What's the neatest way to knit a striped scarf?


I’ve started knitting about 2 months ago and probably not had a single day since that I did not knit! I’m addicted.

I’m experimenting with different patterns and have clumsily knitted 2 striped scarves. I changed the color at the beginning of a row and then weaved in the ends, but it doesn’t look as nice as it should.

Are there any tricks to this? Also, is there any way to eliminate the row of the old color on the other side that is seen even after I switched the color (in other words, is there a perfect method to knitting a striped scarve that looks completely neat and uniform)?

Thanks for the help!

You’re always going to get the stripe on the one side, you can minimize it a little by knitting 1x1 ribbing so it looks a little like stockinett.

You could always try knitting the whole thing in the round, in stockinette (Just cast on twice the number of stitches you’ll need for your desired width, join it on a circular or dpns, and knit around and around and around…) and either sew or graft the ends shut, or (what I do) let the tassels hold the thing shut.

But then you’ll need a technique to make jogless end-of-round joins. :wink: http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2007/01/jogless-stripes.html

Thank you!

You might want to take a peek at this web site.


[B]Simple double knitting[/B] will work too…

Cast on even # of stitches (more than you expect!)

every row: *K1, sl1(repeat across row)

change colors/stripes when ever you want.

[B]result:[/B] flat tube of knitting, (stocking knit both sides) knit on straight needles

Thanks! I’m going to try that.

Thanks for the website, this is helpful!

Or you could use self striping sock yarn.

I’m definitely trying your way! Thanks a lot!

brooklyn tweed scarf

:happydance: can’t find the site :tap:


But Noro yarn (at least around here) is dreadfully expensive…

Anyway, the trick to that scarf is that it’s NOT stockinette. It takes advantage of the fact that unblocked 1x1 ribbing will squish up and look like stockinette, so it mostly hides that unsightly line of other-color yarn.