Free Knitting Pattern - Easy Diagonal Scarf

A little about the Multiplicity Scarf! This easy to knit scarf will become one of your favorite "go-to" scarf patterns. I love knitting on the diagonal when using a color changing or self striping yarn because it really shows off the yarn. Here, I used just one ball of Plymouth Multiplicity yarn.  You can wrap it around your neck multiple times, or wrap it around once and let the tails hang down in the front, or fold it in half then put the ends through the loop. 

What makes Multiplicity so unique? This bulky weight yarn is not only color changing, but it's texture changing too! So, I was happily knitting away on the light purple yarn, then POW! this super thick eggplant colored yarn comes up for a few rows. It provides a really interesting look to the project and gives you something to look forward to while knitting.

How to knit on the diagonal. Actually, knitting on the diagonal isn't any different than straight knitting. The secret is in increases and decreases. So, at on one end of the scarf I always increase, and the other side I always decrease. It gives the appearance of being knit diagonal..and it's a great way to WOW  your non-knitting friends.

Now for the Multiplicity Scarf FREE PATTERN!

You will need:
Cast on 16 sts
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Increase one stitch at the beginning of the row, work across to last 2 stitches, then knit 2 stitches together.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until only a yard of yarn remains on the ball. Bind off and weave in yarn ends.

Knitting Tip! Just to make sure you are doing this correctly. At the end of every row, count your stitches. You should always have 16 stitches on the needle.
by Nancy Queen