Simple purse stitch scarf

I had a few skeins of Lamb’s Pride Bulky yarn laying around and since it got cold I needed a new scarf. I found this stitch in a stitch library on’s knitting site and made a beautiful scarf (I had 3 people stop me on the train to tell me how much they liked it and a fellow knitter ask for the pattern!). I’m making a few as Christmas presents and thought I’d share it here for anyone looking for a simple but beautiful scarf that looks more complicated than it is.

Materials: 2 skeins Lamb’s Pride Bulky; 1 pair 10.5 US needles
Finished size: Approx. 60 inches x 6 inches
[B][I]Note: Due to the lacy nature of the stitch used, the scarf will stretch out with wear. I’ve been wearing mine for about a month and it’s now something like 84 inches x 5 inches.
[B][I]Note: Pattern is knit across an even number of stitches.[/I][/B]

CO 20 stitches (For me this makes a 6 inch wide scarf. If you want a narrower scarf drop 2 stitches for every 1/2 inch.)

Pattern: K1, *YO, P2tog. Repeat from *, K last stitch.

Repeat pattern until desired length. BO and weave in ends.

Hey, I just got a couple of skeins of Homespun to make my step-daughter a scarf and I’ve been trying to find a pattern to use. This will be perfect. Thank you for sharing it! :woohoo:

Great! Please let me know how it turns out. I’ve only done it with the Lamb’s Pride Bulky and I’d be interested to know how well it works with other yarns!

What’s the name of the stitch? I’d like to see what it looks like…do you have a picture?

Here is a link to a purse stitch. I think I’m going to try it. Thank you!!