Raelyn Beginner Broken Rib Scarf

Raelyn is a super-fast beginner scarf  that is knit in bulky weight yarn. The broken rib pattern is visually interesting and easy to master for a finished look that anyone can achieve.

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: 8” / [20 cm] wide x 62.75” / [159 cm] long, not including optional fringe.

Gauge: 14 sts and 22 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Broken Rib patt. after wet blocking.


Yarn: Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca Chunky (100% Baby Alpaca; 108 yards [99 meters]/100 grams): #602 Linen, 3 skeins.

Needle: US size 10 (6.0 mm) 16” circular
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker, crochet hook for optional fringe.

Special Stitches

Broken Rib Pattern (worked flat over multiple of 4 sts)

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): *P1, k3; rep from * to the end of row.

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: *P1, k3; rep from * to the end of row.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: *K2, p1, k1; rep from * to the end of row.

Row 7: Knit

Row 8: *K2, p1, k1; rep from * to the end of row.

Rep Rows 1-8 for patt.

Pattern Notes

The scarf is knit flat. Work in Broken Rib Pattern. Optional is to add fringe.



Loosely CO 28 sts.

Rows 1-344: Work in Broken Rib Pattern

BO all sts.

Fringe (optional)

Cut 40 pieces of yarn 10” long.

*Fold two pieces of yarn held together in half and with a crochet hook pull the yarn through the edge. Make a knot through the loop to secure the fringe. Rep from * 9 more times, spacing the fringe evenly to reach the other end of the CO or BO edge.


Weave in ends.

Wash and block to measurements.

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    • Nicola P.

      Hi Marie, it doesn’t look like we have a photo of the back of the scarf, sorry about that. – Nicola, Editor

  • Maggie A.

    Regarding the Raelyn Beginner Broken Rib Scarf: On rows 6 and 8 we are told to *K2, P1, K1, Does that mean we will be knitting 3 K stitches after the first P1? Or should the asterisk be after the initial K2? Very confused. Thanks. Maggie Avrit

    • Nicola P.

      Hello Maggie! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor

    • Stana D.

      Hello Maggie
      The rows 6+8 can be written out in two different ways to achieve the pattern.
      And to answer your question
      Yes after the initial K2, you continue in pattern of P1 and K3. Until you have 2 sts left at the end then you P1 and K1.
      This can be written in two ways,
      As is *K2,P1, K1; repeat the 4 sts until the end of row
      Or it can be written as: K2, * P1, K3, repeat from the* until the last 2 sts rem. Then P1, K1.
      Both ways are correct and I think the first one was less wordy and less confusing for the beginner knitters who are learning to knit, read knitting instructions and understanding the pattern how it changes to create the broken rib patt.
      I hope that this helps you on your own knitting journey.

  • Emily L.

    How would I adapt the casting on size and length for girls’ scarves, age 4 & 7? Thanks.

    • Nicola P.

      Hello Emily! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor

    • Hello,
      This pattern is easily adjustable and you can create variety of sizes.
      As long as your gauge is the same as the gauge stated for the pattern you can make a very individual adjustment to the pattern and the width or length of the scarf.
      Previously I have created child scarves in the size of approximately 5-6″ wide and about 50″ long.
      To make this size of the scarf you need to CO 20 sts (this will give you 6″ of width) and work the pattern until desired length is reached. If you prefer an even smaller size of the scarf, CO multiple of 4 sts.
      16 sts will create approximately 4.75 ” wide scarf
      20 sts will create approximately 6″ wide scarf
      24 sts will create approximately 7″ wide scarf

  • Thanks for putting out this pattern. I made a similar (maybe identical) scarf in this pattern early in my knitting days and lost it. Kept trying and failing to reproduce, even though it should not have been that hard—so I am delighted! Thank you!


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