Mistaken Rumour Scarf

Friday, August 03, 2007
This extremely easy one-skein scarf is a fast but not too boring knit. The "mistake stitch" pattern creates deep ribs with lots of interest. I love this pattern, and use it regularly for scarves, blankets, dishcloths, etc. The pulling in makes the scarf skinny but also very thick - and very thick (not just because of the alpaca in the yarn!).

Finished dimensions: 2" wide by 52" long (5cm by 130cm)

1 skein Patons Rumour (84% Acrylic, 15% Alpaca, 1% Polyester) Colorway: Moonstone Heather [2.80oz/80g to 84yd/77m]
US 11 (8.0mm) needles
Darning needle

Cast on 13 sts.
Pattern: (K2; P2) repeat to last stitch; K1
Repeat this pattern row until nearly out of yarn; Bind off in pattern.
Weave in ends.


  • Yarndancer


    I found this pattern through Knitting Pattern Central - I'd been looking for the best pattern for the yarn I had and this was just perfect! Thank you!

  • KT

    So glad you like it - post a photo to your blog and link back when you're done (I love seeing what people do with my patterns!). KT

  • i had some bargain bin hyper-chunky yarn wanted to use & a new pair of knittin' needles . . . found this scarf pattern . . . ohmygosh . . . AWESOME BEAUTIFUL!!!!! used 200 yards w/a set of #19's . . . it's a dream . . . turned out much much better'n i'd expected . . . tried it on some regular 4-ply . . . same awesome results . . . knitted that w/a #13 . . . next time going to use the 19's . . . just for giggles . . . THANK YOU THANK YOU THAAAAAAAAAAANK YOU!!!!! this is an amAAAAAAAAAAAzing pattern . . .

  • It looks a lot wider than 2 inches?!

  • KT

    Hi Debbie,
    When left unblocked/unstretched, the mistake rib pulls in a tremendous amount. It really is 2 inches! - KT

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