How to Knit a Scarf with the Box Stitch
This basic box-stitch scarf is easy to make and has many variations. After you're comfortable with this box-stitch scarf project, make it your own by changing things up.
Here are the materials and vital statistics for this project:
Yarn: Rowan Kid Classic (70% lambswool, 26% kid mohair, 4% nylon); 151 yards (140 meters) per 50 grams; 2 balls; color: Straw
Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm) needles, or the size needed to match gauge
Other materials: Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Size: 6 inches wide by 60 inches long
Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows per 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Create a box stitch scarf:
Cast on 28 sts.
Follow this stitch pattern:
Rows 1, 3, and 5: *K4, p4, repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Rows 2 and 4: *P4, k4, repeat from * to last 4 sts, p4.
You now switch so that the boxes that were purled are now knit and vice versa.
Rows 6, 8, and 10: *K4, p4, repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Rows 7 and 9: *P4, k4, repeat from * to last 4 sts, p4.
Repeat these 10 rows until scarf measures 60 inches, or your desired length, ending with Row 5 or Row 10.
Bind off and weave in ends.