In this post and its video tutorial, you can learn how to knit the Mistake Rib while making a quick and comfy scarf for winter. While my model is in a super bulky yarn, you can easily adjust this pattern to accommodate any weight of yarn as long as you follow the math and knit with the appropriate sized needles. And it’s fully reversible!
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Finished Size: Approximately 10” wide x 62” long
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Materials: 210 yds Super Bulky weight yarn. Model shown in 2 skeins Bernat Softee Chunky (100% acrylic; 100g/108yds) in Faded Denim
Knitting needles size 11/8.00mm or size needed to get a pleasing fabric – gauge is not critical for this pattern.
Optional – 2 stitch markers
Gauge: 8 sts x 12 rows = 4” in pattern stitch
k – knit
p – purl
rep – repeat
Cast on 21 sts (to change size see modification notes below!).
Knit 6 rows.
Pattern row: K3, *k2, p2. Rep from * until 6 sts remain, k2, p1, k3.
Rep Pattern Row until work measures about 1 1/2” less than desired length, or you are down to about 12 yards of yarn.
Knit 6 rows, bind off knitwise.
Notes on Modifications:
If you want to make your scarf wider or narrower, or perhaps you are using a different weight of yarn (with the appropriate size needles of course) and you need to really adjust your cast-on this is all you need to know – your borders need to be the same on either side (I used 3 stitches) and your center section needs to be a multiple of 4 stitches + 3.
So in the case of this scarf I have 3 stitches for each border (6 sts) and 15 in the center (3 x 4 = 12 + 3 = 15). 15 + 6 = 21.
Now you can use this stitch for any sort of project, with any sort of yarn that you like, from a fingering weight scarf to a Jumbo blanket!