Last year, I gave my mother in law a hooded, pocketed scarf. It was done in red wool/acrylic blend. Red was chosen because it favors her well. It was a fairly quick knit on size 13 needles and with a super bulky yarn. The area inside the pockets is stockinette. The body of the scarf is 3 stitches of seed stitch and a plait cable in the center with 3 stitches in reverse stockinette. I will have to see my Mother iu law about getting good pictures of her with her scarf and the scarf alone. The pictures I took with my cell phone and camera are less than acceptable. Pictures and I are uneasy friends. Maybe I should invest in a photography class for beginners.
I used 6 skeins Cozy Wool and size 13 US needles.
Stitches used are Seed Stitch, Reverse Stockinette Stitch, and Plait Cable.
CO 11 sts.
Row 1,3: K 5, m1, K to end.
Rows 2, 4: P 5, m1p-wise, P to end.
Row 5: k 1, p1, k1, p 2, k3, m1, k2, p2, k 1, p1, k1.
Row 6: k1, p1, k3, p3, m1 p-wise, p3, k3, p1, k1
Row 7: k1, p1, k1, p2, k3, m1, k4, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 8: k1, p1, k3, p4, m1 p-wise, p4, k3, p1, k1
Row 9: k1, p1, k1, p2, k9, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 10: k1, p1, k3, p9, k3, p1, k1
You should have 19 sts on R 10.
Now start the plait cable
Row 11: k1, p1, k1, p2, k9, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 12: k1, p1, k3, p9, k3, p1, k1
Row 13: k1, p1, k1, p2, FC6, k3, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 14: k1, p1, k3, p9, k3, p1, k1
Row 15: k1, p1, k1, p2, k9, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 16: k1, p1, k3, p9, k3, p1, k1
Row 17: k1, p1, k1, p2, k3, BC 6, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 18: k1, p1, k3, p9, k3, p1, k1
Rep R 11 - 18 until you have 6ft of scarf. Start doing reverse shaping from R 10 - 1, using k2 tog in place of m1 and p2tog in place of m1 p-wise.
To make pockets (Make 2)
Row 1,3, 5, 7, 9: K 5, m1, K to end.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10: P 5, m1p-wise, P to end.
Work 2 inches in k1, p1 rib. Bind off in pattern.
Mattress Stitch to Scarf ends.
To do the hood portion
Fold scarf in half and on center 36 inches pick up 2 sts for every 3 rows. Work 3 sts at each edge in seed stitch and working in to center, 1 stitch Rev Stockinette, a 6 stitch plait cable, 1 stitch Rev Stockinette, and the bulk of the hood is stockinette. Work in this manner for 15 inches. Graft edges together for a seamless look.