Candy Cane Scarf, free pattern preview

December 01, 2014

Starting the first day of advent and throughout the holidays, I try to wear a touch of red every day.  To this end, I decided I needed to add a bit of peppermint stick to my wardrobe.  I knit this in soft machine washable Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK in a slightly more sophisticated red and white, Strawberry and Snowdrop.  The candy cane colors give a burst of holiday cheer any time of year!  Knit entirely in garter stitch, this simple pattern is offered as a free pattern download and available on Ravelry.  You'll be surprised at how quickly it knits up.

Candy Cane Scarf designed by Kristen Rettig

free pattern download on Ravelry
see my other free patterns here

Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK is not just for babies!
I used 2 skeins each of Snowdrop and Strawberry
Needles, size US6
Size:  6.75”x76”

This is so fun to wear.  I've only worn it once and got a lot of smiles and compliments!

I have another free pattern I'll be sharing this week--
a Santa, an Elf and a Snow Queen for your tree!


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  1. I love this scarf. Thank you for the pattern.


  2. Kristen, this scarf is so lovely. It is really like a candy stick.

  3. Very generous. Thank you, I love it!

  4. Love that scarf!


  5. What an adorable scarf this is, I love it! How clever of you to devise this pattern. :-)

  6. Problem:
    While changing colours, how do I avoid one unsightly row of previous colour on the reverse side.? In a scarf, the reverse side is also seen.
    Please help.


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