šŸ§£Helical stitch scarf

Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a beginner looking for a new hobby, making a scarf can be a fulfilling and rejuvenating activity that leaves you with a sense of accomplishment and relaxation.

If you're looking for a project that can help you relax while also resulting in a one-of-a-kind accessory, consider knitting the Helical stitch scarf. It provides a satisfying creative outlet and can alleviate stress and tension.

Helical stitch scarf is a fun and unique pattern that knitters of all skill levels can enjoy.
ABBREVIATIONS
RS, WS: right side, wrong side.
St (sts): stitch (stitches).
K: knit.
P: purl.
Kfb: Knit front and back.
K2tog: knit 2 sts together.
Here's how to make the Helical Spring stitch:
  1. Take the yarn to the back of the work.
  2. Insert the right-hand needle into the next stitch on the left-hand needle.
  3. Wrap the yarn around both needles for 10 times. Use the tip of your right thumb to grip yarn.
  4. Knit the stitch as normal, then carefully pull the new stitch through the loops.
  5. Gently pull on the working yarn to coil the loops up close to the needle.
Watch short video on how to make Helical Spring st
Helical stitch scarf knitted with Ice yarns Merino Magic Bulky yarn.
The scarf measures 11x60 inches and I have knitted it using 400g of Ice yarns Merino Magic Bulky yarn.

To get started, you'll need bulky yarn and the right knitting needles for the yarn. Once you have those, cast on 41 stitches to begin your scarf.
The pattern includes 12 stitches for a rib stitch border, but this may cause the scarf to curl. Therefore, you may want to consider replacing the rib stitch with another stitch to prevent this issue.
Rib stitch border
Row 1 (RS): K1, (p1, k1) ×20.
Row 2 (WS): P1, (k1, p1) ×20.
Row 3-10: Repeat rows 1-2.
Decrease 41 stitches to 36 stitches
Row 11: K1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k2, ( k2tog, k4) x4, k2tog, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1.
Row 12: P1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p24,  k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1.
Main pattern
Row 13: K1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k24, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1.
Row 14: P1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, (make Helical Spring st, knit 1, purl 2) ×5, make Helical Spring st, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1.
Row 15: K1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k24, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1.
Row 16: P1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p3, (make Helical Spring st, knit 1, purl 2) ×4, make Helical Spring st,  k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1.
Repeat rows 13-16 until you reach desired length.
Increase 36 stitches to 41 stitches
Row 17: k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k24, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1.
Row 18: p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p2, (pfb, p4) x4, pkb, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1.
Rib stitch border
Then bind off loosely, weave in ends.
Hand knitting project - An impressive scarf with eye-catching striking patterns

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  1. Anonymous7/11/2023

    Beautiful! You write Your pattern as if it were rib, but looking at the images it seems to me stockinette: might You explain it to me, please?

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    1. I used the rib stitch for the border, which is visible on the wrong side in the second photo from the top. (This may have caused the towel to roll inward)
      Thanks for liking!

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  2. Great scarf pattern. I'm having trouble with row 14 as I can only account for 35 stitches. Am I reading something wrong? 6 stitches for the border, p1, 4 stitches in the parenthesis times 5 equals 20 stitches, one helical stitch, one k1 plus the final 6 stitches = 35 stitches. Where is my missing stitch?

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    1. I edited row 14 to include the missing P1 at the end of the row. Sorry for the mistake

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