Mobile Menu IconMenu
Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Shadow Knitting Scarf

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Scarf Knitting Pattern

This pattern was inspired by the technique from the wonderful book Shadow Knitting by Vivian Hoxbro.

Size: 58" x 7.5" (147 cm x 19 cm)

Skills Required/Techniques Used:
--Knit & purl, cast on & bind off


Elann (affiliate link) Peruvian Highland Wool worsted weight yarn, color Black, 50 g / 100 m (109 yards) - 2 skeins. (A)
Elann (affiliate link) Peruvian Highland Wool worsted weight yarn, color Light Grey Heather, 50 g / 100 m (109 yards) - 2 skeins. (B)


Gauge: 16 st x 30 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Pattern Notes:

Edge stitches: slip the first st in a row and purl the last one.

Short Overview of the Pattern:

The scarf is worked sideways with yarns of 2 contrasting colors which alternate every 2 rows.

With yarn A cast on 242 sts and work the first 3 rows with this yarn.
Row 1 (foundation): sl1, k to last st, p1
Row 2: repeat row 1.
Row 3: sl 1, (10 k, 10 p) repeat 12 times, 1 p.
Row 4 with yarn B: sl1, k to last st, p1
Row 5: sl 1, (10 p, 10 k) repeat 12 times, 1 p.
Repeat rows 2-5 twelve more times times.
Repeat rows 2-3 with yarn A one more time.
The last row: sl1, k to last st, p1. Bind off.

Weave in yarn ends. Make fringe from A and B yarns.


Download PDF  


There are 2 total comments on this article.

Leave a comment about the article.
Poster: Gail
January 6, 2015

Thank you for the pattern.
Poster: g cunningham
February 5, 2015

I used an ide from this pattern to make a great pair of socks in 2 shades of green

More Information

If you liked this pattern, you might also like:

Fisherman's Rib Scarf

Shadow Knitting Hat

Elegant Noro Yarn Sweater for Men

Browse Similar Items by Category:

Patterns:Knit >> For Men
Knit >> Scarves
Difficulty Level:2-Easy
Technique:Shadow Knitting
Yarn Weight:Worsted
Yarn Brand:Elann

Mailing List
Enter your e-mail to receive announcements of new free patterns:

Or follow us using: