A simple, sophisticated scarf that’s warm and cozy in a merino/cashmere blend. This pattern uses double-knit hems and an I-cord edging to keep the lines clean and the edges from curling. The hems and edging are explained step-by-step, so no prior experience with double-knitting or I-cord edges is required.

Different weights of yarn can be substituted, but you will need to check your gauge and make adjustments in stitch counts and meterage to get the size scarf you want.

Finished measurements: approximately 20.5 cm wide and 183 cm long

Gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rows to 10 cm in stockinette

Note: Though conversions to the metric system have been made on this page for your convenience, the pattern itself uses American measurements.


  • Knitting pattern for simple, sophisticated, unisex scarf
  • Suitable for advanced beginners

Materials you need at home:

  • Approximately 450 m of DK-weight yarn. Samples were knit in Knit Picks Capra (merino/cashmere blend)
  • 4.0 mm/US needles, or size needed to obtain gauge and/or a fabric you like. Gauge is not critical, but will affect the finished size and meterage required
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
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Laura Aylor

If ‘knitting designer’ had been one of the job choices for those aptitude tests they give you in high school, I wouldn’t have spent so many years trying to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. My best subject in high school was math; my best classes in college were logic, drawing, and a commercial art class. After careers in computer programming/analysis and child-rearing, knit design snuck up on me, but I think it’s the perfect use of my odd skill set! I love every step of the process, from figuring out how to actually make what I’ve envisioned to putting the finishing touches on a pattern, not to mention all the knitting that comes in between!

I also love reading and hiking and spending time on Brier Island in Nova Scotia every summer.

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