Montgomery pattern scarf

This is a super simple scarf to make and modify. I’ll give you the instructions for the basic Montgomery pattern, then I’ll explain my variation.

Basic pattern

You will need either two small skeins of yarn or 1 medium skein of yarn about 260 yards/200g and 5 mm needles.

Gauge should be about 4 stitches per inch.

Cast on 25 stitches, you can increase or decrease width in increments of two stitches.

Rows 1-4: Knit all.

Row 5: Knit 2 together, yarn over (repeat 11x), knit one

Rows 6-9: Knit all.

Row 10: Purl all

Row 11: Knit all.

Row 12: Purl all.

Row 12: Knit all.

Row 14: Purl all.

Repeat those rows until your scarf is the desired length, about 70 inches, and end on row 9.

My variation

I had a tiny bit of purple angora leftover that I wanted to use as decorative element on the ends.

I started the pattern with the white beginning with row 6 and cycled through row 4. Instead of knitting row 5, I just knit three rows with the purple, then switched back for the white and on row 6 of the pattern and continued as usual. At the end of the scarf, Once again with the end of the scarf, I knit through row 4 of the pattern, knit three rows of purple, switched back to white and followed the pattern for rows 6 through 9.