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The Milan Scarf Knitting Pattern

This stunning scarf is a classy addition to your cold-weather attire!

By: Kimberly Mackay for
The Milan Scarf Knitting Pattern
The Milan Scarf Knitting Pattern

Make a delicious new accessory for your winter wardrobe. The Milan scarf knitting pattern looks like simple garter stitch at first glance, but there's more to the story. Create beautiful eyelet detailing as the pattern goes on. This is a lovely pattern for beginners because much of it is completed in garter stitch, but the lacy detailing at the ends makes this a beautiful scarf that experienced knitters will enjoy completing. And look at that delicious texture! Made with soft, chunky yarn, this is the perfect project to work up for everyday use come winter.


Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge4 in. = 13-15 sts

Finished SizeApprox. 84’’ Long. 8” Widel.

Materials List

  • 3 Skeins Malabrigo Mecha Yarn
  • US 10.75 (7 mm) Knitting Needles
  • Tapestry Needle and Scissors
  • A stitch marker may be helpful to keep track of stitch count.


From Darn Good Yarn: "Say hello to your new winter best friend, the Milan Scarf! You don't have to compromise on your outfit to keep warm with this soft and luscious chunky scarf made from DGY Malabrigo Mecha Yarn. Designed by the talented Kimberly Mackay aka @CoziKnots"


Note: Stitch Counts per row are listed in brackets <>.

Begin: Using the Long Tail CO method , cast on 29 sts.

  1. Row 1 (RS): K all sts.  <29 sts>

  2. Rows 2-6: Repeat Row 1.  <29 sts>


  1. Row 7 (RS): K all sts. <29 sts>

  2. Row 8 (WS): P all sts.  <29 sts>

  3. Row 9: K all sts. <29 sts>

  4. Row 10: K all sts. <29 sts>

  5. Row 11: *K2tog, yo* <29 sts>

  6. Row 12: K all sts. <29 sts>

  7. Repeat: Rows 7-12 for 11 more sets (72 rows total).


  1. Row 79 (RS): K all sts. <29 sts>

  2. Rows 80 (WS): K all sts. <29 sts>

  3. Rows 81-349: Repeat Row 79-80. Piece will measure approx. 67’’ long. Finish with a RS row.   <29 sts>


(Inverse of Ribbon Eyelet Section 1)

  1. Row 350 (WS): K all sts. <29 sts>

  2. Row 351 (RS):*K2tog, yo* <29 sts>

  3. Row 352: K all sts. <29 sts>

  4. Row 353: K all sts. <29 sts>

  5. Row 354: P all sts.  <29 sts>

  6. Row 355: K all sts. <29 sts>

  7. Repeat: Rows 350-355 for 11 more sets (72 rows total).


  1. Row 422 (WS): K all sts. <29 sts>

  2. Rows 423-427 (WS): K all sts. <29 sts>

  3. Finishing: Bind off and weave in ends.


Knit 2 Sts Together
Right Side
Wrong Side
Yarn Over
Repeat Pattern in Asterisk
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It was cabled and for my dad

This looks lovely, warm, and soft! I will definitely be making this one in purple.

I cant remember the color of my first scarf but I know it was worsted weight acrylic on size 8 needles. It was probably all garter stitch.

Thanks for the pattern, it looks fun. I cant remember the 1st scarf I ever made, must have been 65 years go! Probably garter stitch all the way.

Thank you so much for this pattern

It was pretty bad. I was in grade one or two and it was made in school colors black and red. The stitches were uneven, dropped or added, but I was pretty proud of myself anyway.

The first scarf I remember knitting was shocking pink (then very popular color) with very little patterning. I haven't even seen it in 50 years, so don't remember the details!

My first scarf was too skinny, too short, uneven had too much fringe I loved it!!


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