I made this scarf a while ago, but then I wasn’t sure if I liked the fabric button…
…I’ve decided I do, and it’s blog worthy.
Like all the scarf patterns I’ve put on here, this one is also very simple. It is just a rectangle that is folded over and then buttoned through both layers. Refer to this handy diagram I made for you:
I did a seed stitch which is knit one/purl one on the odd rows and purl one / knit one on the evens rows. That way you end up with an alternating pattern that gives it a nice texture. I used size 11 needles.
I got the fabric for the button at Sew To Speak, but if you have any sort of fabric stash, you’ll definitely have enough for covering a button. I must have had large ambitions of making lots of covered buttons with all the fabric I got for the sole purpose of this project.
If you’ve never covered a button before, don’t worry, its super easy.
I would suggest getting the buttons with the little teeth around the edges. The buttons without the teeth require another tool to put it together. Make your life simpler, have less tools! You can get the buttons at any fabric or craft store.
Then you just cover the fabric over the button, hook it under the teeth all the way around and snap on the bottom piece. Sew on the scarf wherever you like.
see? What’d I tell ya, easy peasy!
**Update 2-21-2014** A surge of traffic from All Free Knitting has taken this post out of the archives and brought back to life! Thanks for visiting! Here’s some information that’s been missing: I used less than one skein of Lion Brand Thick and Quick Yarn. And I did not make a button hole. Since it is a chunky stitch, I just pushed the button through the two layers of the scarf. However if your gauge is really tight, it may be hard to push the button through. Happy Knitting and please let me know if you have any other questions!