The Slipped Stitches Scarf Free Knitting Pattern
I don’t usually share my knitting patterns until I have tried them a few times myself. This time, I am so excited I just can’t wait that long. So, I am releasing the pattern for my Slipped Stitches Scarf before I have finished knitting it myself. Let’s call this a free test knitting pattern for now? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you find any errors. Happy knitting!
In this pattern, you will need two needle sizes. The smaller needle will be used to cast on the first row of stitches. Then, you will knit the second row with a larger needle held in your right hand. Once you have knit all the stitches off the smaller needle, set the small needles aside. Make the remainder of the scarf with the larger (US No. 8 / 5 mm) needles. (Find a full tutorial about switching needle sizes here.)
After you have switched to the larger needles, remember not to knit too tightly or you will have difficulty working the next row. Because of all the slipped stitches in this design, the fabric of this scarf is more tightly woven and slightly thicker than a scarf made in Garter Stitch.
About This Free Slipped Stitches Scarf Knitting Pattern
This is an easy-level scarf pattern, but it does require following a pattern that includes slipped stitches. You will need to know how to make a long-tail cast on, knit, slip stitches purlwise, slip stitches knitwise, and bind off in pattern. Visit my Learn to Knit Guide if you need to learn any of these skills before you start.
•Yarn Suggestions: Use a soft yarn fiber for this project, such as acrylic, wool, silk, alpaca, or a soft fiber blend. This scarf is particularly attractive in variegated (multicolored) yarn.
Long Circular Needles
36-inch (91 cm) long US No. 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle (or three sizes smaller than needles used to obtain gauge)
36-inch (91 cm) long US No. 8 (5.0 mm) circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Or Straight Needles
9-inch (23 cm) long US 5 (3.75 mm) straight needles (or three sizes smaller than needles used to obtain gauge)
9-inch (23 cm) long US No. 8 (5.0 mm) straight needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Two 315-yard (6 ounce) skeins of worsted weight yarn, in your choice of color.*
– one standard scarf uses about 420 yards (8 oz.)
*Shown in Caron Simply Soft Yarn “Iris” and “Spring Brook” (#AffiliateLinks). Weights estimated with Caron Simply Soft yarn; other yarn weights may vary. Weight does not include gauge swatch. A 4×4 inch gauge swatch with a 2 row by 3 stitch border uses an additional 21 yards (0.4 oz.).
A measuring tape and a darning needle.
18 stitches x 24 rows = 4 x 4 inches in stockinette stitch on No. 8 (5.0 mm) needles. (Learn how to check your gauge here.)
k = knit
sl1pwyif = slip one stitch purlwise with yarn in front
sl1kwyib = slip one stitch knitwise with yarn in back
sl1kwyif = slip one stitch knitwise with yarn in front
** = repeat the pattern between the asterisks
Instructions: Slipped Stitches Scarf
(7 inches x 5 feet or desired length)
[Using No. 5 needles] Row 1: Cast on 42 stitches. Turn.
[Switch to No. 8 needles] Row 2: sl1pwyif, *k 1, sl1kwyif* x 20, k 1. (42 stitches) Turn.
Row 3: sl1pwyif, *k 1, sl1kwyib* x 20, k 1. (42 stitches) Turn.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until scarf measures 5 feet or your desired length.
Print the Free Slipped Stitches Scarf Knitting Pattern
©2021, Liz Chandler of PurlsAndPixels.
This pattern is for personal use, gifting, and charitable donation of completed items. You may also sell handmade items created using this pattern. Do not copy this pattern and distribute it. If you’d like to share the pattern, refer your friends to my website, purlsandpixels.com so they may obtain a copy.
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