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How to knit a scarf for a man


Yarn - Red Heart Soft (color - Charcoal gray) / worsted 4 / Net Weight - 113 g / 212 yds (194 m) / 1.5 balls needed
Needles - 29 in. long circular needles US 5
Scarf Length - 85 inches
Complexity - Easy

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Men’s scarf knitting pattern
Step-by-step knitting instructions
Step 1
Cast on 22 stitches on two needles in order to make the loops bigger. That way it will be easier to knit the first row.
Remove one needle.
1st row (right side) – knit all stitches to end
2nd row (wrong side) –, purl all stitches to end
3rd row –, k to end
4th row –, p to end
1st row (right side) –, [p1, k1] to last one st; p1
2nd row –, [*, k1] to last one st; p1
*keep yarn in front of your work
Alternate 1st and 2nd rows for 12 rows.
Step 4
1st row –, k to end
2nd row –, p to end
Step 5
1st row (right side) –, [yo,**, k1] to last one st; k1
**keep yarn behind your work
2nd row –, [p1, p st and loop together] to last 1st; p1
3rd row –, [k1, yo,**] to last one st; k1
4th row –, [p st and loop together, p1] to last 1st; p1
Repeat the above till you reach the desired length of the scarf.
Step 6
Repeat steps 4, 3, and 2.
Step 7
Cast off, secure, and hide the tail of the yarn. I used all the yarn up for the scarf. However, it might not be your case and you may need to cut the yarn after casting off and then secure it.


[ ] - repeat
k – knit
p – purl – slip stitch
st – stitch
yo – yarn over


Knit a scarf for a man


Hi Sana,

Hi Sana,
I don’t know how to delete the previous message. But I’ve finished the scarf and if actually curled exactly the same way as before :(

Do you have any tips on how to uncurl the scarf?


I love the look of this scarf

I love the look of this scarf. I am a very beginner knitter. Can you please explain or point me to a video of Step five, 2nd row? I get confused after the slip stitch and have watched the video several times. It says :

sl. st 1,[p1, p st and loop together] to last 1st; p1

Thank you so much!