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Lightning Fast Mistake Rib Scarf

Lightning Fast Mistake Rib Scarf

Such a simple knit scarf pattern has never looked so professional. The Lightning Fast Mistake Rib Scarf is just the next project for those of you who love making scarves, but don't necessarily love the homemade look. This mistake rib scarf is also just the tutorial to teach how to knit a scarf for beginners, step by step. The deep emerald coloring is especially striking, and both a lovely color for the winter and forthcoming spring, when the cooler weather lingers, but the trees regain their color.


Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Measurements: (with rib unstretched): 7 inches x 70 Inches



  • Black Green Purl Soho’s Mulberry Merino - 4 skeins
  • A US #6 circular or straight needles



  • In stockinette stitch: 24 stitches = 4 inches
  • In pattern stitch: 38 stitches = approximately 4 inches, rib unstretched



Cast on 67 stitches.
Row 1: Slip 1 knitwise, k1, p2, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k2, p1.
Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 70 inches from cast one edge, or until desired length.
Bind off in stitch pattern.
Weave in the ends and enjoy!

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First I have to say that I love this gorgeous green color of the model. The pattern is great too, very easy,an just a little different from other scarves that I've done over the years to make it nice and interesting. Can the wait to get started.

I like the classic look of this scarf. I've been looking for a pattern to make a scarf for my husband. Does this yarn come in a burgundy or deep red? I think a burgundy or deep red would be beautiful with his black coat and still look masculine. This knits up so fast I think I can get it done by Christmas!

this scarf knits up as quickly as its name suggests - and looks brilliant when finished -- didn't have any yarn that colour (have taken the pledge will buy no more yarn until the bins and baskets are empty) but it looks great in a sapphire blue Wondering what it would look like in a merlot

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