Knit a Scarf with Bernat Matrix

Hello—need a great weekend project?   I’m having a
good time knitting a casual scarf with this interesting
“ladder” or “railroad tie” yarn.  Mine’s by Bernat and is
called Matrix . . .

knitted scarf Bernat Matrix 4x7 inches

I bought three skeins of this yarn at a garage sale–
Hey! remember the ROOSTER GARAGE SALE?–
That’s where I bought it!  and have wondered what
to do with it ever since.  But——–! along comes
that good old internet with free patterns and ideas
and voila! this scarf is being created as we speak.

It’s just 12 stitches across–and then knit for 45
inches!  It goes along quickly because each row adds
about one half inch.

Pattern: cast on 12 stitches loosely.
Row 1: knit across.
Row 2: knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, yarn over,
repeat across the row and make a stitch.  (12 stitches)

Repeat these two rows for 45 inches.  Cast off in knit stitch.

There can be fringe involved, or not, as you
choose.  The directions called for #9 needles, but I
took a reader’s hint and am using #13.  They are
kind of awkward and slippery, but that’s the
price we pay for high fashion.

knitted scarf Bernat Matrix 002Click to enlarge . . .

Won’t this be fun as a long glittery scarf?  One
teensy little problem for you—Bernat Matrix is
discontinued, but I’m sure there are other similar
yarns out there—-and also discontinueds on ebay
and etsy.

The scarf only takes one skein–what a great
weekend you’ll have—run out and buy some!
On Monday you will wow your friends with this
glam scarf.

knitted scarf Bernat Matrix 001



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6 Responses to Knit a Scarf with Bernat Matrix

  1. FictionFan says:

    Lovely yarn – and just right for spring! 🙂

  2. Angie says:

    How do you cast off and are you knitting every opening or every other one?

    • booksandbuttons says:

      Although it looks complicated, you are really just dealing with 12
      stitches. There are 12 stitches on the needle and you treat them just
      as you would if they were wooly yarn. Casting off will be the usual
      way. Don’t let the consistency of this yarn fool you! Treat it like
      regular knitting worsted and you’ll be fine. The needles are so large
      that the work takes on the look of those big loops. Good luck.

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