Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf

This Easy Mistake Stitch scarf is made with Jade Sapphire's gorgeous 12-ply cashmere in color "Green Tea". If you know how to knit and purl you can make this scarf! Mistake Stitch creates a deep and lofty rib that looks like so much more work than it actually is.

If you're curious about the orange scarf on the right, you can find the complete instructions at this link:



4.5 stitches per inch in rib pattern, slightly stretched

Finished Measurements

48-inches long by approximately 8-inches wide

Pattern Note

Mistake rib is a multiple of 4+3

The Pattern

Cast on 39 stitches.

K2, p2, repeat to last 3 stitches, k2, p1.

Repeat this row. That's it!

Sew in ends, wash gently by hand, block and let air dry.

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  1. laura flint says:

    Could I make this scarf on circular needles if yes please tell me how many stitches to cast using size ten needles bulky weight yarn

    • Molly from the Purl Bee says:

      Hi Laura-

      You could make this scarf on circular needles if you use the needles to knit back and forth and not in a circle. We actually use circular needles for all of our projects.

      You probably don’t need to change the cast on number because it sounds like you are using similar yarn with only slightly smaller needles. But if you would like to change the cast on just make sure the cast on number is a multiple of 4 plus 3.



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