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Chain Stitch Scarf Knitting Pattern



Chain stitch creates a soft texture in this free scarf knitting pattern from Bernat Yarns in Bamboo yarn. Knit lengthwise on circular needles, the scarf is quick and easy. Use the chain stitch technique on other projects.

Knit Chain Stitch Scarf


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  • Yarn: Bernat Bamboo (60 g / 2.1 oz) 2 balls of #92425 (Rosehip)
  • Circular Knitting Needle: Size 6 mm (U.S. 10) 16 ins 40 cm long or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 14 sts and 20 rows = 4 ins 10 cm in stocking st.

Measurements: 5 x 50 ins 12.5 x 127 cm


Cast on 171 sts. Do not join in rnd. Working back and forth in rows, proceed as follows:

1st row: (WS). Knit.

2nd row: *P1. Sl1P. Rep from * to last st. P1.

3rd row: K2. *Sl1. K1. Rep from * to last st. K1.

4th to 7th rows: Beg with a knit row, work in stocking st.

Rep 2nd to 7th rows for 5 ins [12.5 cm], then 2nd and 3rd rows once.

Next row: Knit. Cast off knitwise (WS).

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Dec 21, 2013

Thanks for the free pattern for the chain stitch scarf. I have a problem. 1st row went well. At end of 2nd row the yarn was connected to other end of circular needle. Do I cut off the yarn to continue on to 3rd row? I wan to give this scarf to my son by Christmas. Please help! Can you e-mail solution to nroll@optonline.net? Thanks again. Nina


Apr 28, 2013

When I bought the yarn, I bought a third skein because I didn't think two would be enough. I was right. I needed three. I opted for a multi-color yarn and although it looks nice, it would have been better in a solid color. I also was expecting a different look based on the picture, but I like the result I got anyway.


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Apr 7, 2010

such a beautiful scarf


Mar 12, 2010

I had no problem with this pattern other than it needed to be twice as long. Row 1..Knit across Row 2.. P1, SL1(as to purl) continue this across ending with P1 Row 3.. K2, SL1(as to knit), K1 continue to SL1, K1 across ending with K2 (you will have a K2 at the beginnning and end) Rows 4 thru 7 Knit 1 row Purl 1 row repeat rows 2 thru 7 Don't think I can upload a picture here. You can get with me at thepacrat@comcast.net Hope this helps


Mar 8, 2010

where are the answers to these questions? I have the same questions and am not finding the help.


Mar 6, 2010

Just went on the Bernat website the pattern is there. They have a section with all the abbreviations and Sl1p means slip purlwise. Hope this helps. It looks like a very nice scarf when finished.


Mar 6, 2010

I read the instructions and this is my interpretation.... Row 2 Purl 1, slip 1 as if to purl.....I think that is what they mean Row 3 Knit 2, slip 2, knit 1. I think you have to try a few rows see if it works. I cant seem to enlarge the photo to see the pattern. Can you do this?


Feb 28, 2010

I have started this patteren a few times now and it doesn't turn out like the picture at all. Do you think that maybe the picture is incorrect for this patteren or vice visa? Please let me know if I am wrong. I would love to make this but want it to be just like the picture.


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