The main body of this scarf is worked in stockinette stitch, the most common of all stitch patterns, which is formed by alternating knit rows and purl rows. The scarf's border is worked in garter stitch, made by working every row in a knit stitch.
Since its edges do not curl, garter stitch is often used for borders. Before you begin the scarf, follow our basic knitting instructions to knit a gauge swatch in stockinette stitch using size-9 needles and Aran-weight yarn. 4 stitches and 6 rows equal 1 inch. Finished size of scarf: 8 by 60 inches
For this craft we use the abbreviations: k (knit), p (purl), sts (stitches).