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Instant Gratification Scarf


(More pics can be found here.)

This scarf is good for stretching a little yarn a long way, and is ridiculously easy and quick (hence the name). It shows off the texture of thick-and-thin yarn very well. It looks the same on both sides, no wrong side, and has a little more structure to it than a traditional drop-stitch scarf. It’s also surprisingly warm and cozy, given how open it is.

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· 1-2 skeins of Malabrigo Aquarella or Gruesa, or 65-130 yds of super bulky yarn
· US 13 or US 15 needles
· tapestry needle
· impatience


… doesn’t really matter.


The first thing to do is decide how wide/long you want it, given how much yarn you have. Just to give you an idea:
– Casting on 9 sts on size 13s w/ 65 yds of yarn gave me a scarf about 50″ long and 4.5″ wide.
– Casting on 11 sts on size 15s w/ about 105 yds of yarn gave me a scarf about 80″ long and 6″ wide.
If you don’t like how it’s turning out, just rip it all out and start again – it’s so quick that it’s almost painless to start over. (I knit the brown one three times!)


CO your chosen number of stitches.
K one row.
Twisted drop stitch all rows until you’re almost out of yarn. Do not put any K rows in between, you will be TDSing into TDS rows.
K one row.
BO. Weave in ends.

Twisted drop stitch instructions: Insert right needle into stitch as if to knit it. Wrap yarn around BOTH needles, then around the RIGHT needle. Pull both wraps back through stitch, as if finishing a regular knit stitch.

Instructions with pictures can be found at this link (steps 2-5). Note: I am not affiliated with the linked site.

That’s all! Quickest scarf evah.

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