Yield: Braided Celtic Knot Scarf

Braided Celtic Knot Scarf Knitting Pattern

Celtic Saxon Braided Scarf in green yarn on mannequin.

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

Active Time 16 hours
Total Time 16 hours
Difficulty Experienced Beginner

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SECTION 5: Garter Stitch Rows

Rows 1 - 8: Knit All

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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.

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