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Knit scarf pattern for man
Knit scarf pattern for man

The last men's scarf pattern I wrote elicited elicited some envy, so I made another. It's a nice man-friendly texture that's fast and easy to knit up. The big needles, bulkier yarn and easy to memorize pattern make this a good pattern for beginners.

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Materials

3 skeins Plymouth Chunky Merino Superwash Color 18 (100 gr, 109 yards; 100% merino wool)

US size 10 14″ needles

Tapestry needle and scissors

Notes

The scarf is 8" wide, which is pretty wide. If you'd prefer a narrower scarf, you can reduce the width by 4 stitch increments.

K- knit

P – purl

Left Twist - (LT) - knit into the second stitch, then knit into the first, slip both stitches off the needle

Cable cast on description

mens scarf knitting pattern
mens scarf knitting pattern

Directions

Setup

Cable cast on 34 sts.

Knit three rows.

Pattern

  • Row 1: K3, *p2, LT* Repeat from * to * until final 3 sts, k3.
  • Row 2: K3, *p2, k2* Repeat from * to * until final 3 sts, k3.
  • Rows 3 & 4: Repeat rows 1 & 2
  • Row 5: K to end
  • Row 6: K3, p to final 3 sts, k3
  • Row 7: K3, *LT, p2* Repeat from * to * until final 3 sts, k3.
  • Row 8: K3, *k2, p2* Repeat from * to * until final 3 sts, k3.
  • Rows 9 & 10: Repeat rows 7 & 8
  • Rows 11 & 12: Repeat rows 5 & 6

Repeat pattern until scarf measures 60″, or you run low on yarn.

Knit three rows.

Scarf texture
Scarf texture