Manly Scarf #8: Knotted Rib Scarf (Free Pattern – Updated)

(This is an updated version of the pattern that was first published under my old PurpleSage Designs label in 2009. See the Original blog post here.)

knotted rib scarf
Knotted Rib Scarf
front and back resized and opt
RS and WS of scarf
close up of rib pattern
Close up of Right Side

Manly Scarf # 8: Knotted Rib Scarf

© 2009, 2014

6.5 x 36(72) in / 17 x 91(182) cm

230 (460) yds / 210 (420) m worsted weight yarn; sample in Kertzer Northern Worsted (100% Acrylic; 230yds / 210m per 100g ball)

4 mm / US6 or size required to obtain gauge

21 sts and 28 rows over 4″ / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked

Tapestry needle to weave in ends


Scarf is knit flat.

Stitch Pattern used: Knotted Rib from The Harmony Guides: 450 Knitting Stitches Volume 2 (2004)


BO         bind off
cm         centimetre
CO         cast on
DPN       double pointed needle
EoR        end of round / row
in / ”      inch(es)
k            knit
k2tog     knit 2 sts together
kfb         knit into front and back of same stitch
p           purl
p2tog     purl 2 sts together
pfb        knit into front and back of same stitch
R           row
rep        repeat
Rnd        round
RS          Right Side (public)
st(s)       stitch(es)



CO 38 sts.


R1 (RS): [K1, p1] 2 times; p2, * kfb, p4; rep from * to last 7 sts; kfb, p2, [k1, p1] 2 times.

R2: [p1, k1] 2 times; k2, * p2tog, k4; rep from * to last 8 sts; p2tog, k2, [p1, k1] 2 times.

Repeat these 2 rows until scarf is desired length.


Bind off in pattern.

Cut yarn leaving a 6” / 15cm tail.

Weave in ends.

Since the scarf is mainly purl on the RS and knit on the WS, it does have a tendency to curl along the length of the scarf, so blocking is in order.


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