Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf | Purl Soho

This Easy Mistake Stitch scarf is made with Jade Sapphire’s gorgeous 12-ply Cashmere in color “Green Tea”. If you know how to knit and purl you can make this scarf! Mistake Stitch creates a deep and lofty rib that looks like so much more work than it actually is.

Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf | Purl Soho

If you’re interested in the Lovely Leaf Lace Scarf (the orange one on the right), you can find the full, free pattern right here!

Designed by Purl Soho founder and co-owner, Joelle Hoverson.

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Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf | Purl Soho

  • 5 skeins of Jade Sapphire’s 12-ply Cashmere. We used the color Green Tea. (If you’d like to explore other yarns for this project, check out our collection of chunky yarns, you will need 300 yards total to complete the scarf.
  • US 11 (8 mm) needles


4.5 stitches per inch in rib pattern, slightly stretched

Finished Measurements

48-inches long by approximately 8-inches wide

Pattern Note

Mistake rib works over a multiple of 4 + 3 stitches.


Cast on 39 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

K2, p2, repeat to last 3 stitches, k2, p1.

Repeat this row. That’s it!

Bind off in stitch pattern.

Sew in ends, wash gently by hand, block and let air dry.