Classic Knit Blanket Scarf

This blanket scarf/shawl is the ultimate in cozy! It is the perfect accessory for long winter walks, or even to wrap yourself up in when lazing around the house on a chilly late winter day.

I created this scarf to be cozy, classic, stylish, and of course fun to knit! The pattern incorporates a broken rib stitch, and instead of a simple rectangular scarf, I decided to taper off the ends by gradually increasing at the beginning, and then decreasing at the end. The tapered ends not only add style, but they can also be easily tucked in after you’ve wrapped yourself up!


I have written out and posted the free pattern for this cozy blanket scarf below on this page.

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Materials:

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Size:

100“ wide (side to side) X 15.5“ deep (top to bottom).

Gauge:

20 stitches, 19 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch (broken rib stitch).

Abbreviations:

K: Knit.
P: Purl.
KFB: Knit in the front and back of the stitch (increase).
PM: Place stitch marker.

Notes:

This scarf is worked from one end to the other as shown in the diagram below.

Pattern:

Cast on 5 stitches (long tail cast on).

Row 1 (Right Side): K2, P1, K2 (5 stitches).

Row 2: K2, KFB, K2 (increase one stitch = 6 stitches).

Row 3: K2, K1, P1, K2.

Row 4: K3, KFB, K2 (increase one stitch = 7 stitches).

Row 5: K2, P1, K1, P1, K2.

Row 6: Knit to last 3 stitches, KFB, K2 (increase one stitch).

Row 7: K2, *K1, P1; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, K2.

Row 8: Knit to last 3 stitches, KFB, K2 (increase one stitch).

Row 9: K2, *P1, K1; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, P1, K2.

Repeat rows 6-9 until you have a total of 73 stitches.  Work will measure 36.5 ” X 15.5” at this point.  This ends the increasing section of the scarf.

Repeat the following two rows until you have knit 27 more inches:

Row 1: Knit all stitches.

Row 2: K2, *P1, K1; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, P1, K2.

At this point we start decreasing to finish off the scarf.  Repeat the following 4 rows until you have 7 stitches remaining:

Row 1: Knit to last 4 stitches, K2Tog, K2 (decrease one stitch).

Row 2: K2, *K1, P1; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, K2.

Row 3: Knit to last 4 stitches, K2Tog, K2 (decrease one stitch).

Row 4: K2, *P1, K1; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, P1, K2.

Complete the following 4 rows and then continue to finishing.

Row 1: K3, K2Tog, K2 (decrease one stitch = 6 stitches).

Row 2: K2, K1, P1, K2.

Row 3: K2, K2Tog, K2 (decrease one stitch = 5 stitches).

Row 4: K2, P1, K2.

Finishing:

Cast off, weave in loose ends, and wet or steam block so that scarf lays flat.


I hope you enjoyed this free pattern and I am so grateful for your support!  Don’t forget that you can purchase the ad-free PDF file.  Purchasing the PDF file helps support this website and allows me to continue to share my patterns and inspiration with you guys!   

Should you have any issues with the download, please email: [email protected] for assistance. 

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