This simple rib scarf pattern is another project for you to exercise your new knitting skills that will enable you to create a beautiful and practical item to add to your winter wardrobe.
This pattern is for a narrow scarf knitted in a two by two rib. I knitted my scarf using a white 8 ply pure wool and am very pleased with the result. Although more 'difficult' than the Garter Stitch Scarf it is still easy enough for most beginners to make!
© Knitting Naturally - Simple Rib Scarf Pattern
This scarf is approximately 200 cm long without the fringe and 12 cm wide.
To make this scarf you will need approximately 500 metres of 8 ply yarn. If you are using 100 percent pure wool that equates to approximately 5 x 50gm balls of 8 ply wool.
If you decide to use a wool blend or an acrylic the number of balls will be reduced as these types of wool weigh much less than pure wool.
For this Simple Rib Scarf you will need a pair of 4.50 mm single pointed needles (or the size required to give your the correct tension.
The tension for this scarf is 36 stitches and 24 rows for a 10cm square.
Note: Your tension should be measured while your ribbed fabric is in it's resting state - do not stretch your square when you are measuring it!
Cast on 42 stitches.
1st Row: K2, *P2, K2, repeat from * to end.
2nd Row: K1, P1, K2, *P2, K2 repeat from * to last two stitches, P1, K1.
Repeat 1st and 2nd rows until your work measures 200cm.
Cast off rib-wise.
If you are happy with your scarf the way it is, then you have finished your scarf.
But if you would like to add a special touch you can add a fringe, although personally, I don't think this particular scarf needs a fringe.
However if you do want to add a fringe, here are the instructions:
Cut 12cm lengths of yarn. Separate out four strands and fold in half.
Using a crochet hook to pull the loop through the knitted fabric and then threading the ends through the loop to form a knot. Repeat along both edges of the scarf.