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Traveling Scarf

The Traveling Scarf is my favorite of the Traveling Woman Collection. It includes instructions for a scarf in fingering weight and a stole in worsted weight. Don’t be afraid to branch out, though. I’ve included tables for additional yarn weights and sizes.

The pattern uses two different methods of construction: (1) requires a scale and one provisional cast on; (2) requires two provisional cast ons and grafting, but does not need a scale. Both methods work for any yarn weight and FO size and are designed to maximize your yardage.

The pattern includes both written instructions and charted instructions. Instructions are given to use every single last yard of your yarn. You have two options for knitting the pattern, one of which requires grafting (the other doesn’t).

Options for customization include:

  • Custom sizing formula
  • Working the entire body in lace (two lace options)
  • Preventing edge flaring
  • Preventing curling in narrower scarves

Special skill requirements include: provisional cast on, grafting (optional), and lace knitting.

Size, Gauge, and Yarn information


Gauge: 25 sts and 21 rows per 4”/10cm, stockinette stitch
Needle: US 6 (4.0mm)

Size: Scarf, 7”/18cm wide, 79”/201cm long
Yarn: Approximately 450 yards fingering weight.
Yarn shown: Little Red Bicycle Hipster Sock (80% super- wash merino, 20% nylon), shown in Leonidas.


Gauge: 16 sts and 20 rows per 4”/10cm, stockinette stitch
Needle: US 9 (5.5 mm)

Size: Stole, 11”/28cm wide, 84”/213cm long
Yarn: Approximately 600 yards worsted weight.
Yarn shown: madelinetosh tosh vintage (100% super- wash merino), shown in Kale.

Bonus sizes

Additional instructions (but not yardage/gauge requirements) are provided for the following:


  • Lace, sport, DK, worsted, aran, bulky


  • Lace, fingering, sport, DK, aran, bulky

About the Traveling Woman Collection

Traveling Scarf is a part of the Traveling Woman Collection, which contains 4 patterns and one chapter on general customizations.

The four patterns include: Traveling Woman, Traveling Scarf, Traveling Socks, and Traveling Cowl.

Each pattern is available for $6 individually if you do not wish to purchase the collection. Discounts or credits cannot be given towards the eBook purchase price after purchasing individual patterns. Individual patterns do not include the chapter on general customizations.


Error in: version 3
Corrected in: n/a

Worsted weight only:
Row 12 of the main chart written instructions should read “R12: k1 p13, k1

Pattern Information


25 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches in fingering weight, stockinette (varies, see description for desired yarn weight)


450 - 600 yards Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)


Little Red Bicycle Hipster Sock (Fingering) madelinetosh tosh vintage (Worsted)


US 6 - 4.0 mm US 9 - 5.5 mm


7"/18cm–11"/28cm wide, 79"/201cm–84/213cm long

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