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Rectangular Knit Scarf Pattern

rectangular knit scarf pattern for beginners

rectangular knit scarf pattern for beginners

Knitting materials and tools:

<> Circular or double pointed knitting needles, 9 mm (US 13/UK 00)

<> Lion Brand Wool, Ease Thick & Quick (6) – 20% wool, 80% acrylic. Color of your choice. In total: about 170 grams.

Rectangular knit scarf size:

Gauge: 9-10 stitches = 4 inches in half double crochet ribbing

Width: 25 cm (10”)

Length: 45 cm (17.7”)

rectangular knit scarf on the female model

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch knitwise, work to the last stitch, knit the last stitch.

rectangular knit scarf and matching knit hat on the mannequin head

Rectangular knit scarf pattern and assembly:

Cast on 25 stitches.

Row 1: sel s, knit all other stitches, sel s.

Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 45 cm (17.7”)

Bind off all stitches. If you want you can use traditional bind off method, but I do recommend you consider a Scandinavian Bind off as it looks extremely nice for the garments knitted in garter stitch.

Scandinavian Bind off: *insert the tip of the right-hand needles purlwise, holding it in front of the work, then insert the tip of the same needle knitwise into the second stitch, wrap the yarn and pull it through. Slip both stitches off the left-hand needle. Return the stitch from the right-hand needle to the left-hand needle. And repeat from * until you bind off all stitches.

Scandinavian bind off method

Cut the yarn and leave at least 20 -25 cm tail.

For an assembling part I do recommend to watch a video tutorial below starting from the 10th minute.

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Sarah Gamble 6th December 2021 at 22:06

i must be thick as a plank… but i’ve knitted it, stitched it according to the instructions, but i’m blowed f i can fold it so it looks like yours… can you help please?

Knitting Guru 8th December 2021 at 12:18

Hi, Did you watch the video? Send me your pictures please in Fb or Instagram that I can see what was wrong

Aria 20th March 2023 at 15:24

17.7 Inches. I am ok with the 17 inches. .7 ??? Would this be 1/2inch. Thank you

Ann 22nd March 2023 at 21:06

yes 17.5 will be all right

DIANE 23rd November 2023 at 06:03

I really like this & i think it would be cute for two little girls 5 & 6. I purchased the yarn juicy couture in Joanne’s . It is 107yds 98m 100grams it says use #10 1/2 needle. How many stitches should i cast on & how long should i knit it. The yarn feels like velour with some sparkle. I thought it would be cute for the THANK YOU

Ann 23rd November 2023 at 19:22

You need to know your gauge firstly. For 5-6 years child knit it a little bit narrower for example 20 cm and length about 38-40 cm. knit a small swatch to know how many stitches per 1 cm and make a simple math. Usually my gauge with bluky weight yarn 11-12 sts – 10 cm ( 5 or 6 mm knitting needles). So you do not need to change the pattern. Cast on same 24-25 sts.


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