This one? No, too stripey. This one? No, too fuzzy. This one? No, too pinky. This one? No, to ruffly. Yep, she actually said “ruffly”. So what’s a knitter and a mother to do than to custom make the kid one.
She picked out her own yarn color and I made a small swatch first to make sure she approved of my pattern and within a week her new scarf was born.
Knitting needles – size 8 US or whatever size works well with your yarn and desired size.
Row 1 – 10: Stockinette stitch (alternate rows of knit and purl) you’ll start with a knit row and will end on a purl row
Now you’ll reverse your stockinette so that the purl side is on the front and the knit side is on the back. This creates the bumpy stripe.
Row 11: purl
Row 12: knit
Row 13: purl
Row 14: purl
Row 15: knit
Row 16: purl
Repeat until you have 3 textured strips on the front side of your scarf and then do 10 more rows of stockinette stitch and then start your stripes again.
Continue until you reach the desired length. Here's what the top side will look like: