Messmerland Knitting Patterns ©2006

Long Scarf

Skills Needed: Cast On, Knit, and Cast Off.


Size 10.5 needles, (1) 3.5 ounce skein of worsted-weight yarn, and a yarn sewing needle.


Cast on 20 stitches.

Knit in the garter stitch (knit every row) until the scarf measures 90 cm.
Be careful not to stretch the scarf to measure it.

Cast off the 20 stitches, leaving an end of about 6 inches to weave in and hide with the yarn sewing needle.


Sometime, you might come to a knot in the yarn you are using to knit. This is annoying but not unusual. If that happens, do not ignore the knot and keep knitting. You need to take the knot out and put your own super knot in its place. It is best to do this at the beginning or end of a row. Tie your own knot with ends about 5 inches long. Tie only one knot, for the time being. (You will come back to it later and tie a double knot, after you have knitted a few more rows.) don't worry about the ends showing, because we will hide them when you are finished with the scarf.

After you cast off the scarf stitches, use the yarn sewing needle to darn, or hide the ends by weaving each one into a few stitches along the side or end of the scarf. That way the knot will not come out and cause a hole in your project.


You may leave the ends of the scarf plain, or you may want to add some fringe to finish your scarf. Learn to Knit or Crochet has directions for making fringe.

Photo of Long Scarf

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