The Man Scarf – Free Knitting Pattern

When you have those men in your life that are so hard to gift for, this is the scarf you need. It tucks into a jacket easily, knits up quickly, and has just enough function to look like you have gone over and above for the gift.

Scarf with a slot to hold the end of it in place

You will need:
– 4-5 balls of yarn (250-300gm) depending on length of scarf required
– 5mm knitting needles
– Darning needle

Clearer view of the pattern and the slot

Cast on 40 stitches

This whole scarf is knit in a fishermans rib – so it has a great texture, and won’t curl. It is a 2 row repeating pattern.
Row 1: Knit 3, purl 1 – repeat over the whole row
Row 2: Knit 2, (purl 1, knit 3) – repeat bracketed section to the last 2, purl 1, knit 1

Continue the pattern for 30cm.

You will now split the scarf into halves – knit the pattern for the first 20 stitches. Slip the remaining 20 onto a stitch holder for now. Continue the pattern on the first 20 stitches for 30 rows. Slip these 20 onto a stitch holder and complete 30 rows on the second 20 stitches. Rejoin the 2 sections as one.

Continue the pattern for all 4-5 balls – or as long as you want your scarf to be. Cast off.


5 thoughts on “The Man Scarf – Free Knitting Pattern

    • Basically you just either leave them on the needles and not knit them, or slip them onto a safety pin. What you are trying to do is knit the sides of the scarf separately for the section with the hole in it. When you have both sides at the same length, you just knit them back together as one piece. I hope that makes sense? If not, I can make a video to show you.

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