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Minnie Scarf

December 6, 2010

Minnie is a narrow scarf designed to use aran weight wool and 6mm needles. Perfect for days when you just need a light neck warmer! I used just under two skeins of Tanis Green Label Aran Weight in Garnet. Any aran weight yarn will do. Finished measurements are approximate. You could end up with a slightly larger or smaller scarf depending on your gauge and choice of yarn. Enjoy!

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Minnie Scarf Detail

Minnie Scarf

400 meters aran weight yarn
(I used 2 skeins Tanis Green Label Aran Weight)
6mm needles

Gauge(not crucial)
18 stitches and 30 rows

approximately 11″ x 65″ unblocked
approximately 13″ x 75″ blocked

CO = cast on
K = knit
St = stitch
S1 = slip one stitch
YO = yarn over needle
K2Tog = knit two stitches together

K5 times into next stitch = K into front, back, front, back, front of next stitch
Pass first 4 stitches over 5th = insert left needle into 4th stitch on right needle, lift over 5th st,
repeat with 3rd, 2nd and 1st st

CO 5 stitches
Row 1: knit
Row 2: S1, K to last 2 sts, YO, K1, K5 times into next st
Row 3: K5, pass first 4 sts over 5th st, K to end
Row 4: S1, K to end
Row 5: K to end
Row 6: S1, K to end
Row 7: K to end
Repeat Rows 2 to 7 another 38 times. You have finished one-half of the scarf.

Next, work Rows 8 to 13:
Row 8: S1, K to last 3 sts, YO, K2Tog, K5 into next st
Row 9: K5, pass first 4 sts over 5th st, K to end
Row 10: S1, K to last 3 sts, K2Tog, K1
Row 11: K to end
Row 12: S1, K to end
Row 13: K to end

Repeat Rows 8 to 13 until there are 5 sts left, ending with Row 13. Work Rows 8 and Row 9 once more, cast off. Weave in yarn ends.

Blocking is suggested. I find that blocking garter stitch items opens up the stitches.

Click to see Minnie projects on Ravelry!

©copyright 2010 Annie Lee. This pattern may be used for non-commercial, personal use only. It may not be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission.

48 Comments leave one →
  1. Gina permalink
    November 30, 2010 9:28 am

    i can’t wait to try this pattern. thanks so much!

    • November 30, 2010 9:32 am

      Hi Gina!
      Thank you so much for your comment! Glad you like the design. Stay tuned…I am putting the pattern together for my “Raspberry” shawl! Should be posted in the next little while!

  2. Nancy permalink
    December 1, 2010 10:47 am

    This is so pretty, I love the color!!

  3. Ayten permalink
    December 10, 2010 3:16 pm

    Thank you for the pattern. It’s very pretty, I did it.
    It was easy to follow the pattern even for me (I speak French).

    • December 10, 2010 3:43 pm

      Thank you for your message! Always great to get feedback. So glad the pattern is easy to follow! Thanks again for getting in touch!

  4. Denise permalink
    December 11, 2010 7:45 am

    I love this thank you so much for sharing..Its on my to do next list..Trying to visualize the pass the 4 slip stitches over?

    • December 11, 2010 10:26 am

      Hi Denise! Pass 4 sts over 5th: insert left hand needle into 4th stitch on right hand needle, lift stitch over 5th stitch. Repeat with 3rd stitch, then 2nd stitch, then 1st stitch. Thanks for getting in touch! Feel free to email me to let me know how the pattern is working out. Annie

      • Maryse Bissonnette permalink
        January 12, 2019 9:26 pm

        Hi Annie, Can you make a quick video on this section? I never did that in a pattern and I’m not sure how to do it. Thanks, Maryse

  5. Josephine Bermudez permalink
    December 18, 2010 8:28 am

    Hi Annie,

    I love this scarf and bought beautiful yarn for the project. Unfortunately, I can’t figure out how to knit five times into next stitch. Can you help? Thanks!

    • December 18, 2010 8:37 am

      Hi Josephine!
      So glad you are trying this pattern! To knit five times into next stitch is done by knitting into front, back, front, back and front of next stitch. Feel free to get in touch if you need anything else!

      • Josephine Bermudez permalink
        December 18, 2010 8:39 pm

        Thanks! It is working up beautifully.

  6. December 25, 2010 7:41 pm

    Merry Christmas, Annie!
    A friend sent me this link to your Minnie Scarf this morning.
    Have gone through my stash and find nothing that fits this bobble-y lovely.
    So will take advantage of my Christmas Gift Card to a lys and their holiday discount
    and bring home something great for Minnie.
    Will keep you posted.
    Holiday Hugs,
    btw I’ve subscribed

    • December 25, 2010 9:32 pm

      Merry Christmas, Gerry!
      So nice to receive your comment! And I am so happy you subscribed! New pattern will be posted soon! I hope you find some yarn for Minnie. Let me know if you enjoy the pattern.

  7. Annette permalink
    January 2, 2011 4:21 pm

    Sorry, just emailed you before I read the comments section. Hope to start this scarf tonight. One question, if I knit 5 times into one (next) stitch, won’t it get to tight that I won’t be able to maneuver the needles? I have tried to just do K into F & B of a stitch and have a very hard time. Is there some trick to the process?

    Thanks for this lovely scarf pattern.
    p.s. am dazzled by your Ravelry personal sweater designs!!

    • January 2, 2011 4:59 pm

      Hi Annette,

      Thank you for your comments!

      It should be fine if you K into F and B of next stitch 5 times. This is exactly how I knit my scarf. Try to do the stitches loosely so that the stitches are not too tight.

      Please feel free to let me know if this works for you.


  8. January 4, 2011 9:30 am

    This is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for offering this pattern. I can’t wait to try it — I have been wanting to figure out bobbles.

  9. martha permalink
    January 5, 2011 1:09 pm

    Please clarify Row 4. There is and extra “1” and I’m not sure how to interpret. Should it be the same as Row 6? Love this scarf and can’t wait to try it! I’m not real experienced but have been enjoying knitting on the last 3 years on the long car trips to see my son and his family. I love all your patterns!! and have subscribed! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • January 5, 2011 1:20 pm

      Hi Martha!
      That extra “1” is a typo. Sorry about that! So glad you let me know. I’ll correct the pattern.
      Thanks again!

  10. Linda Herrmann permalink
    January 10, 2011 7:29 pm

    I am finally going to get started making “Minnie”. I am so intrigued by the “bobbles” on the outside edge….Thank you for sharing these patterns when so many others won’t.

  11. Halina permalink
    January 26, 2011 3:53 am

    Witam, prace śliczne.Gratuluję. Są inspiracją dla moich najbliższych prac.Halinka

  12. SamIAm permalink
    February 17, 2011 5:12 pm

    I really love your patterns, esp the use of the bobbles along edges for interest, simple but v effective. Have started this with DK wool and will most likely incorporate a length of bobbles (w’out the eyelet YOs) in a mid section to give me a longer length.

    • February 18, 2011 10:58 pm

      Great! It’ll should be nice with a straight length of bobbles! I’d love to see the finished scarf!

  13. Denise Goodenough permalink
    March 9, 2011 2:49 am

    Good morning,
    Made the Minnie scarf out of alpaca yarn and smaller needles. Came out beautiful. So soft and delicate. Just wanted to ask what is jumper cable knitting? I noticed you used circular needles, I used straight needles.

    • March 9, 2011 8:23 am

      Hi Denise!
      Oh, I love alpaca! It must be so warm and cozy! I chose the name JumperCablesKnitting because I love knitting cabled jumpers! Thanks for getting in touch!

  14. artemis permalink
    December 28, 2011 4:42 pm


    elle est bien belle, l’écharpe.
    j’ai pensé la faire, mais je ne suis pas anglophone et je n’ai pas compris les explications.
    est-il possible de les avoir ?

  15. January 17, 2012 10:08 am

    My friend just made this for me and it is absolutely beautiful! Thanks,

  16. Amy permalink
    March 21, 2012 6:32 pm

    Fabulous pattern, thanks! Cast on a couple nights ago with madeline tosh chunky. I have 2 skeins, it should make a fabulous scarf. Love the bobbly bits!

  17. Anonymous permalink
    August 5, 2012 9:21 pm

    Thanks for The “Minnie” pattern. Love the edging! Easy pattern too.

  18. Ellisen permalink
    November 2, 2012 2:36 pm

    Gorgeous Scarf. Thank you, Annie, for sharing the lovely pattern with us. Fabulous.

  19. Kristina permalink
    November 14, 2012 10:17 pm

    I started this scarf a couple of days ago and am about 12″ into it … I’m sooo crazy in love with how it looks already! Can’t wait to finish it.

  20. Anonymous permalink
    January 14, 2013 12:44 pm

    I am knitting the scarf, but I’m novice in this job, so I can’t figure out the bit about passing 44 stitches over the fifth one, should the stitches be just passed over and remain on the right needle, or let down?

  21. maria anderson permalink
    April 1, 2013 9:48 pm

    Love the pattern! I had a friend (Thanks Terry!) show me how to work rows 2-4 and I uploaded the video to YouTube.

  22. Cecile Uhry permalink
    April 4, 2014 5:31 pm

    I love the scarf, but, I am not the best knitter in the world. The instructions confuse me a bit, as I don’t see where there are any increases. What am I missing here from this pattern?
    Thanks you
    Cecile Uhry

  23. Karen permalink
    October 5, 2014 8:55 am

    Hi, I am really stuck on the section “K5 times into next stitch = K into front, back, front, back, front of next stitch” as every instructional video has a different way of doing this with different effects – is there anywhere you could direct me to which shows me how to do this correctly? Some sites create a bobble, some create a bridge, some use purl stitch etc and I’m very confused – thank you so much x

    • October 5, 2014 12:42 pm

      Hello Karen
      I will try my best to make a video showing this bobble stitch. Some bobble stitches use the k,yo,k,yo,k into the same stitch, I prefer to k5 times into the same stitch. Will try to get video up asap.

      • Anonymous permalink
        October 14, 2014 4:59 pm

        Thanks Annie – I’m off to a knitting workshop tomorrow so if I manage to solve this I will let you know x

  24. March 21, 2015 8:03 pm

    I found you on ravelry and you will be one of my favorites. Your work is so lovely, simple, and elegant. My ravelry name is sjmatyshak.

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    Who starts with me? I found a good way in google and want to give it
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    • Irai permalink
      August 11, 2016 9:29 am

      Please, Who can translation this work in Portuguese? It ‘ s very bealtiful. Thanks you.

  26. Fabiana Luchete permalink
    April 20, 2018 1:41 pm

    Oi, gostaria de saber se posso traduzir sua receita para português? Obrigada desde já.


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