side) and kept repeating this process across both sides.
To make the fringe fuller, I carefully untwisted each strand of yarn – each strand untwists into two separate strands (so each chunk of 2-stranded fringe becomes 4 strands). I then steam blocked the fringe (and gave the fringe a trim) and scarf to get it to lay more flat.
Here is the free pattern for the Chunky Dotty Scarf:
- This scarf is knit flat and in turned rows using the dot stitch, which is worked over four rows. The dot stitch features staggered purl stitches among knit stitches that provide a beautiful texture and dotted look.
- Optional fringe is added.
- If you want to make the scarf wider, add more stitches to the initial cast-on. The initial number must be a multiple of 4 + 1. If you want the scarf to be longer, increase the number of rows.
- To give a cleaner edge to this scarf, the chained edges technique is used. To work these chained edges, do the following: For right side rows, slip the first and last stitch purl-wise with the yarn in front.
For wrong side rows, knit the first stitch of the row through the back loop. Knit the last stitch of the row.
- If you do not want to use the chained edges technique, subtract 2 from the initial cast-on in this pattern and omit the instructions for the first and last stitch for each row (if you are adjusting the width of your scarf, the initial number then becomes a multiple of 4 + 3).
- Keep checking to make sure your purl stitches are lining up correctly.
- If you want to make this scarf into a cowl, you can decrease the length and whip stitch both ends together.
- The edges of the scarf will roll naturally. You can block your final scarf with steam to help reduce the rolling.
- WYIF = with yarn in front
- 10 mm 24″ circular knitting needles (flat needles can also be used)
- Wool-Ease Thick & Quick by Lion Brand Yarn (super bulky level 6), 4 skeins – I used the colourway “Fisherman”
- Large crochet hook to attach fringe
Gauge: 9.5 sts and 14.5 rows = 4″ in dot stitch
Using long tail cast on, cast on 29 stitches.
Row 1 (Wrong Side): Knit first st in BLO. Purl across till last st. Knit the last stitch. (29 sts)
Row 2 (Right Side): Slip first stitch purlwise WYIF. K1. *P1, K3* repeat from * till last 3 stitches. P1, K1. Slip last stitch purlwise WYIF. (29 sts)
R3: Repeat Row 1. (29 sts)
R4: Slip first st purlwise WYIF. K3. *P1, K3*, rep from * till last st. Slip last st purlwise WYIF. (29 sts)
R5-303: Repeat Rows 1-4 or until desired length.
Cast off all stitches knitwise.
Finished dimensions: 12″/30.5 cm wide, 84″/213 cm long
Optional: Add fringe. Cut 28 strands of yarn, each 22” long. Insert a large crochet hook into one of the bottom stitches, from right side to wrong side. Pull up one end of the strand (end is now on the right side). Insert large crochet hook into adjacent stitch, from right side to wrong side. Pull up the other end of the strand. Pull both strand ends through bottom loop that is located on the wrong side. Keep repeating across both sides. If fuller fringe is desired, you can carefully untwist each strand of yarn – each strand untwists into two separate strands (so each chunk of 2-stranded fringe becomes 4 strands). Block fringe and trim if necessary. You can block the entire scarf to get it to lay more flat.
***Please watch this video below in which I demonstrate how to knit the dot stitch (the four row repeat) and how to achieve the chained edges for this design!
The Chunky Dotty Scarf is so elegant and such a gorgeous statement scarf! This yarn and light colour really shows off the delicate texture of the dot stitch, and the fringe adds such a beautiful touch. I chose this Fisherman colourway since it will match with all my jackets and outfits!
If you love the dot stitch as much as I do, try working up these designs so you can add them to your Dotty Collection!
The Chunky Dotty Scarf is so warm and adds such a sophisticated touch to your winter wardrobe! I hope you enjoy knitting up your scarves and snuggling up in them in the cold weather. You can find the convenient kit HERE that includes all the yarn you need to knit the matching Chunky Dotty Scarf and Beanie (adult size). My own PDF found in my Etsy shop contains 4 patterns: the Chunky Dotty Scarf, Chunky Dotty Beanie (adult and child size) and the Chunky Duo-color Dotty Beanie! Thank you for your support, everyone!
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