The Santa Scarf

Want an accessory that screams holiday cheer? Look no further, the Santa Scarf is the knitting project for you. This pattern is easy and simple enough to knit while you watch your favorite Christmas movie or binge Netflix. And if you are stuck in the house during the quarantine, now is the time to start a new project you can wear this holiday season. What better way to relax than to bring a little holiday cheer into your life? All you need is some basic knitting skills and some yarn to get started.

It took a few trips to the craft store to find just the right colors and textures to make this scarf work. Luckily, I was working on this pattern during the last holiday season and was able to do my research before the quarantine took effect. I settled on Lion Heart Basic Stitch in Red Heather for the bulk of the scarf and Bernat Pipsqueak in Whitey White for the trim. The Pipsqueak yarn is a bulky, baby yarn and it takes a while to get used to knitting it in the round, so I recommend taking it slow at first. But once you see how it works against the red yarn, you’ll see it was worth the effort. When I was finished, I closed the ends of the scarf with some white embroidering floss.

The Santa Scarf is a wonderful accessory to dress up any coat during the holiday season. Whether you are picking out the tree, holiday shopping, or attending the town tree lighting, the Santa Scarf is the perfect added touch. It will make any coat pop with Santa spirit and if you are a fast knitter, you may even be able to make a few for gifts. So, set up your favorite show and get knitting!

The Santa Scarf
24” size 10 circular knitting needles
3 skeins of Lion Heart Basic Stitch, Red Heather
2 skeins of Bernat Pipsqueak, Whitey White
White embroidering floss to sew ends

  1. Cast on 80 stitches of the Bernat Pipsqueak Whitey White yarn. Join in the round and K for next 30 rows, or until piece measures about 6”.
  2. Attach the Lion Heart Basic Stitch in Red Heather and continue to K in the round until piece measures about 50-55 inches.
  3. Reattach the Bernat Pipsqueak Whitey White yarn and K for 30 more rows. Bind off and sew ends together using the white embroidering floss or white thread.
  4. Wrap your finished scarf around your neck and feel the Santa Cheer! Enjoy!
Sewing the ends together

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