Hi friends! I’m so excited to introduce you to Destiny from Knifty Knittings today. She’s the sweetest gal who designs gorgeous, approachable knits with the most perfect pom poms I’ve ever seen! Give her some love and enjoy her free pattern for this super cute kids pom pom scarf!
Hello there! I’m Destiny, the knitter and designer behind Knifty Knittings. I’m a born and raised Alaskan, living and knitting in Michigan with my husband and precocious toddler. You can find me and my designs over at Knifty Knittings!
I am a firm believer that pom poms make everything better. I designed this fun and simple scarf with my 3 year old in mind – I needed something that would stay put as she ran around and conquered snow hills, but also looked cute. The poms are cute, but also functional! Wrap the scarf around, tie the poms, and it won’t budge!
PATTERNS I LOVE (& you should too)
I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick for this project, but any super bulky weight yarn (category 6) should work just fine. For a non-wool alternative, try Lion Brand Hometown USA or the new Lion Brand Thick & Quick – the cousin of WETQ now without wool! Let’s get started…
See this video tutorial for detailed start to finish instructions:
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– 75 yds/69 m Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman
– 35 yds/32 m Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Blossom
– US 17/12.0 mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
– Large eye yarn needle for weaving ends/attaching poms
– 3 ⅜” Clover pom pom maker (size large)
4” x 50” (excluding poms)
9 sts and 12 rows = 4” in garter st
CO – cast on
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 stitches together
m1L – make 1 left leaning increase
m1R – make 1 right leaning increase
sl1k – slip 1 knitwise
ssk – slip 1 stitch knitwise, slip the next stitch purlwise, bring the left needle back through the front of the 2 slipped stitches and knit them together
st(s) – stitch(es)
– This scarf begins at a point with 3 stitches. Increases are placed along both edges for the first several rows to form a triangle. Keep increasing until the scarf is as wide as you like (toddler sized instructions are written).
– When the scarf is as long as you’d like, you will decrease along both edges (mirroring the increases from the beginning).
Using the long tail method, CO 3 sts.
Row 1: sl1k, k2
Row 2: sl1k, m1R, k1, m1L, k1
Row 3: sl1k, k4
Row 4: sl1k, m1R, k3, m1L, k1
Row 5: sl1k, k6
Row 6: sl1k, m1R, k5, m1L, k1 (9 sts)
Row 7: sl1k, k8
Repeat row 7 until scarf measures 48”, or desired length, then begin decreasing.
Row 1: ssk, k5, k2tog
Row 2: sl1k, k6
Row 3: ssk, k3, k2tog
Row 4: sl1k, k4
Row 5: ssk, k1, k2tog (3 sts)
Bind off remaining 3 sts and weave in ends. Make 2 poms using a 3 ⅜” pom pom maker (click here) for my pom pom tutorial). Attach poms to the ends of the scarf, and enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed this scarf! I’d love to see your knifty knits – feel free to tag me on Instagram @kniftyknittings. You can find more about me and my designs over at www.kniftyknittings.com. Thanks for reading, and thanks to Ashleigh for allowing me to share this pattern with you!
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