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Vanilla Scarf

July 1, 2011



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One skein of sock yarn, one stitch marker and 4mm needles! Good sized scarf! Garter and openwork stitches. Very simple and a great stash buster!

Materials 400 meters sock weight yarn
4.00 mm needles
1 stitch marker

Gauge (approximate)
20 stitches and 48 rows in garter stitch = 4 inches
Gauge is not important

Size (approximate)
65 inches x 15 inches

K = knit
KFB = knit into front and back of next stitch
SM = stitch marker
SLM = slip marker
KW2 = knit wrapping yarn around needle twice
KFBW2= knit into front and back of stitch, wrapping yarn around
needle twice for both stitches

Cast on 4 stitches
Row 1: KFB, K2, KFB
Row 2: KFB, K4, KFB
Row 3: KFB, K2, KFB, place stitch marker, KFB, K2, KFB
Row 4: KFB, K to last stitch, KFB
Row 5: KFB, K to one stitch before SM, KFB, SLM,
KFB, K to last stitch, KFB
Row 6: KFB, K to last stitch, KFB
Repeat rows 5 and 6 another 31 times.

Row 7: KFBW2, KW2 to one stitch before SM, KFBW2, SLM,
KFBW2, KW2 to last stitch, KFBW2
Row 8: KFB (drop extra wrap), K (drop extra wraps) to last stitch,
KFB (drop extra wrap)
Row 9: KFB, K to one stitch before SM, KFB, SLM,
KFB, K to last stitch, KFB
Row 10: KFB, K to last stitch, KFB
Repeat rows 7 – 10 another 7 times (more if you would like a
larger scarf and have extra yarn)
Work rows 9 and 10 twice more.

Cast off knitwise.

Please block to open up all stitches and smooth out edges.

©copyright 2011 Annie Lee-Baker. All rights reserved. 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.

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30 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    August 21, 2011 2:26 pm

    Lovely new pattern! I have just purchased it, and have ordered some beautifu yarn especially for it!

  2. annie permalink
    August 21, 2011 8:11 pm

    Still waiting for the power to come back on so that I may email the correct pattern to you! So sorry for the delay.

  3. Dominique permalink
    May 7, 2015 12:15 am

    How many stitches should you have on your needles before you start row 7?

  4. Amanda permalink
    September 13, 2015 8:44 pm

    After row 6 where it says “repeat row 5 and 6 31 more times is it each row 31 more times or a total of 31 between the two rows?

    • September 15, 2015 11:31 am

      Hi Amanda,

      Repeat each row 31 times more for a total of 62 rows.


      • April 15, 2016 12:52 pm

        I’m a little slow this morning… Do you knit row 5 – 31 times then knit row 6 – 31 times OR knit row 5+row 6, 31 times? Hope you understand what I’m asking.

        Hi Jean, Please knit Row 5 and Row 6 31 times. Thanks!

  5. Anonymous permalink
    October 21, 2015 10:46 pm

    Love the look of the pattern but I cannot print it out because I have Windows 10.

  6. Anonymous permalink
    October 22, 2015 11:06 am

    I have windows 10 and I also cannot print it

  7. November 5, 2015 1:23 am

    I’m a new knitter and can’t wait to make this project! I absolutely LOVE the heathered plum yarn that you used. Could you please share the brand and color?

    Thanks for the wonderful pattern! 😊

    • November 5, 2015 8:16 am

      The yarn brand is Dye Version Sock yarn. The color is Chocolate-Cherry, but I believe it is discontinued.


      • Anonymous permalink
        October 17, 2016 10:28 am

        I have the Chocolate cherry, and also a green variegated “Eat your veggies” Very nice yarns…

  8. Anonymous permalink
    November 23, 2015 1:33 pm

    Can you show me how to Kfbw2? I know the first part-kfb but do you wrap yarn on needle twice after knitting in front & then twice in back of needle?

    • November 24, 2015 9:16 am


      Yes, wrap twice for knitting in front, then wrap twice for knitting in back of stitch.

      Thanks, Annie

  9. Traci permalink
    December 17, 2015 7:11 pm

    Hello, can you clarify how to do KW2?
    Do I wrap the yarn 2x before I do the knit stitch or after I do the knit stitch?

  10. Annie permalink*
    December 17, 2015 8:01 pm

    Hi Tracy

    KW2: knit into next stitch, but instead of wrapping yarn around needle once, wrap twice


  11. Anonymous permalink
    April 24, 2016 5:52 pm

    How many u.s. skeins do I buy to equal 400 meters of yarn. Thank you.

    • April 24, 2016 8:34 pm

      Hello, It all depends on the yardage the yarn you would like to use. You will need to check the labels and buy 440 yards / 400 meters fingering weight yarn. I hope this helps! Thank you!

  12. Liz permalink
    November 18, 2016 3:17 pm

    Annie, I love this pattern but the KFBW2 is not working for me. When I wrap the yarn twice on the “back” stitch and then pull the yarn through to complete the stitch, the 2 wraps seems to cross over each other and then it is difficult to drop the extra wrap on the next row. Not sure what I am doing wrong. Any ideas? Thanks so much!

  13. Anonymous permalink
    April 18, 2018 2:00 am

    I hope that there is a video tutorial for kfbw2 and kw2

  14. February 7, 2019 3:56 pm

    This is knitted on regular size 6 12″ straights?!

  15. November 5, 2019 1:36 pm


  16. Jen permalink
    May 20, 2020 2:49 pm

    Do you happen to have a tutorial/YouTube video that explains how to do these two stitches KFBW2, KW2?

  17. Jay Rice permalink
    June 10, 2020 12:45 pm

    Hi Annie! Thank you for the beautiful pattern. I have correctly done the KW2 and KFBW2, but on the next row to drop the extra wrap from the KFBW2, I can’t seem to quite get that down. When I knit into the front and pull to knit the back, I can drop that first extra wrap. The back stitch, however, keeps giving me trouble, as the wrap seems to be on the other side of the stitch. Any advise? FYI, I’m using Malabrigo Sock, color Pocion. It’s going to be beautiful!! Thanks again,


  18. Barbara Tyczkowski permalink
    June 19, 2020 1:43 pm

    This is really nice!!!

  19. Heather permalink
    October 22, 2020 10:29 pm

    Would love to see the finished product laid out flat. (Just for reference)

    Enjoying knitting this simple pattern so far.

    Thank you!

  20. Marie permalink
    January 4, 2022 4:33 pm

    My skein is only 415 yards. Is this enough for a full looking scarf??

  21. Virginia Boob permalink
    March 12, 2022 8:52 am

    Is it possible to give me the number of stitches to be on my needle after dropping the wraps, for each 7 times I do row 8? I do not find this to be an easy pattern and I am an experienced knitter. My mistakes seem to occur with the wraps. Very pretty scarf.


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