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Nov 14, 2011

Checkerboard Texture Scarf

I have a LOT of this yarn, and a LOT of Christmas presents to make, so this scarf was born.

-US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) straight knitting needles
-1 skein Red Heart Super Saver yarn in White Fleck
-Yarn or tapestry needle

sts- stitches
CO- cast on
BO- bind off
k- knit
p- purl
rep- repeat

CO 30 sts.
Rows 1-5:  * k5, p5 * rep from * to end of row
Rows 6-10:  * p5, k5 * rep from * to end of row
Rep rows 1-10 until work measures 57 inches.
BO all sts.

Weave in your ends.


  1. Thank you for this pattern! I have used it for both my brother and my Grandson! The only bother I had was that I was unable to print out the instructions, so I just wrote them out, was quite easy to do!

  2. Love the scarf! One quick question, how many sts would you recommend casting on if you were using US size 8 needles?