Blue Steel Chunky Scarf

Welcome to my pattern for the Blue Steel Scarf, matching beanie available here.

This was the first unofficial pattern I ever created and the first project I made as a beginner knitter!

This pattern uses a soft and chunky yarn from the Women’s Institute collection at Hobby Craft but any chunky yarn would work well for this project. The yarn choice for this makes it great for the winter months. The yarn I used is a blend of 70% acrylic and 30% merino wool.

Chunky yarn projects are perfect for beginner knitters as they work up incredibly quickly and are easy to handle.

What you’ll need:

  • 330 meters or 3 x 100g chunky weight yarn. For this project I used Women’s Institute Soft and Chunky Yarn in Navy from my local Hobby Craft – available here
  • US Size 11 (8mm) Knitting needles.


  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • * – Repeat sequence


Approximate time to knit this Scarf: 5-10 hours depending on speed of knitter.

Difficulty: Easy/ Beginner

Gauge: 11 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches with 8mm knitting needles

This pattern uses a long tail cast on.

The scarf must be knit over an odd number of stitches, so should you wish to make the scarf thinner or wider then you simply need to ensure this is still done over an odd number of stitches.

The stitch used for this pattern is referred to as the “half moss stitch”. I’ve tweaked it ever so slightly so that it works for a scarf and the edges are neat and even.


Cast on 29 stitches on 8mm knitting needles using the long tail cast on.

Row 1: P1, K28 stitches

Row 2: *P1, K1; Repeat from * until the last stitch, K1.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until project is approximately 75-80 inches

Cast off.

If you make your own scarf with this pattern, I would love to see it! You can share your photos on my Facebook page, tag me on Twitter (@zocreates) or Instagram (@zoe.creates) and you can use the hashtag #zoecreates.

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Happy Making!


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