Red Herring Scarf Knitting Pattern
This handsome, unisex scarf features a herringbone stitch with a moss stitch border. This pattern is suitable for beginning knitters.
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- 01/11/2009: New pattern template, but no major changes to the instructions.
- 09/23/2008: I seem to have overridden the corrected version of the pattern by accident during an update. If you downloaded this pattern between 07/11/2008 and now, please download and use this version instead. I’ve also updated the link to KnittingHelp.com.
- 01/06/2007: Error in herringbone stitch w/moss stitch border pattern fixed.
- 01/05/2007: Notes added for clarity.
Although this pattern is available free for non-commercial use, please consider making a small donation in support of the time and effort that went into this design. Thank you!
Skill Level: Beginner
Size: 8" (20 cm) wide x 60" (150 cm) long w/o fringe
Yarn: Rowan Cashsoft DK (50% extra-fine merino wool, 40% microfiber, 10% cashmere; 142 yds/130 m per 1¾ oz/50 g), shown in #521; 4 skeins
A note on yarn selection: This pattern uses a stockinette-based stitch and thus has a strong tendency to curl. If using Rowan Cashsoft DK, you may wish to block and iron the finished scarf to reduce this tendency.
If substituting yarn, it’s recommended to choose a yarn that is mostly natural fiber. In addition, the zigzag/striping effect will show up best in a yarn with good stitch definition and a bit of sheen.
This pattern is simple enough to be a first or second project for a new knitter or a quick, easy knit for a more advanced knitter. The combination of the moss stitch and herringbone stitch would make a good exercise for learning how to read your knitting. This pattern includes:
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