In my estimation, the best scrappy type knitting patterns are easy to remember. I love to have them “on the go” for a long time. A project that sits by my favorite chair that I can pick up at any time without having to pull out a pattern and find my place. The Zickzack Scarf, a free zig zag scarf pattern by Christie Kamm has fit my requirements to a T!
The popular chevron pattern looks so cute worked up in my leftover sock yarn bits. I made mine just a bit narrower than the pattern. Since it’s a multiple of 12, you can decide on your own width. I cast on 74 stitches for 6 repeats, along with 2 extra stitches for a neat selvedge. To create the selvedge, you just slip the first stitch of every row purlwise and knit the last stitch of every row.
I also used size 4 US needles (mm), a bit larger than the size called for since I wanted a drapier scarf. There were lots of ends to weave in, which I did a little at a time with a small crochet hook while watching movies. I don’t mind weaving in ends at all – but if you do, you might want to make a magic ball of your scraps before knitting!
Granddaughter Jaci, who is a budding photographer, took these photos of the scarf with her sister Jaydin as model. I had to trade the scarf for the finished photos and now have requests for three more!
A Grandmother’s work is never done…