Wednesday, 9 November 2016

My Hand Knit PomPom Scarf

I can't believe I'm saying this, but today I have a knitting post to share! I learned to knit last summer (so just over a year ago) and for the first 12 months I swore I would never post about this craft on the 11th apartment. I just thought that there was no way I'd ever make anything worth blogging about. 

My struggle to learn to knit was a long and miserable journey. At least half a dozen projects were duds as soon as they came off the needles; I made infinity scarves that were too short, a hat that looked like a bonnet (not that it wouldn't be tots cool with the right outfit) and a toque for Chris that was so big and thick it looked like he had an oven mitt on his head. (And to his credit, he did wear it... until it mysteriously got lost). Anyway, I'm slowly, so so slowly, getting better and more proficient when it comes to knitting. And today I want to share a recent project that I completed. 

I found the pattern for this pompom scarf online. The original post is from maker*land, which is a fantastic blog with tons of fun tutorials. The pattern is child-sized, but it's easy to scale up a bit and make it appropriate for adults. To read the maker*land blog post and pattern just click here and you'll get there.

If you want to knit up a cute pompom scarf for yourself (or perhaps for a Christmas gift!) here's what you'll need and how you'll do it!


A pair of straight 4mm (US 6) knitting needles 
2 - 3 skeins (100g each) worsted weight yarn
50g worsted or bulky yarn for pompoms
Cardboard (for making pompoms)

Pattern This is a great project for all you beginners out there. If I can do it, so can you! You only need to know the knit stitch, k2tog (knit two together), and the kfb. Kfb means knit into the front and back of the stitch and is a method of increasing. If you need help learning this stitch (it's not hard, don't worry!), I suggest watching this video from Purl Soho.

Begin + Increase
Cast on 6 stitches  (I like to use the long tail cast on)
Row 1: kfb, knit to last stitch (1 stitch increased)
Row 2: same as above kfb, knit to last stitch (1 stitch increased)
Repeat until you have 28 stitches on the needle (or more, if you want a wider scarf)

Continue + Lengthen
Knit each row until the scarf is nearly your desired length. Mine measured 160 cm (63 inches) before decrease.

Decrease to Shape End
Row 1: knit 1, k2tog, knit to end of row
Repeat row until 6 stitches remain on the needle 
Bind off 

PomPoms Pompoms are a lot of fun to make. If you don't have a pompom loom (available at craft stores) you'll have to make them the old fashioned way, using two rings cut from cardboard. If you're new to this craft, read my blog post with instructions. And just a note: I actually prefer the 'old fashioned' cardboard ring method because it creates a denser pompom.

When making pompoms the size of the ring = the size of the pompom. For my scarf I made two pompoms on cardboard rings 7.5 cm (or 3 inches) in diameter.

I knit my scarf from Alafoss Lopi, which is Icelandic wool. I used Lopi Lite, a worsted weight yarn, in ash heather for the scarf  and light ash heather in bulky weight to make the pompoms. Happy Knitting!


  1. This is beautiful! It's the end of winter here in Berlin but I'm still going to have a go at this today. One question: how did you attach the Pom poms to the scarf? Did you sew in the long ends somehow?
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