The Basic Drop Stitch Scarf is a great way to learn the drop stitch. It’s actually very easy, and not too scary once you get used to it! With just a three row repeat, this pattern is easy to memorize and travels easily. You can make it any length you want, and you can even change the width by casting on more or less stitches. Enjoy!

Basic Drop Stitch Scarf free knit pattern by Jessie At Home
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Basic Drop Stitch Scarf
Knit Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

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55″ by 5.5″

Berroco Vintage Chunky (50% acrylic, 40% wool, 10% nylon), color 61190

US-10, 6.0mm straight needles or 16″ circulars – Clover Takumi used

14 sts x 21 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stockinette

Other supplies:
yarn needle – Clover used

Stitches and Abbreviations:
k – knit
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over

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Getting Started:
Dropping stitches can be scary. Just go with it, you’ll get the hang of it!
You can add or subtract stitches from the cast on amount to change the width of the scarf.
You can make the scarf any length you want!

CO 20
Row 1: K all.
Row 2: K all.
Row 3: K1, (yo twice, k1) to end.
Row 4: K1, (drop both yo, k1) to end.
Row 5: K all.
Repeat rows 3-5 to desired length.
Bind off knit wise.
Weave in all ends.

Wear or give and enjoy!

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2 Comments on Basic Drop Stitch Knit Scarf

  1. I really wish this stitch would be correctly identified. It is not a drop stitch. The drop stitch leaves horizontal bars when a single stitch is dropped after several rows of knitting it on a yo. The stitch you show is an elongated stitch, formed by adding wraps, then knitting the wraps as one stitch on the next row, forming vertical lines. Clearly they are two different stitches.

    • Many stitches have multiple names. I have seen both types of stitches called drop stitches, one is simply a vertical drop and one is a horizontal. Elongated stitch works as well. This is what happens with a craft that is so old and is often passed down through families, many names for the same thing! 🙂

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