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The Kersti Scarf

We so often think of Koigu’s Kersti as the perfect sweater yarn. It knits up beautifully at 5 stitches to the inch and makes for a sweater you can wear year-round.

However, Kersti’s good for more than sweaters, as Kathy showed us with her recently completed scarf.

The Kersti Scarf

Knit with 3 complementary colors and in garter stitch, it’s a great way to get some color in your wardrobe.

Here’s how you can knit yourself a Kersti Scarf – (download a pdf file)

5 by 60 inches

3 hanks of Koigu Kersti, each a different color

24” and 40” Size 6 needles

5 stitches per inch in garter stitch

Cast on 18 stitches with Color A.

Slipping the first stitch of every row as if to knit, knit every row for 30 inches.

Change to Color B and knit every row for 30 inches.

Bind off.

With Color C, pick up and knit one stitch in every ridge of the side edge of the scarf. Knit every row for 15 rows. Bind off.

Weave in ends and enjoy!

6 thoughts on “The Kersti Scarf

  1. thanks for the pattern. now to buy more Kersti. my girls love this yarn….so soft.

  2. great scarf – thanks!

  3. LOVE the scarf! which 3 colors are used in the photo?

  4. I must be over thinking the pattern when I read it–I just can’t picture what to do with color C! I am trying to imagine it in my mind and I just can’t! Please help me. Thanks.

  5. Jill, just turn the scarf 90 degrees and with color C pick up stitches along the long side of the piece you just knit. You need to pick up one stitch for every ridge – each ridge is made up of two rows. Hope that helps!

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