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Cozy Ribbed Scarf Pattern

20130119_113017When my knitting group had a call for “men’s scarves” for a benefit table, I started a basketweave pattern in some stash yarn from Brooks Farm, picturing a medium length piece tucked under a coat. As I worked, though, I remembered seeing the fishermen’s scarves with ribbed necks that looked as if they fitted so nicely, so I worked one in. (I worked three of them in, actually, before settling on this one.) What a great idea!

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It turns out those ribs hug your neck in a comfy, less bulky, still warm, perfect-for-under-a-dress-coat-or-for-wrapping sort of way. A gift for a man who loves scarves or one who isn’t sure he wants to wear one one at all, because it’s just that easy to wear. I am absolutely working it into the next scarf I make for myself.

20130119_112642Several people who saw the scarf wanted to make it, so I grabbed it off the table, snapped some obviously hasty pictures, and wrote up the pattern. Feel free to knit on with it!

Cozy Ribbed Scarf

  • Worsted weight yarn
  • Finished length: 45 inches. Add length to the body of the scarf by adding basketweave rows to each side, or lengthen the neck by adding ribbing rows.
  • Needles & gauge: Your standard with worsted. Go for a gauge that creates a nice basketweave without visible spacing between the knit and purl sets. 

Cast on 30 stitches

Rows 1 – 8: Knit every row

Basketweave Pattern:

Rows 1 – 8: *k5, p5* across the row

Rows 9 – 16: *p5, k5* across the row

Continue the last 16 rows as established for a total of 13 repeats, or basketweave “rows”.

Begin Ribbing:

k6, p6 ribbing across the row.

Continue for 16 inches of ribbing.

Continue Basketweave Pattern:

Rows 1 – 8: *k5, p5* across the row

Rows 9 – 16: *p5, k5* across the row

Continue the last 16 rows as established for a total of 13 repeats.

Knit 8 rows; bind off  loosely.