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In a Mood Scarf

A quick and fun create-your-own-adventure style design, the In a Mood Scarf allows you to choose your yarn weight, your project size, and even which stitches you use and when! It's completely customizable according to the mood you're in... or you can follow one of eight design recommendations in the pattern.
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While the techniques in this scarf include dropped stitches and simple lace, you can choose which motifs you use and can make the shawl as complex or simple as you'd like. More information on techniques can be found here.

You also have the ability to create the scarf size that you're interested in; as a general recommendation, plan on using one (100-gram) skein for a small or medium size and two (100-gram) skeins for large size. For more information on yarn requirements, click here.

In a Mood Scarf by Snickerdoodle Knits
Design Inspiration
How many times have you abandoned a knitting project because you weren't in the mood to work on it anymore?

What if you had a project that you could adjust according to the mood that you were in, so your project was always something you were excited to work on?

That's where the idea for the In a Mood Collection came from: to create completely customizable patterns that you could work in any knitting mood you have.

For that reason, the scarf includes four stitch motifs with varying levels of complexity and energy required; allows you to use any yarn weight, any number of yarn color, and as much yarn as you'd like.
Love a cozy and squishy but lightweight scarf that you can wear with several or loops or just one or two? Love to wear accessories that you can just toss around your neck and don't require a lot of fiddling?

The In a Mood Scarf is just that! A fun, simple, and decorative accessory for nearly any occasion... or for your everyday life sitting in the office under the air condition!
In a Mood Scarf by Snickerdoodle Knits
Wearing the Shawl
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Knitting the Shawl
In the mood for something simple and relaxing? Wanting to work on your knitting without needing to think about what you're working? Just knit Garter!

In the mood to go in the flow with a stitch motif that is fun to work but requires a little attention? Wanting to change things up a bit from the garter but don't want to have to concentrate too much? Knit Dropped Stitches.

In the mood for something repetitive but simple? Want something with simple techniques but a bit more interesting than garter to work while you listen to a podcast? The Garter Rib Inside Out is perfect for your mood.

In the mood for something to distract you? Wanting a more complicated stitch motif that will keep you engaged? The Simple Lace stitch motif is what you're looking for.

In a Mood Scarf by Snickerdoodle Knits
Knitting Techniques
The In a Mood Scarf includes simple increases, knits, purls, dropping stitches, yarn overs, and SK2P, as well as a provisional cast on and a grafted bind off. If you decide to try a technique and don’t love it, you can just skip that stitch motif in your shawl!

The garter section uses just knits; the dropped stitch section uses knits, dropped stitches, and purls; the garter rib inside out section uses knits and purls; and the simple lace section uses knits, purls, yarn overs, and SK2P.

All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step (written and charted) instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence and joy. I am also available for pattern support if you have any questions.

Small Scarf (one loop)
3 in/7.5 cm wide x 25 in/63.5 cm long

Medium Scarf (two loops)
3 in/7.5 cm wide x 50 in/127 cm long

Large Scarf (three loops)
3 in/7.5 cm wide x 75 in/190.5 cm long

Yarn Recommendations


Fingering Weight

    Small Scarf: 50 g / 200 yd / 185 m

    Medium Scarf: 100 g / 400 yd / 366 m

    Large Scarf: 150 g / 600 yd / 550 m

DK Weight

    Small Scarf: 65 g / 145 yd / 135 m

    Medium Scarf: 135 g / 295 yd / 270 m

    Large Scarf: 200 g / 435 yd / 400 m

Designed using Hand Dyed Diva DK in Harbor View & Hand Dyed Diva Homegrown DK in Apothecary. Get color & yarn recommendations here.
Fingering Weight

With smaller needles, per 4” / 10 cm:

    Garter: 26 sts, 42 rounds

    Simple Lace: 26 sts, 20 rounds

With larger needles, per 4” / 10 cm:

    Garter Rib Inside Out: 26 sts, 32 rounds

DK Weight

With smaller needles, per 4” / 10 cm:

    Garter: 20 sts, 32 rounds

    Simple Lace: 20 sts, 18 rounds

With larger needles, per 4” / 10 cm:

    Garter Rib Inside Out: 20 sts, 24 rounds


for Fingering Weight

3.75 mm (US size 5) & 4.5 mm (US size 7) –

    or sizes needed to obtain gauge – circular


for DK Weight

5.5 mm (US size 9) & 6.5 mm (US size 10.5)

    – or sizes needed to obtain gauge –

    circular needles

Crochet hook (for provisional cast on)

Darning needle

Progress keeper, optional

Stitch marker, optional

Waste yarn (for provisional cast on)

   In the round as a tube and then
      seamed together
Patten Specifics
In a Mood Scarf by Snickerdoodle Knits

What Knitters Are Saying...

"This was a fun knit with lots of pattern options including four different stitch patterns and freedom to choose how long each segment would be. I would choose to make a wider tube if making another." - eswogger

"This pattern is beautifully written. As a recipe it empowers the knitter to do what suits their need at that time. The pattern is clear, concise. It is mindful and relaxing knit. I enjoyed the process." - Putush

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