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The Scarf Keeps Growing

You know, it’s a lot easier to crank out a scarf in Mistake Rib than in cable-every-row Crazy Town.

mistake rib scarf

Mistake Rib is a great stitch pattern for scarves. It’s easy for your fingers to memorize, doesn’t curl, and produces a thick squooshy fabric.

The idea with Mistake Rib is that you’re knitting K2P2 but accidentally left off a stitch at the end. Cast on a multiple of 4 stitches, plus 3. Then:

Every row: *knit 2, purl 2* knit 2, purl 1

In the case of the non-red Red Scarf, I cast on 33 stitches: 28 + 3, plus 2 more for a nice selvedge (edge).

Every row: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, *knit 2, purl 2* knit 2, purl 1, knit 1

Incidentally, for those of you playing Sims 3 and looking for a good deal on the World Adventures expansion pack: I did some window-shopping this morning and found the best deal through Amazon.com: $24.99 and eligible for free shipping
if you put at least one more cent’s worth of merchandise in your cart.

For some reason this page is being “hidden” in their search results. It took me a little while to find it, even though I knew exactly what I was looking for. World Adventures is being offered by a lot of different merchants, but the official “ships from and sold by Amazon.com” is the best deal.

10 comments to The Scarf Keeps Growing

  • Gotta love a scarf pattern that’s the same every row. Hugely soothing knitting, that.

  • Mistake rib surprises me every time by how lovely and smooshy the fabric is. Great scarf!

  • I love Grey, it’s such a nice color. Also, Amazon won’t let me put the amazon version on my wishlist, so I just have to hope whoever buys it looks around the pricing options! Grr

  • Whendi

    I’ve been having fun with World Adventures, not so much for the vacations, but I really like the addition of the martial arts and photography skills.

  • Brenna

    uh… “wyif”?

  • Erika

    Sorry! That’s “with yarn in front,” meaning that you hold the yarn in front as if you were going to purl while you slip the stitch.

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  • Peggy

    Can this pattern be adapted for loom knitting? Either board or round. I’ve just begun loom knitting and it is so much easier for me than knitting with needles. I am left-handed and kind of taught myself in a hybrid manner, so my stitches are sort of twisted on the needle. Anyway…would love to see directions for this on a loom if possible. Thanks!

  • Erika

    I don’t know the first thing about looms, I’m afraid! But if you can do knits and purls on it, it should be easy enough for you to adapt the stitch pattern to looming.

  • Peggy

    Thanks for the reply, Erika. I LOVE loom knitting. Just learned how to do rib stitch on the long loom and am waiting now for my Misti Alpaca yarn to arrive so I can start a scarf for a friend. It is easy as pie – I hated to rib on needles – all that changing the yarn from one side to the other – not for me. But it is simply a piece of cake on a loom. You should try it! Maybe I’ll get good enough to be able to adapt this pattern myself.