Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mindless knitting: a 3x3 rib scarf recipe

I've noticed that my Not A Gryffindor Scarf on Ravelry is marked "pattern not yet published." There's a reason for that. It's not a very interesting pattern, more of a recipe, or a knitting meditation.

Use yarn appropriate to the needle size. Swatch if you are unsure.

Cast on a number of stitches evenly divisible by three. Ideally, the number is also divisible by two, because that means you just reverse the knitting and go. Unless you choose to do something exotic, like stripes, it's a pretty mindless knit.

Knit 3, purl 3, to end of row.
Knit all knit stitches and purl all purl stitches, to end of row.
Continue to desired length or end of yarn, whichever comes first.
Bind off.

Garnish however you like.

Serves 1.

The Not a Gryffindor Scarf notes are as follows:
*Knitpicks Pallette in Yellow and Red (discontinued colors - use Semolina and Pimento for close match)
*Size 4 needles

As above, except change color with russian join every seven rows.


  1. Dear Sir/ Madam, 

    I am contacting you for permission to use your pattern in knitting classes. (Mindless Knitting: a 3x3 rib scarf recipe)

    I currently teach in a workshop for women in Madrid, Spain. They are learning to knit (some of them are knitting shawls), and I have to say that your pattern is great for this workshop.

    Also your name will be in all the papers that will contain information for this workshop.

    Looking forward to hear from you and thank you for your attention.


  2. You certainly can, but be aware that it's really not much of a pattern!


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