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Fisherman’s Rib Knit Scarf Pattern for Men on Circular Needles

fisherman's rib scarf for men knitted on circular needles

fisherman's rib scarf for men knitted on circular needles

Winter is taking over and it’s getting colder from day to day, so you should be fully equipped with warm cloth for this type of weather. We mostly knit nice things for women and babies, and ignore our lovely men. Now is the time to change the situation a bit and a warm knit scarf for men that makes a set together with slouchy ribbed knit hat for men. I hope this winter ammunition will be used and appreciated by your second half. Enjoy knitting this set and have a wonderful time before Christmas holidays!

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Circular Knitting Needles 3.5 mm (US 4) – for hat and scarf;

<> Alpacana Lanoso 35% wool, 40% acrylic, 25% alpaca. Black color: 100 grams -130 m per skein – =1.5 balls for hat and 3 balls for scarf;

<> Hook or tapestry needle.

fisherman's rib men's knit scarf and men's slouchy knit hat arranged on the snow

Men’s knit scarf sizes: 

21 cm wide (not stretched) and 1m 20 cm long (not stretched). Stretching to 2 m 35 cm long.

Gauge: 4 stitches = 1 inch  – not stretched (for scarf)

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

yo – yarn over

selvage stitch  Always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

Fisherman’s rib knit scarf pattern for men:

For the men’s knit scarf I have used the same type of yarn and needle size.

I believe that men like something simple and cozy at the same type. For knitting the scarf I have chosen English Rib Stitch or also known as Fisherman’s rib.

Cast on 32 stitches.

Row 1: selvage stitch (slip the first stitch), *k1, yo, slip 1 st as if purled, repeat from * till the last stitch, selvage st (purl);

Row 2: selvage st , *k next st and yo together, yo, slip 1 st as if purled repeat from* till the last stitch, selvage st.

Repeat Row 2 until your scarf measures desired length. Bind off loosely.

men's knit scarf and slouchy ribbed hat show on a male model - front view
men's knit scarf and slouchy ribbed hat show on a male model - side view
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9 comments
Londonlisa 11th August 2018 at 12:32

Is the needle size correct for this pattern? I looked up the yarn and the recommended needle size for it is 6-6.5mm which is substantially larger, the needle seems quite small and will make everything quite tight on the needles.

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Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 20th August 2018 at 00:41

Hi, yes, my needles were a bit small. Please, feel free to use large needles.

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Caroline 13th August 2018 at 10:08

Thank you I will knit this for my son

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Althea Kerr 30th April 2020 at 13:55

For knitting the hat and scarf, I know I will need two lengths of circular needles
What is the length needed for the hat?
What is the length needed for the scarf?
As it’s circular that I’m working with
I await your reply
Thanks

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Knitting Guru 1st May 2020 at 05:52

Hi Althea.
You can use one length 16” circular needles for both: scarf and hat. You can also use longer circular needles but then you have to use magic loop technique. I hope it helps.

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chrissie hurst 18th February 2021 at 03:26

hello,

MENS SLOUCHY HAT AND SCARF

I am having problems in getting Alpacana Lanoso yarn.
please could you advise an alternative Brand?

what thickness of yarn is used for the pattern – 4ply, double knit or chunky?

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Knitting Guru 18th February 2021 at 13:37

It is bulky (chunky yarn) 5

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Chrissie Hurst 18th February 2021 at 03:34

Hello,

MENS SLOUCHY hAT AND SCARF

I am having problems in getting Alpacana Lanoso yarn!
Please could you suggest an alternative Brand?

What thickness of yarn is used for the pattern – 4ply, double knit or chunky?

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Knitting Guru 18th February 2021 at 13:36

It is bulky (chunky yarn) 5

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