The Coastal Breeze Knitted Scarf was inspired from the Old Shale stitch. When I saw this stitch for the first time, it immediately spoke to me and I knew right away that this had to be a scarf that I could wear to the beach. I didn’t want anything too long or too heavy, so the Coastal Breeze Knitted Scarf was born. I chose to use cotton yarn because I love the weight and the drape, as well as how the stitches open up after blocking. 

This is a beginning friendly pattern that only looks complicated. It has a 4 row repeat and can be adjusted to be made thicker by adding in increments of 18 stitches. To help you keep track of rows more easily, I’m attaching a checklist guide for you (I use these for every pattern that I work on). Enjoy!!

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Size US 9 / 5.5mm knitting needles

1.5 – skeins of Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Cotton” yarn  (3.5 oz skeins) – Aqua


8” (20 cm) x 44” (112 cm) without fringe / Edges flair out to approximately 10” (25.5cm)

Difficulty Level: 


Stitches & Terms Used 

(Pattern is written in US terms):

K: Knit

K2tog: Knit two stitches together

P: Purl

RS: Right side

Yo: Yarn over 

St(s): Stitch(es)

WS: Wrong Side

Directions for Coastal Breeze Knitted Scarf:

Cast on 44

1-3: Knit

4 (WS): K4, p36, k4

5 (RS): K4, *(k2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (k2tog) 3 times; repeat * to last 4 sts. K4

6: K4, p36, k4

7: Knit

Repeat rows 4-7 until scarf measures 44” (112 cm) or desired length, ending on a row 6 repeat.

Final 3 rows: Knit

Bind off in pattern


Before adding fringe, I recommend sewing in the scarf’s ends and blocking.

Cut 88 – 12” strands of yarn. Weave in 2 strands on every other stitch on the short edges.


Wishing you a happy day with lots of yarn (and snacks)!

Stacy J

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