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Instant Gratification Scarf


I don’t know if I’d even call this a pattern. It’s too simple to be a pattern.

This is a really, really quick scarf (hence the name) that is perfect for big crazy thick-and-thin yarn, when you want to show off the texture and make the most of a small amount of yarn. Drop-stitch patterns really make a little yarn go a long way.


[snip – pattern moved here]


The resulting scarf looks the same one both sides, has a bit more structure to it than a regular drop stitch scarf, and is surprisingly cozy (especially if you use MMMMalabrigo, yum).

Blurry mirror pic with matching Calorimetry!
(Sorry. :P I am a lazy, lazy photographer.)



  1. blueadt says:

    I’m trying to identify some yarn that I bought on a cone & am wondering if it’s Malabrigo Aquarella in Coronilla. Could you please have a look at the link below & let me know what you think? I’m using it to make ‘My So Called Scarf’.


    Many thanks

  2. Cyn says:

    I don’t know whether to reply here or on your blog, hopefully you see this… anyway, I think it could be Aquarella, but I’m not sure. The colour looks right for Coronilla. What I can’t quite tell from the pic is whether the texture matches up. Aquarella is single ply and thick-and-thin, and fuzzes very quickly. If that sounds like your yarn, then it may well be Aquarella.

  3. blueadt says:

    Thanks for this. I’ve only just seen your comment. It is thick & thin & does fuzz easily so I think it is the same yarn.

    I’ve found another scarf in exactly the same colour on Ravelry so think it is Aquarella but I used 6mm needles & the other was knitted on 9mm.

  4. Yoshielf says:

    I can not thank you enough. I have a scarf that I just have to make and don’t have any time. This pattern looks like it will save me.

  5. NeverEnoughTime says:

    I was searching and searching for the right scarf pattern for my Aquarella (mmmMalabrigo) Solis yarn. It keeps curling, despite many different attempts to avoid or fix that. (I have knit it entirely at least 4 times, and partially knit it too many times to count. Foiled every time). I came across your pattern on Ravelry, just as I was about to stuff the whole mess into the closet (so I can rediscover it a year from now).
    So I just wanted to say thank you.
    And also to let you know that I saw your blog in the process, laughed out loud several times, and chuckled throughout. I love your sense of humour, and share your childhool love of super-ketchupy chips (not to mention your insane ‘jump-in-with-both-feet-without-a-plan’ for projects/new skills and yet it MUST be perfect…. and a fickle procrastinator to boot! I’m right there with you, and it’s so nice to know I’m not alone.
    We should pick out a name for our little club… later).

    Long live the Half-Assed Knit blog!

    Thanks for the smiles.

  6. NeverEnoughTime says:

    Just wanted to say that I’m so happy with my scarf!! It’s PERFECT; just the way I wanted it. It hangs nicely, keeps it’s shape, doesn’t curl, and best of all, it wraps beautifully. Thank you, thank you, for this FAST and easy pattern. Since I’m such a huge fan of this type of yarn, I can see this will remain one of my favorite scarf patterns.
    :- )

  7. Crystal says:

    My friend crocheted a scarf very similar to this, but she couldn’t remember her pattern. Would you know how to make this using crochet instead of knitting???

  8. Zephie says:

    Thanks for such a great pattern!! I don’t know if Crystal will see this but the crochet pattern would probably be something like:
    Ch 10. Dc or tr in back loop only of each stitch.
    I look forward to seeing more of your blog and thanks for the laughs.