I'm fairly new to knitting, with only a few basic afghans completed so far. I'm trying to make a scarf for my boyfriend who LOVES the arsenal football club, but there are no knitting patterns for the scarf. I have been going "free style" so far without problems, since it's mostly a stripped scarf, but at the end there is a circle within one of the stripes (see photo). I've been trying to make a convincing circle, but have been pulling out rows again and again all night! Does anyone have any suggestion for an approximate circle in terms of pattern (like how many stitches to increase by per row etc)? The scarf is about 40 stitches with each section about 5-6inches long. Thanks for your help!!
(I have tried to post a photo of the 'real' Arsenal scarf design below - hopefully it works!)