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Saturday, 19 November 2016

The Day Trip Scarf

In 2014 when I created my Road Trip scarf I had no idea that it would be so ridiculously popular. I had a lot of requests for a longer scarf along similar lines. I finally got around to it - the result is a long “baktus style” scarf with two possible edgings. Either a frilly edge for a whimsical look or a zig-zag bobble edging. (The original Road Trip Scarf edging and trims would also work well with this design).

The Day Trip Scarf differs from the Road Trip Scarf in that it increases steadily in length and gradually in width, whereas the Road Trip Scarf increases evenly in length and width.

In the photo below you can clearly see the difference between the two scarves.   Both are 1.5 metres in length, but the RTS becomes a shawl, whereas the DTS remains a scarf

This version can also easily be made on a day journey as a passenger. The project is small and lightweight and can be squeezed into bag, making it a wonderful “take-along” project for a journey by car, plane, train or bus.

The Day Trip Scarf is a very economical project requiring just under 300 metres or 330 yards of DK / 8ply / light worsted weight yarn.

Because the pattern works up so quickly and is so economical to make, it is the perfect end of year / Christmas gift.

The pattern for the Day Trip Scarf is available in my RAVELRY STORE


  1. These are beautiful Zelna! I just made my daughter a road trip scarf for her birthday, posted it on my blog with a link here. Thanks for your wonderful design and very clear instructions.
    Alison x

  2. This is such a great design! I've made a couple of the road trip scarf already and receive many compliments when I wear it.