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Garter Drop-Stitch Scarf

By: Michele Maks for Red Heart

Garter Drop-Stitch Scarf

When you first learn how to knit, looking at all of the patterns available can sometimes be a bit intimidating. The Garter Drop-Stitch Scarf is the knit scarf pattern made with beginner knitters in mind. Now, you can learn how to knit a scarf with a new look and feel to it without deviating too much from the simple garter stitch knitting quite yet. This is one quick and easy knit it won't take you long to bind off on. Of course, you don't have to be a beginner to take up this beautiful knitted scarf. Knitters of all skill levels can use the Garter Drop-Stitch Scarf as a nice, stress-free knitting pattern to cast on between projects.


Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • RED HEART® With Love®: 1 skein 1252 Mango
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 5.5mm [US 9]
  • Yarn needle


GAUGE: 26 sts = 7” [18 cm]; 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter stitch wrap pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.

Scarf measures 7” wide x 60” long [18 cm x 151 cm].


cm = centimeter
k = knit
mm = millimeters
st(s) = stitch(es)
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated


  1. Lightly pull the scarf in a downward motion when you finish a row. This will open and straighten the wrapped sts that you have dropped off the needle.


Cast on 26 sts.
Rows 1-4: Knit across row.
Row 5: K1, wrap yarn around needle 2 times, *K1, wrap yarn around needle 2 times; repeat from * to end of row, end K1.
Row 6: Knit the knit sts, dropping the wrapped sts off the needle.
Repeat Rows 1-6 until scarf measures 59½” [152 cm] from beginning.
Next Rows: Repeat rows 1-3.
Next Row: Bind off all sts loosely in Knit.

With yarn needle, weave in ends. Lightly block into shape.


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Teaching a couple of young friends to knit so happy with these easy scarf patterns. Knitting a plain garter stitch scarf can be so boring, but this scarg and the goddess lace ladder scarf and the warm winter scarf are wonderful patterns - makes knitting interesting and gives girls a feeling that they are creating something real

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Hi On the garter stitch drop scarf which needle do you wrap the yarn around two times and when you knit them do you knit through both of them ? Thanks !

You always wrap on the working needle, so in this case the right hand needle and you DO NOT work the stitches at all, on the first row you create them by wrapping the yarn twice around the needle after a knit stitch, on the next row, you are simply dropping them to create an elongated stitch, as shown in the pattern. hope this helps.

Looking for the spiral knit hat pattern. ThoughtbI had saved it.

Hi Nancyb1234 4265447, We're not sure which spiral hat pattern you're trying to find, so please enter "Spiral" into the search box at the top of the page. You'll be directed to our entire collection of spiral knit patterns. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting


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