Gentlemen Scarf Knitting Pattern

Gentlemen Scarf Knitting Pattern FREE

The Gentlemen Scarf knitting pattern is a very simple unisex knit scarf pattern. It’s made with the linen stitch which really highlights and underlines the color changes in the variegated yarn.

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Men's Scarf Knitting Pattern FREE

The sober design is perfect for the special men in your life, to wear on a cold winter morning over his suit on his way to work. Or with a V neck sweater and a pair of jeans on weekends. It’s a very versatile scarf.

The best part of this scarf is that it is a completely reversible scarf knitting pattern. When I showed it to Mr. Artichoke to model, he was convinced the “right side” was the side with all the small bobbles. Actually, the intended “right side” is the other side with the woven linen stitch pattern but I love both sides equally. I think scarves and blankets should always be pretty on both sides.

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Before you Start


Yarn for knit scarf pattern for man


The scarf is 16cm / 6.25“ wide by 1m70 / 67“ long. You can easily adapt the width by adding or removing a multiple of 2 stitches.


  • k = knit
  • st = stitch
  • p = purl
  • yo = yarn over
  • sl1p = slip 1 stitch purlwise

Repeat instructions between [] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row.


The gauge is not important for this pattern. With 5mm / US 8 needles, the gauge in linen stitch is 27 st by 46 rows for a 10 cm / 4” square.

The Actual Scarf Knitting Pattern

On 4.5 mm / US 7 needles cast on 45 st.

Row 1: p1, [k1, p1] across.

Row 2: k1, [p1, k1] across.

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Repeat these 2 rows 3 more times (8 rows total).

Switch to 5 mm / US 8 needles.

The main part of the scarf is done in linen stitch by repeating the following 2 rows:

Row 1: k1, [bring yarn to the front, slip 1 st purlwise (sl1p), bring yarn to the back, k1] repeat across.

Row 2: [bring yarn to the back, slip 1 st purlwise (sl1p), bring yarn to the front, p1] repeat across, bring yarn to the back, slip 1 st purlwise (sl1p).

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Repeat until your scarf is 1m67 / 65.75 “.

With your 4.5mm / US 7 needles. add a 1*1 ribbing edge to finish the scarf:

Row 1: p1, [k1, p1] across.

Row 2: k1, [p1, k1] across.

Repeat these 2 rows 3 more times (8 rows total).

Cast off and weave in the ends


Carefully wet block your scarf. This will help even out the tension and better highlight the linen stitch.

Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.

Gentlemen Scarf Knitting Pattern FREE

If you enjoyed this unisex reversible scarf knitting pattern, I’m sure you will love my other unisex scarves below.

This pattern, as well as a lot of my other patterns, is featured on AllFreeKnitting (my favorite online library of thousands of free patterns).

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