Free Patterns: Drop Loop Scarf


These patterns are all of my own design, and I retain the rights to them. Feel free to print them out for your personal use, but please do not sell them, repost them without my permission, or claim them as your own work. --Lizzi Jennings, 2005

Drop Loop Scarf

This is a great pattern to use with any textured yarn, since the rows of drop loops give the yarn more space to show off that texture.

I haven't tried it yet, but this would probably look good in a lightweight mohair on large needles, making an airy shawl instead of a warm, fuzzy scarf.

~150-200 yds bulky textured yarn, such as boucle, fur, or looped mohair
Size US 9 needles

I got 4st/1" with my yarn (I think it might be Lion Brand Illusions, but I got it unlabeled at a thrift store)

Finished Measurements
6" wide x as long as the yarn lasts

Cast on 24 stitches. Knit 5 rows, then begin drop loop pattern. When the length desired is nearly reached (or the yarn is nearly gone), finish 6-row repeat, then knit 5 rows and bind off loosely. Weave in ends, and block scarf lightly if needed or desired.

Rows 1, 2, 4, and 5: Knit (dropping second loop of double wrap when following drop loop row).
Rows 3 and 6: Knit, wrapping yarn around needle twice before pulling stitch through.

Variation: If you want a slightly less lacy scarf, then add two more rows of garter stitch in between each row of drop loops (6-row repeat becomes 10-row repeat).