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Scarf with pockets knitting pattern

Snuggle up in this cosy scarf with pockets. It's a speedy knit in a fab super-chunky yarn, and a thoughtful gift for someone you love!

Scarf with pockets knitting pattern

What’s better than a scarf? A scarf with pockets! As the cold weather persists, this snuggly scarf is a real must-have – the pockets will keep your hands warm, and they’re handy for carrying bits and bobs in too. Decorated with hearts, this is a perfect gift to show someone you care on Valentine’s Day or at any time of year.

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This scarf with pockets knitting pattern was designed by Kirstie McLeod for Simply Knitting magazine issue 129, and we’re pleased to be able to bring it to you for free. Worked in super-chunky yarn from Lion Brand, it’s really quick to knit. If you know how to do a knit stitch and how to purl in knitting, and you can follow a colourwork chart (see our guide on how to read charts in knitting patterns), you’ll be casting off in no time!

If you like this, don’t miss our knitted heart pattern for Valentine’s Day, and treat yourself to another cute accessory with our owl fingerless mittens knitting pattern.

Our top tip: Use a chart keeper or a ruler to mark your place as you work through the chart, so you always know which row you're on.

To make this scarf with pockets you will need:

  • Lion Brand, Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (82% acrylic, 10% wool, 8% rayon, 170g/97m)
    • 3 balls of Yarn A Lemongrass (132)
    • 1 ball of Yarn B Fisherman (099)
    • 2 balls of Yarn C Cilantro (178)
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  • A pair of 10mm needles
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Scarf with pockets knitting pattern

Cast on the scarf with pockets knitting pattern

This pattern uses our standard knitting abbreviations. It’s written using UK terms, but you can find international equivalents in our yarn weight conversion chart and guide to knitting needle sizes.

Tension

9 sts and 12 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over stocking stitch using 10mm needles

Scarf with pockets

Cast on 25 sts using 10mm needles and Yarn A.

Row 1 (RS) K1, (P1, K1) to end of row.

Row 2 P1, (K1, P1) to end of row.

Row 3 K1, (P1, K1) to end of row.

Row 4 Purl.

Row 5 Work from Row 1A of Chart (below).

Continue to follow the Chart for 24 rows.

Next row Knit.

Next row Purl.

Next row Knit.

Starting with a knit row, work 30 rows in st st. The RS is now on what was previously the WS.

Change to Yarn C and work as folls:

Rows 1 & 3 K1, P2, *K5, P2; rep from * to last 8 sts, K5, P2, K1.

Row 2 and all alt rows K1, purl to last st, K1.

Rows 5, 7, 9 & 11 K3, *P5, K2; rep from * to last 8 sts, P5, K3.

Row 12 K1, purl to last st, K1.

Rep rows 1–12 once more.

Change to Yarn A and rep rows 1–12 twice.

Rep rows 1–48 5 more times, then work rows 1–12 twice more in Yarn C.

Change to Yarn A and, starting with a knit row, work in st st for 30 rows.

Next row Purl.

Next row Knit.

Next row Purl.

Continue to work in st st as set, and start working from Chart at row 1B.

Continue to follow the Chart for 24 rows.

Next row Knit.

Row 1 P1, (K1, P1) to end of row.

Row 2 K1, (P1, K1) to end of row.

Row 3 P1, (K1, P1) to end of row.

Cast off.

To make up the scarf with pockets

Fold up each heart panel along purl ridge with WS facing and sew up pocket seams. Weave in all loose ends (see our guide on how to weave in ends in knitting) and press.

Heart scarf chart

Download this free scarf with pockets pattern

If you prefer to work from a PDF file, follow this link to download the pattern:

Scarf with pockets knitting pattern PDF

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