Hortense Maskens

Hortense is the passionate knitter, crocheter and yarn addict behind Knitting with Chopsticks. Engineer by trade, crafter by passion, you will usually find her playing with some yarn while watching the latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy (and probably eating some chocolate, she’s from Belgium, what can I say?).

The Gentlemen Scarf Knitting Pattern


Hi there, I’m Hortense, the passionate knitter, crocheter and yarn addict behind Knitting with Chopsticks. I created Knitting with Chopsticks to share my creations and help you make your own.

It’s thanks to blogs like this one that I have learned most of what I know about knitting and crochet. My mom taught me the basics of knitting when I was a small girl, bored on the beach (yep, that’s possible when you are 10) and since then I haven’t stopped. Always looking to learn, do more, do better and share my love of yarn. I created Knitting with Chopsticks to make knitting and crochet as simple as it gets so YOU can create what YOU want the way YOU want it.

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Today I’m so excited to share my Gentlemen Scarf here on the Hook Nook Life. It’s a very simple unisex knit scarf design. It’s made with the linen stitch which really highlights and underlines the color changes in the variegated yarn.

The sober design is perfect for the special men in your life, to wear on a cold winter morning over his suit on his way to work. Or with a V neck sweater and a pair of jeans on weekends. It’s a very versatile scarf.

The best part of this scarf is that it is completely reversible. When I showed it to my husband to model, he was sure the “right side” was the side with all the small bobbles. Actually, the intended “right side” is the other side with the woven linen stitch pattern but I love both sides equally. I think scarves and blankets should always be pretty on both sides.

Supply List

·       4.5 mm / US 7 knitting needles

·       5 mm / US 8 knitting needles

·       DK wool yarn: 2 100g skeins in variegated color

·       Tapestry needle to weave in the ends



·       k = knit

·       st = stitch

·       p = purl

·       yo = yarn over

·       sl1p = slip 1 stitch purlwise

Repeat instructions between [] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row.


On 4.5 mm / US 7 needles cast on 45 st.

Row 1: p1, [k1, p1] across.

Row 2: k1, [p1, k1] across.

Repeat these 2 rows 3 more times (8 rows total).

Switch to 5 mm / US 8 needles.

The main part of the scarf is done in linen stitch by repeating the following 2 rows:

Row 1: k1, [bring yarn to the front, slip 1 st purlwise (sl1p), bring yarn to the back, k1] repeat across.

Row 2: [bring yarn to the back, slip 1 st purlwise (sl1p), bring yarn to the front, p1] repeat across, bring yarn to the back, slip 1 st purlwise (sl1p).

Repeat until your scarf is 1m67 / 65.75 ".

Add a 1*1 ribbing edge to finish the scarf:

Row 1: p1, [k1, p1] across.

Row 2: k1, [p1, k1] across.

Repeat these 2 rows 3 more times (8 rows total).

Cast off and weave in the ends

Carefully wet block your scarf. This will help even out the tension and better highlight the linen stitch.

Your Gentlemen scarf is now ready to be worn or gifted.

If you enjoyed this pattern, come have a look around my blog for more.

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