GAUGE: 12 sts and 23 rows = 4 inches. Slight variation in gauge will change the finished size a bit.


  1. Cut thirty 12-inch lengths of yarn from one skein of yarn. Set yarn aside to use for fringe later.
  2. Cast on 15 sts.
  3. Row 1: K across row (RS): 15 sts.
  4. Row 2: P across row (WS): 15 sts.
  5. Rows 3-6: Repeat Rows 1 and 2: 15 sts.
  6. Row 7: P across row (RS): 15 sts.
  7. Row 8: K across row (WS): 15 sts.
  8. Rows 9-12: Repeat Rows 7 and 8: 15 sts.
  9. Repeat Rows 1-12 until all yarn is used or desired length is reached, ending with a Row 6 or 12.

FRINGE: Fold one 12-inch length of yarn in half. Use crochet hook or point of a knitting needle to pull fold of yarn piece through one stitch at a narrow end of scarf. Slip ends of yarn through loop and pull to tighten. Repeat, adding a total of 15 lengths to each narrow end of scarf.

FINISHED SIZE: Scarf is about 5 inches wide x 74 inches long without fringe.


  • k knit
  • p purl
  • RS right side
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • WS wrong side

Simple Knit Scarf from Jane Craig