The ripple scarf is fun, colorful, and wonderfully soft.

Free Ripple Scarf Knitting Pattern

This gently waved scarf is worked vertically in Feather-and-Fan Stitch, the simplest knitted lace stitch. Made with a lusciously soft alpaca yarn, it's a treat for both the giver and receiver.

Finished Size (after blocking)

Finished Size (after blocking)

Width: 41/2" (11.5cm)

Length: 66" (167.5cm)

What You'll Need

Yarn: Sport weight yarn, about 440 yards (402m)

We used: Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight (100% baby alpaca; 110 yards [100m] per 50g skein): #023 Red (color A), 1 skein; #211 Paprika (color B), 1 skein; #073 Tarnished Gold (color C), 1 skein; #046 Chartreuse (color D), 1 skein

Needles: US size 8 (5mm) circular, 32" (81cm) long

Notion: Tapestry needle

Gauge (after blocking)

Gauge (after blocking)

18 stitches and 26 rows=4" (10cm) in pattern

Making the Scarf

With color A, loosely cast on 308 stitches.

Row 1 (right side): Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: Knit 1, *(knit 2 together) 3 times, (yarn over, knit 1) 6 times, (knit 2 together) 3 times; repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.

Row 4: Knit.

Change to color B, repeat rows 1-4.

Change to color C, repeat rows 1-4.

Change to color D, repeat rows 1-4.

Change to color C, repeat rows 1-4.

Change to color B, repeat rows 1-4.

Change to color A, repeat rows 1-4.

Bind off loosely with color A. Weave loose ends to wrong side of scarf, and block scarf to size.

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