Moss stitch scarf

Saturday, July 28, 2007
I'm so tired of garter stitch scarves - but at the same time I recognize my desire for simple patterns that are reversible. A quick knit is also a good thing in a scarf. When faced with two partial skeins of Wool-Ease in the "pines" colorway (green/black), I came up with this simple moss-stitch scarf.

You'll hold the yarn doubled. I had 2.5oz total of yarn, which is just shy of one complete skein. If you prefer a longer scarf, you'll need two skeins.

Finished dimensions: 3" by 41" (8cm by 100cm)

1 skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease (80% acrylic, 20% wool), Pines colorway. (3oz/85g to 197yd/180m)
US 8 (5.0mm) needles
Darning needle

If you are using one skein, you'll be working from both ends at once. Remove the paper label before starting. It's easier to work from two different skeins, since you're holding the yarn doubled.

Holding yarn doubled, cast on 13 sts.
Row 1, 4: K1; (P1; K1) repeat to end
Row 2, 3: P1; (K1; P1) repeat to end

Work these four rows until 24" (60cm) of each strand remains or desired length is reached.
Bind off all stitches.
Weave in ends.

This scarf has a solid feel to it due to the doubled yarn and the relatively small needles. If you wish a bit more drape, increase your needle size.


  • Thank you for sharing this pattern. Can you tell me would this be a good beginner's project?

  • b r m

    i'm am a beginner with knitting and haven't ever used a pattern before. can you tell me what the difference in k1;(p1,k1) and p1;(k1, p1. thanks!

  • KT

    Hi Nikki,
    In k1; (p1, k1) you'll knit the first stitch of the row, then purl a stitch, knit a stitch, and continue purl one, knit one across the row, ending with a knit stitch. In p1; (k1, p1) you purl the first stitch then proceed with knit one, purl one across the row, ending with a purl stitch.

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