Today is Flag Day in the United States. I thought that it would be appropriate to share a project that commemorates this day, so I am sharing a red, white and blue scarf pattern.

patriotic scarf on flat surface

My inspiration is a Missoni scarf that I saw on Net-a-Porter. The scarf is multicolored with a metallic sheen.  However, I decided to use red, white and (various shades of ) blue cotton yarn.

red, white and blue scarf in loop

The pattern is a ribbed stitch pattern consisting of alternating knit and purl stitches (i.e. 1×1 ribbed stitch pattern). The ribbed pattern is visually appealing. Also, the ribbed pattern creates a softer texture than a stockinette pattern.

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The scarf can be worn on cool summer evenings or in extremely cold indoor settings like an office. You can wear the scarf around your neck or around your shoulders as a shawl.

If you are looking for a patriotic scarf project to complete in time for the 4th of July, then this project is for you.

Red, White and Blue Scarf

Materials

yarn and circular knitting needle for red, white and blue scarf

Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn (2.5 oz/79.9 g; 120 yrs/109m) in the following colors:

Hot Blue (color A)

White (color B)

Red (color C)

Indigo (color D)

Light Blue (color E)

US 7 (4.5mm) needles (either straight or circular)

tapestry needle

scissors

dimensions: 5.5 inches x 72 inches (14cm x 183cm)

gauge:  5 stitches/1 inch (5 rows/1 inch) in 1×1 rib pattern

Color Scheme

Blue (colors A, D, and E) – 6 rows

White (color B) – 2 rows

Red (color C) – 2 rows

Instructions

Hot Blue Section

With color A, CO 31 stitches using long tail cast-on method.

Row 1 (RS): K1,*P1,K1, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 2 (WS): P1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 twice, ending on the WS.

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With color B, repeat Rows 1 and 2 once.

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With color C, repeat Rows 1 and 2 once.

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With color B, repeat Rows 1 and 2 once.

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Navy Section

With color D, repeat Rows 1 and 2 three times.

With color C, repeat Rows 1 and 2 once.

With color B, repeat Rows 1 and 2 once.

With color C, repeat Rows 1 and 2 once.

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Light Blue Section

With color E, repeat Rows 1 and 2 three times.

With color B, repeat Rows 1 and 2 once.

With color C, repeat Rows 1 and 2 once.

With color B, repeat Rows 1 and 2 once.

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Continue the ribbed pattern as follows: Color A – 6 rows; Color C – 2 rows; Color B – 2

Color A – 6 rows; Color C – 2 rows; Color B – 2 rows; Color C – 2 rows;

Color D – 6 rows; Color B – 2 rows; Color C – 2 rows; Color B – 2 rows;

Color E – 6 rows; Color C – 2 rows; Color B – 2 rows; Color C – 2 rows.

secondsectionpatternContinue knitting in the pattern listed above until the scarf measures approximately 72 inches or your desired length, ending with color A, D or E on the WS.

Bind off in pattern. Cut yarn. Weave in ends.

To prevent color bleed, soak scarf in 1 part vinegar to 9 parts cold water for about 10-20 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Roll scarf in a dry towel. Squeeze gently. Allow to dry either flat or hanging on a wire towel rack.

Enjoy your scarf (or give it to someone you love as a gift).

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Spinster Simone 🙂

 

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