Fisherman’s Rib Super Scarf

Fisherman’s Rib Super Scarf

This giant scarf or stole is very easy to knit and super warm, though it is not a fast project. It will be well worth the effort on the coldest days of winter!

It was inspired by the Super Scarf, a very wide and very long scarf, though mine is not quite as long as those (they usually run around 10 feet long). You can always make yours longer if you want, but you will need more yarn.

What you need

2 balls Istex Alafosslopi in color 1236, Burnt Orange
4 balls Istex Alafosslopi in color 57, Gray Heather
or about 200 yards of contrast color and 400 yards of main color in bulky weight yarn of your choice
size 13 US (9 mm) knitting needles

Gauge is not critical but I got 9 stitches per 4 inches/10 cm in Fisherman’s Rib

Finished scarf is about 16.5 inches/42 cm wide and about 7 feet/a little more than 2 meters long


With contrast color, cast on 38 stitches.

Work in Fisherman’s Rib (see below) for 12 inches/30.5 cm.

Change to main color and work in Fisherman’s Rib for 5 feet/1.5 meters.

Change to contrast color and work another 12 inches/ 30.5 cm.

Bind off. Fisherman's Rib super scarf knitting

Fisherman’s Rib

Works on even numbers of stitches.

Cast on and knit 1 row.

Row 1: *K1, knit into the stitch below. Repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 2: *P1, knit into stitch below. Repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p2.

Repeat these two rows for pattern.

To knit into the stitch below, place your needle into the middle of the V of the stitch from the previous row, knit it like you normally would, and slide the stitch off the left-hand needle.



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