Knitting pattern: Slip Stitch Scarf

The Slip-Stitch-Scarf is an easy beginner's pattern that produces a stunning scarf. The pattern immitates classic woven/checkered structures with its two colours. But don't be intimidated: you only knit one colour per row.

The slip-stitch-pattern is based on garter stitch so the resulting scarf is really soft, warm and squishy (and you don't even need to know how to purl!). It’s easy to incorporate a very strong second colour without getting too bold. On this example it’s purple framed by grey.

If you want something matching, that is just a bit more challenging, try the Slip-Stitch Flip-Tops.


Fingering to Sport weight yarn.

Shown in Zitron Lifestyle, (100% merino superwash, 111m/169yds per 50g ball) in grey no.13 (Main Colour) and plum no.58 (Contrast Colour).


30 sts = 10cm / 4" in pattern stitch. Getting gauge is not important.


2 balls in Main Colour, 2 balls in Contrast Colour.


Width: 18cm/7“, Length: 127cm/50“ This scarf can be easily made longer or wider.


4mm (US size 6) straight or circular needles.


Tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Required Skills

You should be able to: knit and slip stitches.

Skill Level


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