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Knitted Neck Scarf




When instructed to rib in the pattern below, knit 1, purl 1 alternately across the row. To wear the scarf, slip one end through either of the loops at front.

Finished Size: 4 by 26 inches


  • Yarn: 2 skeins (50 grams )sport-weight yarn in desired color, using about 150 yards
  • Needles: 2 needles in size U.S. 4 (3 1/2 mm), 1 double-pointed needle in same size. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge (gauge: 5 stitches and 11 rows equal 1 inch in garter stitch)
  • Stitch holder
  • Tapestry needle


  1. Step 1

    Cast on 3 stitches.

  2. Step 2

    Row 1: Knit 2, slip last stitch purlwise.

  3. Step 3

    Row 2: With yarn in back, knit 1, increase 1 (see how to increase), knit 1, and slip last stitch purlwise.

  4. Step 4

    Row 3: With yarn in back, knit 1, increase 1, knit to last stitch, slip last stitch purlwise.

  5. Step 5

    Repeat row 3 until you have 24 stitches. (Piece should now measure about 4 1/2 inches wide.)

  6. Step 6

    Continue to knit across every row, still slipping last stitch of each row purlwise, until piece measures 4 inches long.

  7. Step 7

    Divide (see how to divide). When you're finished, half the stitches will be on double-pointed needle and the other half will be on your working needle.

  8. Step 8

    Rib across the stitches on your working needle (leave the stitches on double-pointed needle as is), still slipping the last stitch purlwise. Continue for 1 1/2 inches. Transfer these ribbed stitches onto stitch holder. Break yarn, leaving a tail long enough to weave in later.

  9. Step 9

    Rejoin yarn, and rib across the stitches on double-pointed needle for 1 1/2 inches.

  10. Step 10

    Transfer all stitches onto 1 needle as follows: Slip 1 stitch purlwise from double-pointed needle, then slip 1 purlwise from working needle. Repeat across row until all stitches are on 1 needle.

  11. Step 11

    Knit every row, slipping last stitch purlwise, for 15 1/2 inches. (To adjust the size of the scarf, knit fewer inches for a child or more for a large adult.)

  12. Step 12

    Using same method as in step 7, divide the stitches between the 2 needles.

  13. Step 13

    Repeat steps 8, 9, and 10.

  14. Step 14

    Knit every row, slipping last stitch purlwise, for 2 1/2 inches.

  15. Step 15

    To finish: Knit 1, decrease (see how to decrease), and knit to end of row, slipping last stitch purlwise. Repeat this sequence every row until only 3 stitches remain. Bind off. Using tapestry needle, weave in ends.



Reviews (4)

  • Beckieriffe 17 Dec, 2013

    Easy. Quick. Makes a great gift. I made 2 for myself and 4 for Christmas presents.

  • Suzi_Wilson 8 Nov, 2013

    The print feature for this page is not working. It only prints the heading and not the instructions. Frustrating!

  • tortiekat 8 Dec, 2012

    Bowiekung: Up until step 9, you should have divided your stitches and ribbed the stitches on the working needle for enough rows to equal approx. 1.5 inches. You then break the yarn leaving a long tail. When it tells you to rejoin, it means to take your yarn and the second needle with the other 12 stitches and to start knitting those like the first set for the same length. It's just like adding a new ball of yarn to a project when you run out.

    I hope this helps clear that up some for you!

  • bowiekung 5 Dec, 2012

    hi, i'm confused with steps 8 - 9 where it says to break then rejoin the yarn. how and with what do i rejoin with? thanks very much