Pocket Scarf Knitting Pattern: Color Blocked Pocket Scarf

I’m excited to share the pocket scarf knitting pattern that was originally available as a mystery knit along on AllFreeKnitting with my readers today! The Color Blocked Pocket Scarf is a beginner-friendly knit. It’s also a great streaming TV background project for the more advanced knitter, or a meditative project for someone looking for the relaxation of a simple stitch pattern. You can wear it as a scarf or gift it as a prayer shawl.

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Earlier this year, I was invited to host a mystery knit along on AllFreeKnitting. We decided on a pocket scarf and I wanted to make something that was beginner-friendly but could be broken down into three “parts” for the mystery KAL. I came up with the idea for a color blocked pocket scarf knitting pattern.

Because I’m the world’s slowest knitter (or, at least it feels that way to me!), I decided that using super bulky yarn would make this project a lot easier. And while I was making things easier, I thought why not use Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Bonus Bundle yarn so I don’t have to weave in as many ends?

This was the very first project I knit with the Knitter’s Pride Ginger Interchangeable Knitting Needles I was sent for review earlier this year. I love how smooth the wood is – it helps the yarn glide. More importantly, my hands don’t feeling achy like they do after knitting with metal needles. You can watch my unboxing of these needles below.

If you can’t see the unboxing video above, click here to watch it on YouTube.

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Color Blocked Pocket Scarf

Pocket Scarf Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

This beginner-friendly pocket scarf uses a simple, meditative stitch pattern. It can also be used as a prayer shawl. This pattern was originally published as a mystery knit along on AllFreeKnitting.

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 10” (25.5 cm) wide x 60” (152.5 cm) long.

Materials

Gauge

  • 9-1/2 sts = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch. Exact gauge is not required for this pattern.
    • For gauge swatch, CO 10 sts.
    • Row 1: K across.
    • Row 2: P across.
    • Rep Rows 1-2 until swatch measures approximately 4” (10 cm) long.
    • BO in pattern for Row 1.
    • Swatch should measure just over 4” (10 cm) wide.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BO – bind off
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • rep – repeat
  • sl – slip stitch knitwise with yarn in back
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

First Pocket Background

  • With CA, CO 24 sts.
  • Row 1: (Right Side) K23, p1. Tip: If you have difficulty “reading” your stitches, place a locking stitch marker on this side to mark the right side of project.
  • Row 2: Sl 1, k22, p1.
  • Rows 3-4: Rep Row 2 twice more. Place locking stitch marker 1 at end of Row 4 to mark position.
  • Row 5: (Right Side) Rep Row 2.
  • Row 6: Sl 1, k2, p18, k2, p1.
  • Rep Rows 5-6 until stockinette section measures approximately 8” (20.5 cm) after row marked by stitch marker 1, ending after a repeat of Row 6. Place locking stitch marker 2 at end of last repeat of Row 6 to mark position.

Sand Stitch Pattern

  • Row 7: (Right Side) Rep Row 2.
  • Row 8: Sl 1, k2, [p1, k1] 9 times, k2, p1.
  • Rep Rows 7-8 until entire project measures approximately 30” (76 cm) long, ending after a repeat of Row 8. Fasten off CA. Do not bind off or remove yarn from needles.
  • Measure length of section between stitch marker 2 and end of CA section. For me this section measured 21” (53.5 cm) long, but for you this section may be slightly longer or shorter. Make note of this measurement for the next section.
  • Change to CB.
  • Rep Rows 7-8 until CB section measures the length between stitch marker 2 and the end of the CA section, or approximately 21” (53.5 cm), ending after a repeat of Row 8. Place locking stitch marker 3 at end of final repeat of Row 8 to mark position.

Second Pocket Background

  • Rep Rows 5-6 until stockinette section measures approximately 8” (20.5 cm) after row marked by stitch marker 3, ending after a repeat of Row 6. Place locking stitch marker 4 at end of final repeat of Row 6 to mark position.
  • Repeat Row 2 (Sl 1, k22, p1) 4 times.
  • BO in pattern for Row 2. Fasten off CB.
  • With yarn needle, weave in all ends.

Pockets – Make 1 each in CA and CB

  • CO 14 sts.
  • Row 1: (Right Side ) K13, p1.
  • Row 2: Sl 1, k12, p1.
  • Row 3: (Right Side) Rep Row 2.
  • Row 4: Sl 1, [k1, p1] 5 times, k2, p1.
  • Rep Rows 3-4 until pocket measures approximately 8” (20.5 cm) long, ending after a repeat of Row 6.
  • BO in pattern for Row 2. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 36”/91.5 cm) for seaming.

Assembly and Finishing

  • You can decide if you want your pockets to attach to the same color or the other color, depending on the look you prefer.
  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails from cast on of each pocket onto the wrong side of pocket.
  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail from end of first pocket. Position in pocket in center of stockinette section (between stitch markers 1 and 2 in CA or between stitch markers 3 and 4 in CB). Use pins or additional locking stitch markers to pin pocket into position. With long yarn tail, sew pocket to scarf around 3 sides (the sides of the rows and the cast on edge), leaving the bind off edge unseamed. Repeat for second pocket.
  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails.
  • Spray block if necessary.
© 2021 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2021/05/27/pocket-scarf-knitting-pattern-color-blocked-pocket-scarf/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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