Tapered scarf

When wearing a scarf the bulk is needed in the middle to keep your neck warm, not at the ends that you need to do something with.  This scarf is around 16cm wide at the back of the neck but the ends are only 6cm wide meaning the bulk is where you need it and the ends aren’t too thick to tie. It is made lengthwise starting at the middle of the back with each row longer than the last.  The scarf measures around 180cm (6′) so you will need a circular needle to fit the stitches on.

Difficulty: If you can cast on, cast off and knit then this is for you.

Yarn: Filatura Di Crosa Multicolor – 2 balls.

Needle: 4.5 mm circular or size required to give desired tension.

Tension: 20 st and 40 rows to 10cm


cast on 69 stitches.
knit first row.

Cast on 6 stitches, knit to end repeat 20 times (189 stitches) .
Cast on 9 stitches, knit to end repeat 14 times . (315 stitches)
Cast on 12 stitches, knit to end repeat 4 times. (363 stitches)

Knit straight until edge measures 6 cm, centre measures ~16cm.
Cast off loosely ( I used a needle 1mm bigger to cast off).

Length is ~180cm.

11 thoughts on “Tapered scarf

  1. Pingback: New free scarf pattern « Wenswoolgathering

  2. Re: Your Tapered Scarf
    Beautiful scarf! What a great idea and really appreciate your willingness to share your pattern. I’m wondering, though, what cast-on method do you suggest?
    1) Long tail cast-on?
    2) Knitted cast on?
    3) E-wrap cast on?
    Thanks, and I look forward to your response.
    Madeleine P.

  3. I used a cable cast on, but it is really up to you. Thumb and long tail will not work as you are casting on at the end of every row.

    Have a go and see what you like the look of.


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