A Winter Slit Scarf Pattern

Slit scarves seem to be the “in” thing right now. There is nothing nicer than wrapping a beautiful, warm scarf around your neck just as you step outside into the very cold air.

Of course, you don’t have to be heading outdoors in order to enjoy wearing pretty scarves. Along with our favorite pieces of jewelry, nothing so accents a person as a well-placed scarf around one’s neck and shoulders.


picture of slit scarf


As Winter winds down, I created a warm comfortable scarf which will sit perfectly around your neck. Made of Caron’s Simply Soft yarn, I chose the beautiful grape color which goes with just about anything you’re wearing!

This scarf runs about 27” in length; not long but it sits comfortably around your neck and one end is pulled through the simple chain stitch “slit” which sits at the bottom of the other side. It’s chunky and fun and looks like it was tailor-made just for you!

So here is a Winter Slit Scarf Pattern:

I used a size 8 needle
1 skein (6 oz.) Simply Soft yarn
Cable needle
Crochet hook

Cast on 40 stitches.

***On each end of every row, you will K1, p1, k1, p1, then knit the pattern row, then k1, p1, k1, p1.

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11:  4 beginning sts, *(Yo, k2tog) 4 times, k8; rep from *, 4 ending sts..

Rows 2, 4, 8, and 10: 4 beginning sts, Purl, 4 ending sts.

Row 6: 4 beginning sts,  *C8P, p8; rep from *, 4 ending sts.

Rows 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 22:  4 beginning sts, * (P2tog, yo) 4 times, p8; rep from *, 4 ending sts.

Rows 13, 15, 19 and 21: 4 beginning sts,  Knit, 4 ending sts.

Row 17:  4 beginning sts, *C8K, k8; rep from *, 4 ending sts.

C8P: slip 4 sts onto cable needle and hold in front, purl next 4 sts from row, then purl 4 sts from the cable needle.
C8K: slip 4 sts onto cable needle and hold in front, knit next 4 sts from row, then knit 4 sts from the cable needle.

I always keep a running total of each row I knit, and using a little yellow post-it note always keeps me on exactly the right row. If I have to leave my knitting for a while, I write down the last row knitted so as to know right where to pick up!

Knit these 22 rows until desired length. Bind off and weave in all stitches.

Approx 4” from bottom of one side (RS), attach yarn and using a crochet hook, chain 20 stitches. Attach loose end of chain about 1” from bottom of scarf for your slit.


picture of slit scarf laid out


When wearing your scarf, pull other end of scarf through the  slit. Tighten as desired. You’ll be sure to get compliments on this one and when someone asks you where you got that cute scarf, just say, “right off of my knitting needles!”

Take your knitting to heart!





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