Knitting

Chunky Knitted Slip Stitch Scarf

Welcome to my free pattern for this scarf with garter and elongated stitches!

The scarf is knitted with one of the most basic stitches, however the elongated stitches give the scarf a more complicated, modern and elegant look.

What you’ll need:

  • 500 meters or 545 yards of any chunky weight yarn. For this project I used 5 x 100g of Stylecraft Weekender Super Chunky in Petal.
  • US 15 (10mm) Knitting needles
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • SS PW – Slip stitch purl wise
  • SS KW – Slip stitch knit wise
  • WYIF – With yarn in front
  • WYIB – With yarn in back
  • YO – Yarn over
  • * – Repeat sequence

Notes:

Approximate time to knit this scarf: 3-4 hours.

Difficulty: Intermediate skill

Gauge: 10 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm

This pattern uses a long tail cast on.

The elongated stitch design of this pattern is knit over a 4 row repeat.

Two strands of yarn are used throughout to create a super chunky texture.

To create a neat edge, the first stitch of every row is slipped knit wise.

Detailed pattern

Cast 0n 27 stitches using long tail cast on and two strands of yarn.

Row 1 (right side): Slip the first stitch knit wise, knit 5 stitches. Repeat the following until end of the 1st row: yarn over and knit 1, knit 6 stitches – repeat from * twice more.

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip the first stitch knit wise, knit 5 stitches. Repeat the following until end of the 2nd row: slip 1 stitch purl wise with the yarn held in front, drop the yarn over from previous round, knit 6 stitches – repeat from * twice more

Row 3: Slip the first stitch knit wise, knit 5 stitches. Repeat the following until end of the 3rd row: slip 1 stitch purl wise with the yarn held in the back, knit 6 stitches -repeat from * twice more

Row 4: Slip the first stitch knit wise, knit 5 stitches. Repeat the following until end of the 4th row: slip 1 stitch purl wise with the yarn held in the front, knit 6 stitches -repeat from * twice more

Repeat rows 1-4 until scarf measures approximately 70 inches and cast off

Abbreviated Pattern

CO 27 stitches using long tail cast on and two strands of yarn.

Row 1 (right side): SS1 KW, K5 *YO K1, K6

Row 2 (wrong side): SS1 KW, K5, *SS1 PW (WYIF), drop the YO from Row 1,  K6

Row 3: SS1 KW, K5, *SS1 PW (WYIB), K6

Row 4: SS1 KW, K5 , *SS1 PW (WYIF), K6

Repeat rows 1-4 until scarf measures approximately 70 inches and cast off

Fringing

Measure and cut 30 pieces of yarn at 14 inches each.

Take five strands of yarn for each fringe and thread through the cast on edge of each elongated stitch . You want your fringe to sit in the middle of each of the elongated stitches

Wrong side:

Finished scarf!

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!

Zoe

 

2 thoughts on “Chunky Knitted Slip Stitch Scarf

  1. Hello Zoe.
    Am attempting to create your Slip Stitch Scarf, however having constant trouble when doing practice runs. Mainly the 2nd row onwards. From extra stitches appearing (unless it meant to happen, yet doesn’t say on the pattern), to not knowing what “drop the yarn over from previous round,” mean – after view clips on YouTube I am still confused – the practice piece of just the first 4 rows, looks Nothing like your pattern, no sign of those V patterns. Please Help! At least a small step-by-step explanation on Row 2, which is there when things go wrong.
    Thank you in advance.
    With regards, Samantha.

    1. Hi Samantha

      The V style stitches don’t actually appear until you get back to row 1 for the second repeat of the pattern.

      The first row creates an extra three stitches across the pattern (the yarn over stitches).
      On the second row you create three elongated slip stitches across the pattern by slipping the stitch before your yarn over (either holding the yarn in front on the wrong side or in back on the right side) and then dropping the yarn over you made in row 1.

      To drop the extra (yarn over) stitch from the previous row you need to just then pull the stitch off the needle and let it drop. The dropped stitch and slipped stitch together should create a long slipped stitch across rows 3-4.

      When you work the second repeat of row 1 you then knit this slipped stitch which creates a V style texture.

      I’ll create a short photo tutorial this week and update the pattern to show how it should look over the first few rows.

      Hope this helps!

      Zoe

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