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Bias Knit Scarf Free Knitting Pattern


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Bias Knit Scarf

A closeup of the Bias Knit Scarf.

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If you're looking for a scarf that's just a little bit different, this bias knit scarf is a great option. Working on the bias with a self-striping yarn means your stripes will come out on the diagonal. Because it's skinny Stockinette with a bias, this scarf curls a lot, too, but I really like the look and think it adds to the fun.

Just one ball of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn makes the scarf and a pair of bias knit mitts, making a prefect set for you or to knit for a gift.


  • one ball Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn (I used the Parrot colorway), or about 170 yards medium weight yarn of your choice
  • one pair size 8 US (5 mm) knitting needles
  • scissors and yarn needle


Gauge is not critical for this project, but I got 19 stitches and 24 rows per 4 inches (4.75 stitches and 6 rows per inch) in bias Stockinette Stitch


Finished scarf is about 3 inches wide and 6 feet long

Knitting the Scarf:

  1. Cast on 14 stitches.
  2. Purl 1 row.
  3. Knit 1, make 1, knit to 3 stitches from the end, knit 2 together, knit 1.
  4. Repeat these 2 rows until piece measures 6 feet, or length of your choice.
  5. Bind off.

Blocking does help take some of the curl out of the scarf, but in time it will corkscrew again. It's part of the look so don't worry too much about it.

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