Skip to Content

Braided Celtic Knot Scarf Knitting Pattern

For a little luck of the Irish, knit up my Braided Celtic Knot Scarf! I love all the different combinations of knitted Celtic Cables and this interwoven design is a fun one.

Wear it as an Infinity Scarf or cover your shoulders for a mock Shrug. It’s definitely a statement piece.

Please enjoy my step-by-step instructions, knitting techniques, materials, video tutorial, and printable knitting pattern, all included in this post. If you like this fashion accessory, check out all of my St. Patrick’s Day inspired patterns, too.

Braided Celtic Knot Scarf

FREE INFINITY SCARF KNITTING PATTERN

Parallelogram Stitch Knit Scarf

While this pattern is easy enough for beginning knitters, there is enough variation and new techniques to interest even the most experienced of knitters. 

Inspired by my new Knit Stitch Pattern Book, experienced beginners will confidently knit this scarf up while learning a few extra techniques along the way. Enjoy knitting 3 textured patterns which include the simple Garter Stitch, Stockinette Stitch, and a large swath of the graphic Parallelogram Stitch.


KNITTING TOOLS AND MATERIALS

  • Yarn – Bulky Weight #5  – Feel free to use any fiber and colors of your choice
    192 – 230 yards
    150 – 180 grams
    My Scarf Sample was knit in Cascade 128 Superwash Merino Wool (841 Moss)
     
  • Knitting Needles – Size 11 US (8 mm) – Straight or Circular 12″ or longer in length
  • Blocking Mats (optional). I used my favorite Extra Thick KnitIQ Blocking Mats
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
Knitting Needles and Yarn

KNITTING TECHNIQUES

Need to brush up or learn a new technique? Check out my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help you along as you knit up this Celtic Knot Scarf.


WATCH VIDEO TUTORIAL
Click for Step-by-Step Knitting Tips


CONSTRUCTION OF CELTIC KNOT SCARF

Creating Celtic Knot Scarf
Braiding Celtic Knot Scarf

Finished Scarf Sizes (Blocked)

Height:
9″ Parallelogram Scarf / 12″ including Celtic Knot

Width:
32″ Circumference: Small/Medium (5 Parallelogram Repeats)
36″ Circumference: Large/XL (6 Parallelogram Repeats)
40″ Circumference: XXL/XXXL (7 Parallelogram Repeats)

Knitting Gauge in Parallelogram Stitch (Blocked): 
4″ x 4″ Gauge Swatch: 13 sts x 16 rows

Scarf Construction: The knitted scarf is created from the side-to-side on straight needles. To make things even easier, this scarf is knitted in one piece, rather than sewing separate pieces together. 

One Color: This piece was designed in just one color. Of course, I always encourage you to get creative, so do as you will! 

Finishing Work: Because we are knitting up our scarf in one piece, you simply need to weave in your yarn ends. I highly recommend lightly blocking your scarf to shape, allowing all of the different stitch patterns into the same dimensions.

Braided Celtic Knot Scarf
Braided Celtic Knot Scarf

Braided Celtic Knot Scarf Knitting Pattern

Yield: Braided Celtic Knot Scarf
Active Time: 16 hours
Total Time: 16 hours
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner

For a little luck of the Irish, knit up this Braided Celtic Knot Scarf!

Materials

  • Yarn - Bulky Weight #5
  • 192 - 230 yards
  • 150 - 180 grams

Tools

  • Knitting Needles - Size 11 US (8 mm), 12" or longer in length
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

CAST ON: 30 Stitches, using the long-tail method

___

SECTION 1: Garter Stitch Rows

Rows 1 - 8: Knit All

Place Stitch Holder: Take a scrap piece of yarn and thread through all stitches to act as a stitch holder, then remove knitting needle.

___

SECTION 2: Stockinette Stitch Loops (Make 5)

Remove Stitch Holder: Thread knitting needle left to right through the first 6 stitches.

Row 1: Knit All

Row 2: Purl All

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for a total of 32 rows.

Add another piece of scrap yarn to act as a stitch holder at the top of each finished piece.

Create a total of 5 loops.

Remove Stitch Holder: Thread your needle through all stitches of the 5 loops from left to right, so they are all on the same needle again.

___

SECTION 3: Parallelogram Stitch

Repeat Stitches between the asterisks * *.

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K5, P1, K1, P5 * to last 6 stitches K5, P1
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): * K2, P4, K4, P2 * to last 6 stitches K2, P4
  3. Row 3: * K3, P3 *
  4. Row 4: * K4, P2, K2, P4 * to last 6 stitches K4, P2
  5. Row 5: * K1, P5, K5, P1 * to last 6 stitches K1, P5
  6. Row 6: * K6, P6 * to last 6 stitches K6
  7. Row 7: * P6, K6 * to last 6 stitches P6
  8. Row 8: * K6, P6 * to last 6 stitches K6
  9. Row 9: * P5, K1, P1, K5 * to last 6 stitches P5, K1
  10. Row 10: * P2, K4, P4, K2 * to last 6 stitches P2, K4
  11. Row 11: * P3, K3 *
  12. Row 12: * P4, K2, P2, K4 * to last 6 stitches P4, K2
  13. Row 13: * P1, K5, P5, K1 * to last 6 stitches P1, K5
  14. Row 14: * P6, K6 * to last 6 stitches P6
  15. Row 15: * K6, P6 * to last 6 stitches K6
  16. Row 16: * P6, K6 * to last 6 stitches P6

32" Circumference: Small/Medium
(5 Parallelogram Repeats - 80 rows total)

36" Circumference: Large/1X
(6 Parallelogram Repeats - 96 rows total)

40" Circumference: 2X/3X
(7 Parallelogram Repeats - 112 rows total)

Place Stitch Holder: Take your scrap piece of yarn and thread through all stitches to act as a stitch holder, removing knitting needle again.

___

BLOCK YOUR WORK

While your garment is in one long rectangle, block your Parallelogram Stitch, if desired. I think it gives it a draped and refined look.

I simply wet my garment, laid it out on my blocking mats, and allowed it to air-dry overnight.

___

SECTION 4: Stockinette Stitch Loops (Make 5)

Remove Stitch Holder: Thread knitting needle left to right through the first 6 stitches.

Row 1: Knit All

Row 2: Purl All

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for a total of 32 rows.

Place Stitch Holder: Add small pieces of scrap yarn to act as a stitch holder at the top of each finished loop.

Repeat to create a total of 5 loops.

___

BRAID CELTIC KNOT

Place your scarf down on a flat surface, and arrange as you would if you were wearing it.

Braid each untethered loop from the one side of your scarf by intertwining in and out of the garter-attached loops from the beginning of your work. Alternate over and under on each of the 5 fingers, creating a Celtic Knot.

Remove Stitch Holder: Thread your stitches through all 5 of the newest loops from left to right, so they are all on the same needle again.

___

SECTION 5: Garter Stitch Rows

Rows 1 - 8: Knit All

___

FINISHING SCARF

Cast Off all stitches loosely

Weave-In Yarn Ends

Notes

If you have any questions, please watch my video tutorial above. It will better help you understand some of the trickier sections.

Height: 9" Parallelogram Scarf / 12" including Celtic Knot

Width:
32" Circumference: Small/Medium (5 Parallelogram Repeats)
36" Circumference: Large/XL (6 Parallelogram Repeats)
40" Circumference: XXL/XXXL (7 Parallelogram Repeats)

Knitting Gauge in Parallelogram Stitch (Blocked): 
4" x 4" Gauge Swatch: 13 sts x 16 rows

Scarf Construction: The knitted scarf is created from the side-to-side on straight needles. To make things even easier, this scarf is knitted in one piece, rather than sewing separate pieces together. 

One Color: This piece was designed in just one color. Of course, I always encourage you to get creative, so do as you will! 

Finishing Work: Because we are knitting up our scarf in one piece, you simply need to weave in your yarn ends. I highly recommend lightly blocking your scarf to shape, allowing all of the different stitch patterns into the same dimensions.

Knitting Techniques

Love collecting free knitting patterns?

Follow Studio Knit on Pinterest by clicking the logo.


THANK YOU FOR VISITING STUDIO KNIT

I hope you are inspired to knit up this Sand Stitch Pattern in your next knitting project. Check out my entire library of free stitch patterns! If you’d like even more great knitting ideas, please make sure you join my mailing list. Subscribing to my YouTube channel Studio Knit is another easy way for us to stay connected and help support my work for free.

Happy Knitting to You!

Kristen Signature in red ink
Diagonal Basket Weave Cable Knit Stitch Pattern texture in peach color yarn on knitting needle.
← Previous
Diagonal Basket Weave Cable Stitch Knitting Pattern
Knitted Rose shapes in peach and pink color yarn
Next →
Knitted Rose Flower Pattern
Comments are closed.