Our Rick Rack Scarf is far from a snooze. For beginner knitters, it’s a fun challenge, and for more experienced knitters, it keeps you engaged. It also happens to be totally beautiful!

Rick Rack Scarf in Worsted Twist | Purl Soho

When we first shared this pattern, we knit it up in Jade Sapphire’s 8-Ply Cashmere. Still a gorgeous option, but this time we used our own Worsted Twist, 100% merino wool. Still totally soft and beautiful, Worsted Twist makes a classic Rick Rack Scarf, and in the color Copper Penny, it also makes a rich and complex statement.

Rick Rack Scarf in Worsted Twist | Purl Soho

In response to popular demand, this pattern is now accompanied by our step-by-step Rick Rack Rib Video Tutorial. It illuminates the little tricks and techniques and makes our Rick Rack Scarf more accessible to more knitters. So, naptime’s over… Time to cast on for our very un-snoozy Rick Rack Scarf! -Whitney

Rick Rack Scarf in Worsted Twist | Purl Soho

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Materials

Rick Rack Scarf in Worsted Twist | Purl Soho
  • 3 skeins of Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist, 100% merino wool. Each skein is 164 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 569 yards required. We used the color Copper Penny.
  • US 8 (5mm) knitting needles, straight or circular

Gauge

26  stitches = 4 inches in Rick Rack Rib stitch

Size

Finished Dimensions: About 7 inches wide and 63 (84) inches long

Sample: We used a bit less than 3 ½ skeins to make our scarf 72 inches long.

Pattern

For the free pattern, please visit our original Rick Rack Scarf story.

Rick Rack Scarf in Worsted Twist | Purl Soho