I pretty much live in knitwear from September to April. Not because Winter is necessarily always that long, even though to be honest it can get pretty hardcore up here in Scandinavia. My main reason for hoarding knitwear is that I worry that I might start to freeze at any given minute during the cold season. This often leads me to wearing layers upon layers and always being equipped with an extra sweater or scarf in my bag when I go out. I'd like to think of myself as the MacGyver of knitwear, always having the right piece of knitted accessory or garment close by when I find myself in a tricky cold spot.
So if you are looking for a cozy knitting project that will result in a chunky scarf that will keep you both safe and warm this Winter, this one is for you. All anyone can be expected to do is stay curled up on the couch with a hot cup of chocolate and a blanket this time of year anyways, so why not make something nice for yourself while you're at it.
The Winter Stories scarf is knitted with 7 mm needles (US 10,5 or 11). I've used 6 balls of Garnstudio Drops Andes yarn for this one, but any bulky yarn will do.
Start by casting on 41 stitches on your knitting needles. Knit according to the chart until the length of the scarf is about 180 cm long, or the length you prefer. Bind off any loose ends and you're ready to go and play outside in the snow!
For more of my knitting patterns you can check out my Ravelry account here. There you can find patterns for some cozy Scandinavian style cardigans and sweaters.