peruvianprint-knitscarfPattern by Sandi Marshall

The center of this scarf is in stockinette stitch, with a border of all knit stitches on both side edges, making the scarf naturally curl under on the edges, thus giving it a tube look (without actually being a tube).

I knitted it with Red Heart Super Saver Peruvian Print yarn because I was curious to see how long the color changes would go with this yarn before the color pattern would repeat itself.

So far, it’s the length you see in the photo and the color pattern didn’t repeat yet!

This is a very interesting yarn!


Worsted weight yarn – I used Red Heart Super Saver color Peruvian Print, in the example.

I used US Size 8 knitting needles, however, it’s not essential for the scarf to be any certain width so you can certainly use a different size needles, if you prefer.
The length of the scarf will be determined by the number of rows that you decide to knit.


K = knit, P = purl


Cast on 23 stitches.

Row 1: Knit each stitch. (This is the right side.)

Row 2: K 4, P 15, K 4. (This is the wrong side.)

Repeat Rows 1 and 2, as many times as needed to reach the length that you want the scarf to be, then cast off.

The photo on the right shows the full rows of the scarf, while the photo above shows the scarf with the edges curled under (this just naturally happens due to the border of all knit stitches on both edges).

peruvianprint-knitscarf-back-wcThe photo on the left shows the back of the scarf, so you can see how the side edges curl toward the back to form the look of a tube (but the edges are not actually joined together the way a true tube would be).

When made with the materials that I listed, the scarf is about 5 3/4 inches wide when flat and about 3 inches wide show when the side edges curl toward the back.

Gauge is not important for this project since scarves came in an endless variety of widths and yours will be just fine, no problem, if it varies from the measurements of my scarf example.

Just in case, for some reason, you think you want your scarf to be very close to those same measurements, though, the gauge for the example is 5 rows = 1 inch and 4 knit stitches = 1 inch.

I hope you will just have relaxing fun knitting this scarf, though and not worry too much about gauge.

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Coats & Clark Red Heart Super Saver 4 ply 5 oz Peruvian Print Coats & Clark Red Heart Super Saver 4 ply 5 oz Peruvian Print – Red Heart Super Saver is America’s best-selling yarn. It is a worsted weight, 4 Ply yarn that is 100% Acrylic fiber. This premium all-purpose yarn features traditional hand and excellent wash performance, and no-dye-lot solids make it ideal for afghans, sweaters, accessories and home decorating items, as well as apparel. 5 oz Peruvian Print- Colors include White, Green, Blue, Teal, Brown and Black.