With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Mosaic Monday ~ Knitted Scarf Patterns

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Mosaic Monday ~ Knitted Scarf Patterns

As most of my friends are getting warmer nowadays, I just keep getting colder and colder.
You will seldom find me without a warm scarf when I go out.
Here are a few knitted ones I've made.

I didn't use a pattern for this angora scarf in pretty shades of blue. It is a basketweave and much easier to make than it looks.
I crocheted around the edges and added one row of crocheted shells on the bottom of one edge. I can close it with a pin or simply wrap it around my neck.
As you can see, my scarf isn't done in even squares but rather more like rectangles. That was achieved by adding a few more rows before reversing the pattern.

There are many patterns to be found on the net and here is one that looked clear to follow.

How to Knit Basketweave Stitch
from Dummies.com
Like many stitches, the basketwaeve stitch looks complicated but is actually very easy to create. Basketweave stitch got its name for obvious reasons, as you can see.
Try your hand at knitting basic basketweave:
  1. Cast on a multiple of 8 sts, plus 5 sts.
  2. Follow this stitch pattern:
    Rows 1 and 5 (RS): Knit.
    Rows 2 and 4: K5, * p3, k5; rep from * to end of row.
    Row 3: P5, * k3, p5; rep from * to end of row.
    Rows 6 and 8: K1, p3, * k5, p3; rep from * to last st, k1.
    Row 7: P1, k3, * p5, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.
  3. Repeat Rows 1–8 to create the pattern.
You can use any number of stitches for each block — 4 x 4, 5 x 5, 3 x 7, and so on — for variations on the basic basketweave.
Above is an example of a Rib Stitch that was worked up from the long side by casting on lots of stitches and working fewer rows.
This scarf is knitted in the stockinette stitch (all knits) with a contrast color stripe. It is years old but a favorite because it is so soft and warm!
Here is a terrific masculine scarf for guys worked in the Rib Stitch. My husband wears it everyday. I used two strands of yarn and because of the ribbing, it keeps him toasty warm!
I searched the net to give credit to the creator of this pattern and found it @
I Live On A Farm.
Here is the pattern I followed to make a Rib Stitch Scarf:
New York Scarf: A Guy’s Woolie Warmer
2 skiens Suri Merino from Plymouth Yarn Co. in color #402
2 size U.S. 6 dpns or straight knitting needles
Large tapestry needle

Cast on 35 stitches.
Rows 1 and 2: Knit.
Row 3: *K3, P2*. Repeat from * to * across row.
Note Correction to Row 4 [posted 6 Nov 07]:
Row 4: *K2, P3*. Repeat from * to * across row.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until scarf measures approximately 65 inches in length.
Knit 2 more rows.
Bind off.
Using the tapestry needle, weave ends of yarn into stitches securely.
Gently block scarf to measure four and one half inches across.

I just started another scarf using the above pattern, this time in a variegated chunky yarn by Bernat.
You make also like this knitted cowl post here:
or this little scarf for your pup or a child here:

There are affiliate links in this post. That means if you buy something from that link, I will earn a small commission, but it won’t cost you anything additional.


Ebie said...

The angora blue scarf is so soft and love it! Unfortunately I cannot knit, I can only crochet!
Great for outdoors!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Your scarves are beautiful!! Love the colors you choose too. Sure wish I knew how to knit!! or chrochet for that matter.

Julie Harward said...

I think they are so cute..and so much better than a bulky scarf! I am not a knitter..but I like these! I'm having a give a way..come say hi :D

Lenore said...

All your scarves are simply lovely but I believe I like the basket weave the best.
Isn't it great to work on a project that looks complicated but is easy to complete?
Thanks for the patterns!

kim said...

Great scarves. I do not know how to knit. I love that blue one.

Mary said...

Wow, beautiful! One of my best friends is a great knitter, and she is very generous with her work -- I have scarves, hats and socks galore, all wonderful! Your work is gorgeous -- thanks for sharing at MM. :)

Tara said...

I love all of those. I have several scarves. They help keep you so warm. I am ready for some warmer temperatures though!

aviewfromme said...

Oohh those are so pretty! That blue is my favorite. How neat to share the instructions with us. ~Jeanne

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Scarves are one of my favorite things to knit - I'm working on one right now actually!

Your scarves are ALL so beautiful! And I appreciate the information on the stitches, I will be trying some of these.

Sherry said...

Your knitting is so chic. Such nice pictures.

grey like snuffie said...

What fun. I got a desk top daily calendar with a different pattern on each day....I can hardly wait to start making some things with some of them. I, too, am always cold...so I'm loving all the scarves and gloves that I've been making.

marie said...

Your scarfs are beautiful...I wish that i could knit or crochet. I've tried several times to teach myself, but my fingers keep getting in the way! : ) I wish I could sit down and take some lessons from you.

Miss Jen said...

Your knitting is just gorgeous, Mrs.H!!
Love the colors you have selected too. ;)
*hugs* It's always great to visit you!!!!

Blessings~ Jen

Pat@BPM said...

I love to wear scarves too. Yours are beautiful!

Tara said...

Here from LRH...what gorgeous scarves--that tight knit looks super warm! What a nice blog here!

Snap said...

What fun! I love to knit and crochet. Your scarves are wonderful. Thanks for all the patterns and links. This should keep me busy for awhile! :D :D

g.suzie said...

I love scarves too, and it is still super cold here! I tried my hand a knitting but I only got to 1st base. Fun scarves kudos to you!

Lynn said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the pretty blue scarf. Looks so soft and warm. Thank you again for all the precious prayers for Terry's healing. Have a wonderful day!

Debbie said...

You make beautiful scarves! My favorite is the blue angora one, with the little broach on it, so pretty!~

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

Knitting is such a wonderful talent! Your scarves are beautiful!
Have a warm and wonderful week!

Sharon said...

Wow! Beautiful scarves!

The Watts Family said...

Wow they are all beautiful I am just amazed at how well you knit and crochet. Those scarves are lovely...and what a wonderful way to keep warm. Wonderful pictures ~Blessings Love Heather

Ann said...

I can crochet but I never did get the hang of knitting. Those scarfs are beautiful especially that angora one. love the colors

The B's said...

Oooh! You've got me itching to learn to knit now ~ gorgeous scarves! I'm simply amazed at your creative talent in so many areas...crocheting, knitting, cooking, baking, photography, paper crafts, mothering, grandmothering...=)

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