Double Knit Striped Scarf | Knitting Technique & Pattern

Have you ever tried double knitting? I think that it is a great technique for a scarf especially if you are using more than 1 color!  Double knitting allows you to create a color design on both sides of your work and it will make a scarf lay flat. Very simple technique & it can be applied to loads of designs! Here is what I decided to create for my first project. =D

Yarn: medium worsted weight, at least 2 colors, approx. 300 yds color A & 300 yds color B [Red Heart Super Saver in Burgundy, Navy, Hunter Green, Royal & Spring Green]

Needles: Size US 10 /6.0 mm [I used circular, straight works as well]

Materials: scissorsdks1

tapestry needle

Gauge: 14 sts & 22 rows = 4 inches


Width- 4 inches

Length – 74 inches

The Pattern:

CO 14 st. – Long tail cast on using both strands together.

*For every row, the first and last stitch will be knit together with both strands of yarn. This creates a uniform border & keeps both sides of the work together.

Row 1 – Knit  with Color A & purl with Color B.

Row 2 – Knit with Color B & purl with Color A.

Watch the tutorial below, to see how to do the double knitting method.


I made this very funky double knit scarf for my little brother. I did 8 rows for each stripe and added in a different color after 3 stripes.


I’m really glad I decided to knit stripes rather than a more complicated color design for my first double knitting project.  I was able to master the technique without having to worry about following a chart.  I can’t wait to create my own graphs for double knit designs, I’m thinking Doctor Who, Harry Potter House scarf, superhero… the possibilities are endless!

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