Nov 29, 2012

Knitting Pattern for Long Stripy Scarf

Long Stripy Scarf
by Stana D.S.

This scarf is simple, and easy to make. I used off white almost beige color and taupe (grey-brown color), but it can be done in any color combination. The scarf is 9 feet (108"; 274cm) long and the sides will curl, even if you block the scarf. It is possible to make the scarf shorter, or longer, you will just need to add or delete few stripes.

Yarn:  Approximately 9oz (255gr) in off white color, and 5oz (142gr) in taupe color in medium worsted weight. I would suggest 2 - 3 balls in off white color and 2 balls in taupe color, or any color you like.

Recommended Needle Size: US#3/3.25mm, or the needle size suggested on the yarn label.

Notions: Scissors, yarn needle.

This scarf is knitted in stockinette stitch (1 row knit, next row purl). With the main color cast on 50sts.
Knit in stockinette stitch 105 rows (16"; 41cm) in off white color.
Attach the taupe color. Keep both yarns attached, and twist the unused yarn around the yarn you work with on the edge of your knitting  every few rows to keep the strings from being too long.
Knit 10 rows in taupe color
Knit 10 rows in off white color
Repeat this pattern until you almost reached the desired length of scarf. For the 9 feet long scarf I have made 25 taupe color stripes and 24 off white stripes ( 490 rows )
Cut the taupe color and continue in off white color 105 rows (16"; 41cm). Cast off sts in the last row.

Finishing: Weave in the ends.

Copyright: This pattern was design and written by Stana D.S.
The pattern is for personal use only. The finished items may not be sold for profit; except for charity purposes.
Please acknowledge the author. Thank you.


  1. I love this scarf. My DGD loves giraffe's and I will make it in giraffe colors.

    1. thank you for your compliment.
      I think the scarf will look great in the giraffe's colors,
      Happy knitting

  2. Schöner Schal - gefällt mir gut! Schöne Adventszeit!!!

    1. Hello Grit,
      thank you for your kind comment.
      Have wonderful Holidays,

  3. This is the exact pattern I was looking for!
    What was the thickness of the yarn you used?

    1. Hello Sarah, I have used medium worsted weight yarn, I am not sure which brand I have used, but it might have been Lion's brand yarn Wool-ease (off white), and Lion's brand yarn cotton-ease (taupe color). Basically any yarn in the medium worsted weight will work, even the sports weight yarn will work fine also. If you use the bulky type you would have to adjust the numbers of stitches and rows according to your swatching, and the same would go for lace yarn.
      Happy knitting