I read a while ago that Operation Orphan needs more children's scarves. As mindless scarf knitting appeals to me at the moment I was happy to find
a pattern that is simply a repeat of the same row throughout. I was even happier that this pattern is by Yarn Harlot who I see mentioned a lot in Blogland. Here is the scarf pattern. It makes a lovely warm scarf that doesn't curl at the edges.
To make this scarf, I knitted with 5 ply yarn and 4 ply yarn held together. I have had the 4 ply yarn for quite a while. The 5 ply yarn was sent to me by Joanne of the Cup On The Bus blog. It is called Borgs S. N. 2 Garn and is a pure wool yarn from Sweden. It is a lovely quality and a pleasure to knit with. At first it threw me because I am not used to knitting with 5 ply yarn and I don't have the right size needles. Then I had a lightbulb moment and decided to knit it together with other yarns.
As this scarf is for a small child, I cast on 22 stitches which produced a scarf measuring 5" wide. I knitted for 48" as the rule of thumb is that a scarf should be the same length as the height of the child. I am amazed at how little yarn this scarf used. I have lots left to make a matching hat and possibly a cardigan or jumper when I have more free time.