Convertible Scarf & Bolero

Traveling this season will be a breeze once you knit up this crazy convertible piece! Wear this scarf as an infinity loop or button it closed to wear as a bolero shrug. This piece can carry you through the colder months with its many styles.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: About 12” x 62”, exact size not critical

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking


Medium weight yarnYarn: Sweet Georgia Yarns Superwash Worsted (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 200 yards [182 meters]/115 grams): Snowfall, 3 skeins

Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm) straight or circular

Notions: Cable needle; scrap yarn for provisional cast-on (optional); tapestry needle; eight ¾-1” buttons; matching thread to sew on buttons.

Special Stitches

Open Cable Right Cross (2/2/2 RC): Sl 4 sts on CN and hold behind work, k2, sl 2 sts on CN to left needle and p2, k2 from CN.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked flat then joined into a loop by sewing or 3-needle bind-off.


Note: CO normally for sewing or provisional CO if using 3-needle bind-off.

CO 58.

Row 1 (RS): (P2, k2) 14 times, p2 – 58 sts.

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12: (K2, p2) 14 times, k2.

Row 3: (P2, 2/2/2 RC, p2, k2, p2, k2) 3 times, P2, 2/2/2 RC, p2.

Row 5: Rep Row 1.

Row 7: Rep Row 1.

Row 9: (P2, k2, p2, k2, p2, 2/2/2 RC) 3 times, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2.

Row 11: Rep Row 1.

Work Rows 1-12 for patt for a total of 28 times.


The cowl uses the cable crossings as buttonholes. Sew buttons using Button Chart.

Join work into loop by either BO and sewing together or 3-needle bind-off.

Weave in ends.

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