Shipyard: An easy, cozy scarf

Over the last few months I’ve had a strong urge to knit warm, cozy scarves in simple, intuitive stitch patterns. There is a gap in my wardrobe for good winter scarves and I have also had a few knit-worthy people that I’ve wanted to gift scarves. So I’m really excited to share three scarf patterns over the next couple of weeks. These scarves all use fairly simple stitch combinations to create cozy warm scarves.

The first scarf is the Shipyard Scarf. This scarf is a reversible knitting pattern that uses only knit and slipped stitches to create a pattern that looks like similar to a fisherman’s rib.

I’ve made the pattern available as a one page pdf you can get by clicking the download button below. You can also keep reading for complete instructions below the download button.

Shipyard Scarf Pattern:

Skills needed: knitting, slipping stitches

Size: One Size. 12” wide x 80” long

Gauge: 21 sts and 27 rows per 4” in stockinette stitch knit flat


  • US 8 (5.0 mm) straight needles
  • 950 yards of worsted weight wool or wool-blend yarn.  Sample shown in Lion Brand Wool Ease (197 yards, 80% acrylic, 20% wool) Oxford Grey, 5 skeins.
  • Stitch Marker (Optional)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors


  • BO: Bind off
  • CO: Cast on
  • k: knit
  • sl1 wyif: slip one stitch purlwise with yarn in front


CO 63 stitches. Optional: place stitch marker after knitting 4 or 5 stitches of first row to mark right side.

Row 1: *sl1 wyif, k3; repeat from * to last three stitches, sl1 wyif, k2

Repeat row 1 until scarf measures 80 inches (or desired scarf length), keeping at  least 10 yards for BO. BO all stitches loosely. Weave in loose ends and trim. Wet block. Enjoy!

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~Happy Knitting!

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