This Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf is a pattern I like to use when teaching people how to knit. This pattern is from the Purl Soho website. I have adapted the pattern to use with our bulky Snuggle Yarn from the Alpaca Yarn Company, and big needles, so fewer stitches are needed when casting on than what is written in the original pattern.
Consisting of knits and purls, the mistake rib stitch is a great beginner stitch. Super easy to remember, the stitch pattern is just a one row repeat, perfect for enjoyable knitting that you don’t have to think much about. The mistake rib stitch produces a lofty, squishy fabric and though it may look complicated, it’s surprisingly easy to knit!
US 11 – 8.0 mm
Two skeins of Snuggle Yarn
Ribbing is the result of alternating knit and purl stitches within the same row. Mistake rib is a multiple of 4+3
Approximately 60” long x 6” wide
Cast on 19 stitches.
K2, p2, repeat to last 3 stitches, k2, p1.
This scarf will take two skeins of yarn, which will require joining a new skein of yarn. If possible do this at the end of the row.
Repeat the pattern for 60 inches or to desired length. That’s it!
If you plan to knit until you run out of yarn, you will need to be sure you will have enough yarn left to bind off. Figure out how much yarn it takes you to knit one row, plus some extra. You can measure off a few yards and then determine whether your row takes you more or less. This will give you an approximate amount of yarn necessary to bind off.
Bind off stitches in stitch pattern. Be sure to bind off loosely or the pattern will be “gathered” at the bound edge. If you find the edge is too tight when binding off, use a larger needle to bind off. Also, be sure to form the stitch on the straight part of the needle, not the tip.
Next, you will want to weave in the ends and block your scarf. Blocking is an integral part of finishing a knitted item. It will even out your stitches and allow your fiber to bloom!
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You might want to check out 10 Easy Scarf Knitting Patterns for Beginners and more Free Knitting Patterns on this website.