Here’s the deal – my oldest daughter is 12. I am so in love with seeing her grow up, in talking with her about all these new things on her horizon, and also seeing those childhood things she’s still holding on to right now. Recently, she asked me to make a house pride scarf for her teddy bear, Corduroy. I know that soon she will cast all these things aside, so of course I worked up a little pattern to give her one of these last little childhood things before it’s all too late.
To that end, here is a quick, super duper basic house pride scarf. You can choose whatever colors you like, add fringe or not, and make this wider or longer. As long as you follow this basic repeat, you will get this design. Also, slipping stitches along both sides masks the color work and makes a neater little edge.
- CO: cast on
- Sl1: slip one stitch
- Pwise: purl wise
- BO: bind off
- 3.25” wide and 24” wide, though size is customizable
- Yarn: Color A and Color B in worsted
- Shown in Impeccable Burgundy and Gold
- Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4” in garter
- Needles: US #7
- Notions: Darning needle
Pick two colors inspired by your favorite house or in whatever combination you prefer. Color A will be your dominant color (shown in Burgundy), while Color B will be your detail color (shown in Gold).
You will need to carry your contrasting color up the side. Do this by any method you prefer. If you don’t know how to do this, you can twist them on the side before knitting in the new color. I also encourage you to research some videos if you are brand new to this.
- CO 15 stitches
- Row 1-6: Sl1 pwise, knit in A.
- Row 7: Sl1 pwise, knit in B.
- Row 8: Sl1 pwise, knit in B.
- Row 9: Sl1 pwise, knit in A.
- Row 10: Sl1 pwise, knit in A.
- Row 11: Sl1 pwise, knit in B.
- Row 12: Sl1 pwise, knit in B.
- Row 13-18: Sl1 pwise, knit in A.
Make sure you carry your colors up the side!
Repeat this alternation until scarf is 24” or desired length. BO all stitches. Add some fringe with a crochet hook if desired!
The slipped edges will not be exactly the same or perfect, but I love the homemade feel it gives your finished scarf.
Weave in all ends, or don’t if you make fringe.
What treasured lovey would you wrap this scarf around?