August 12, 2009

Miss Sadie's Scarflette ~ A Free Knitting Pattern

scarfettes 039 by Fabricoleur
scarfettes 039, a photo by Fabricoleur on Flickr.
I'm very excited to be offering my first free pattern today! I hope you enjoy this quick, fun little knit! Please send any feedback as a pm to Look for Miss Sadie's Scarflette on Ravelry, too! Happy Knitting!

Miss Sadie’s Scarflette is an alchemical combination of style and simplicity. It uses the simplest techniques in knitting and takes only a few hours to complete! Very warm and comfortable to wear, you can position your scarflette multiple ways for a different look, and there is little bulk in the back to get in the way of your coat, backpack or baby carrier!

sadie's scarflette
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Level: Easy – suitable for beginners

Size: One size fits most. To make the scarflette looser, knit a few inches longer than the recommended 19.5 inches. To make it tighter, knit fewer inches.

Yarn/Needles/Notions: Patons Soy Wool Solids (30% soy, 70% wool); 110 yards [100 meters] 80 grams): 2 balls; shown here in #70129 Natural Sky/Size US 15 (10 mm): straight/Yarn needle

Gauge: 10.5 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter Stitch worked with 2 strands held together

CO – Cast on
Sl – Slip
Sts – Stitches
Rep – Repeat
K – Knit
K2tog – Knit 2 together
BO – Bind off

CO 26 sts.
Row 1: Sl 1 as if to knit, K across.
Rep Row 1 until work measures 19.5 inches from cast-on edge.
BO 23 sts.
With 2 sts remaining on the left-hand needle, K2tog and BO final stitch leaving a 10” tail for seaming. Note: Knitting 2 together before binding off your last stitch provides a neatly squared-off corner.

Lay scarflette out vertically in front of you. Seam 4.5 inches at the upper right edge to 4.5 inches of the lower left edge [see diagram below]. Once seamed, the scarflette will resemble a tube in the shape of a parallelogram. Weave in ends. Put on scarflette and fold down “lapels.” Position as desired and wear with style!

Miss Sadie's Scarflette Schematic

to the side

no bulk in back!

to everything...turn, turn, turn...



  1. I love it. So easy, quick and cute. I know what I am making all my friends for their next gifts! I am making mine tomorrow. Thanks.

  2. Thank you! I'm so glad you are enjoying the pattern :)

  3. I have now made 6 of them. (And I live in TX!) Each time I finish one I think it's going to be for me and then someone sees it and tells me how cute it is. I am such a sucker! I made one for my sister and then she asked for your link. I sent it to her the other day and she is finishing up her first one.

  4. Awesome! I'm so glad you told me ~ it brightens my day so much to hear from a happy knitter! :)

  5. Thank you it looks Nice and easy !! i gotta try next ;)

  6. I'd like to make it to cover the shoulders. What do you think? How long should it be?

    1. You would have to experiment to find out -- try with a measuring tape!

  7. hola, me encantó, este cuellito, podrías decirme por favor que ancho tiene? muchas gracias!!!!

  8. It's a beautiful work, congratulations!
    I also tried to do it:

  9. Thanks for sharing your photo! Looks wonderful! <3

  10. It' s pretty and easy!!! I love it!!! Congratulations!!!

  11. Love this cowl. It looks so warm and cozy. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  12. This is so cute, and just what I was looking for!

  13. I'm a sporadic knitter at best and am therefore confused about what happens with the first slipped stitch. Does it remain on the needle and all subsequent rows are knit at 25 stitches? Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Kathy, thanks for stopping by! You slip the first stitch of each row instead of knitting the stitch. To slip the stitch, insert your needle into the stitch as if to knit it and simply slip it to the other needle without working the knit stitch, proceed to knit the remaining 25 stitches normally. Do this on every row. Slipping the 1st stitch of every row creates a clean edge. It's a common knitting technique for creating tidy edges. Hope this helps!