Update October 2015:
I have received some messages/comments saying that your scarf doesn't drape the way that mine does. I have triple checked my pattern, counted the stitches in the scarf itself and knitted others, and it is 100% accurate as written below. If your scarf doesn't drape the way this one does it's because you're using a different fiber content. Using 100% baby alpaca, which is extremely soft is what gives this scarf its drape. I've knitted this scarf with 100% wool and it did not drape the same. It was still wonderful but not drapey. So if you want it to drape you need to use 100% alpaca or something with a high percentage of alpaca in it.
Oh boy, I recently found some of the softest yarn ever! Misti Alpaca Chunky is my new favorite yarn. As soon as I brought it home I had to get it on the needles.
I just did a simple 2x2 rib stitch using two skeins of that loveliness and came up with this gorgeous scarf in the end. It knitted up so quickly and makes a wonderful Christmas gift to give to someone special.
Here's how I made it:
40" around, 12" high (unstretched)
216 yards chunky weight alpaca yarn (I used 2 skeins of Misti Alpaca in the color 100 Nt Cream)
Size 15 circular knitting needle
Cast on 140 stitches. Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist your stitches.
Round 1: K2, P2
Repeat round 1 until you've used up most of the yarn or until desired height. You want to leave enough yarn to do your bind off.
I recommend using a stretchy bind off. I used
Jeny's Suprisingly Stretchy Bind Off created by
and I love it! Here's a great
on how to do it. If you don't want to do the stretchy bind off then you should use a size 19 needle and bind off very loosely.
Weave in ends.
You may not want to give this away once you've made it. It's so incredibly soft and cozy!