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So named because it reminds me of my friend’s flight atten­dant uni­form :D

Knit­ting an ascot neck scarf. I real­ly like them because my mom used to make them for me when I was a child. I still have a tiny red one from my tod­dler years, my plush lla­ma is now wear­ing it. I was using this fan­tas­tic pat­tern by There­sa Belville on Rav­el­ry, but then I have this self-strip­ing kind of yarn, which I thought works bet­ter with blunt ends rather than petal-shaped ends, so I made some mod­i­fi­ca­tions, and they are record­ed below, in case I want to make anoth­er one (or ten!), or you, too, want to make a blunt-end ascot neck scarf inspired by flight atten­dant uniform :)

My mod­i­fi­ca­tions are made so that the scarf is a bit snug around the neck, but wide enough so it keeps the neck warm. Its length and width can be eas­i­ly adjust­ed though.

Again, this is not my orig­i­nal pat­tern, it is adapt­ed from this pat­tern. In fact I would have nev­er been able to fig­ure out how to split the piece into two to make the key­hole part if I did­n’t prac­tice with the orig­i­nal pat­tern first.

I used: 5.5mm nee­dles (you’ll need 3), worsted weight yarn.

Fin­ished scarf is about 4.5″ wide and 15″ long.

CO 17

Knit every row until piece is 4″ long.
(you can prob­a­bly make it a tad longer if you want, espe­cial­ly if you’re mak­ing the scarf less snug around the neck, I think it would look bet­ter if the ends are a bit longer in that case)

Decrease row: k1, then k2tog to end.

Knit every row for 7 rows.

Increase row: k1, then kfb (knit into the front and back) in every stitch to end.

Knit every row until mid­dle sec­tion (start­ing from the increase row) is 12″.
(again, I want­ed my scarf to be snug around the neck, as inspired by the flight atten­dant uni­form, and I’ve been told I have a small neck, so it’s prob­a­bly best to wrap it around your neck as you go, or, the orig­i­nal pat­tern sug­gests 16–18″ for adult scarves)

Split row: (here’s where the 3rd nee­dle comes in handy) *k1, slip knit-wise on spare nee­dle* repeat from * to * till end.

Knit 10 rows on stitch­es on orig­i­nal nee­dle, cut yarn and tie off end.

Attach yarn to first stitch on 3rd nee­dle, knit 10 rows.

Join row: *knit first stitch on orig­i­nal nee­dle, then knit 1 stitch on 3rd nee­dle* repeat from * to * till end.

Knit every row until last sec­tion of scarf (start­ing from the join row) is 4″ long. Bind off, weave in ends.

It’s a very quick project. I like how the blue stripes fade in and out in this par­tic­u­lar yarn, though I don’t remem­ber where it’s from, and its label is missing.

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Now put it on and take flight! :D

Have a won­der­ful week­end, everyone!