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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


thanks! so glad to get a

thanks! so glad to get a reply!! after untying and redoing multiple times i seem to have gotten it right!

one more question: for step 5, after i have knitted the first three rows, do i repeat row 1(loop-skip), row 2 (knit) and row 3 (loop-skip) in this order? like 1-2-3-1-2-3-1-2-3

or do i do row 1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2-1?

and for step 5 row 4(which is

and for step 5 row 4(which is row 2 repeated right?) i ended my last stitch as a knit (as per your instruction for row2) and the second last stitch was a loop-stitch instead of a stitch.. hmmm am i right? have uploaded a picture for you


I think you confuse the 2nd

I think you confuse the 2nd row with the 1st row or 3rd row. For the 2nd row (wrong side) it is necessary to purl sts. You may watch the video how I purled a regular stitch with a loop.

Hi peiqiyio,

Hi peiqiyio,
After you knit the 1st three rows, work your 4th row as your 2nd row. Then repeat the pattern starting from the 1st row (1, 2, 3, 4=2, 1, 2, 3, 4=2, and so on).

would you reprint your

would you reprint your pattern for men’s scarf to match your video? detail all such as : slip 1 stitch purl wise and at the beginning of each row if you are to slip one stitch before knitting the pattern!!! The scarf is very pretty and i would like my scarf to match picture. Thank you, Marjorie