This week I decided to draw inspiration from my surroundings to create a totally Oregon-esque scarf. Seeing as how I'm currently surrounded by Christmas tree farms, it was only natural to feature them on my next scarf.
During the early stages of designing this scarf, I tested out numerous stitches and tree patterns, but none of them turned out quite like I wanted. So, I decided to create my own.
This super simple pine tree pattern is made with knits and purls for the branches, and twisted stitches down the middle to form the trunk. Because of it's simplicity, this pattern is perfect for beginners who are looking for some extra practice reading patterns. I've also included a chart, for those of you who prefer visual instructions.
Continue scrolling to view the pattern and chart below.
What you'll need:
CO: cast on
K1b: knit 1 stitch through the back loop
P1b: purl 1 stitch through the back loop
BO: bind off
18 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette
CO 31 stitches
Rows 1-5: knit
Row 6 (ws): k4, p23, k4
Row 7 (rs): k10, k1b, k9, k1b, k10
Row 8: k4, p6, p1b, p9, p1b, p6, k4
Row 9: k9, p1, k1b, p1, k7, p1, k1b, p1, k9
Row 10: repeat row 8
Row 11: k8, p2, k1b, p2, k5, p2, k1b, p2, k8
Row 12: repeat row 8
Row 13: k7, p3, k1b, p3, k3, p3, k1b, p3, k7
Row 14: repeat row 8
Row 15: repeat row 7
Row 16: repeat row 6
Row 17: knit
Row 18: repeat row 6
Row 19: k15, k1b, k15
Row 20: k4, p11, p1b, p11, k4
Row 21: k14, p1, k1b, p1, k14
Row 22: repeat row 20
Row 23: k13, p2, k1b, p2, k13
Row 24: repeat row 20
Row 25: k12, p3, k1b, p3, k12
Row 26: repeat row 20
Row 27: repeat row 19
Row 28: Repeat row 6
Row 29: knit
Repeat rows 6-29 until scarf reaches desired length, then knit four more rows to finish the border. Block and weave in any loose ends to finish.