Jan 24, 2012

The Pink Baron Scarf ~ Knitting Pattern

Mmmm...Seed stitch. It is simply the most beautiful stitch to knit, in my humble opinion.
I think it just exudes softness and beauty.
It has so much texture.
I think my daughter looks pretty cute in her scarf as it coincidentally matches all her winter apparel. Awesome.

Below is my son staring pensively at the ducks milling about the icy pond. I made this scarf for him about three years ago. 
He still wears it!
His seed stitch scarf was the first scarf/wearable item I ever made (knitting, sewing, gluing, you name it).
When he wears it, we call him The Red Baron.

So he gave his sister the moniker, The Pink Baron (though it's kinda purplish. But The Purplish Baron doesn't sound so good.).

If you'd like to make your very own Pink (or Red, or Purplish) Baron Scarf, this is what you do:

US 7 knitting needles
1 skein of worsted weight yarn

Cast On 29 stitches.

Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; repeat from * until end of the row. Finish the row with a knit stitch.

Repeat Row 1 until you finish the skein, or until desired length.

Bind Off, weave in loose ends.

If you are making one for a toddler and would like the scarf to be less wide, CO 19 stitches instead.
Enjoy the Mmmmmm of seed stitch before the winter is through!

If you are interested in making a something for your husband or boyfriend (or even yourself), check out my newest creation: 

Early Spring Cabled Fingerless Mittens found
The Garter Scrap Cowl 


  1. Ooooh! These are gorgeous!!! I'm going to pop a photo on my Pinterest and make a start on my own scarf (I may be the Turquoise Baroness) as soon as I find some amply soft and pretty yarn.....
    Thanks for sharing!!

  2. I LOVE your scarves!! I have always wanted to learn how to knit. I crochet. I am pinning this so I can reamember it when I learn how. I would love it if you would be willing to share at our link party going on now-Monday.Thanks


    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up! I am going to have a little look around while I am here!:)

  3. Hey those ducks look familiar!

  4. Are you sure that k row 1, p row 2, k row 3 and p row 4 creates a SEED stitch??

    1. Thank you for catching my mistake. I have updated the pattern. I appreciate your time leaving a comment and apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks again. :)

  5. Pretty scarf, but I'm confused by the instructions. Knit one row, purl one row makes a stockinette stitch, not a seed stitch. Did I miss something?

    1. You're right. Thanks for catching it for me (and being so kind about it too. I can't believe no one has caught it before!). I fixed my mistake and updated the pattern. Again, THANK YOU! :)

  6. It was a worsted weight yarn from A.C. Moore. That's all I know for sure since it was so long ago. It probably cost me between $4-7 for a skein (less with a coupon!). Nothing too fancy! :)

  7. Hello...
    I'd like to knit this scarf but am not sure if I knit the same row for the whole length, or do I reverse stitches on alternate rows?

    Looking forward to your reply, and thanks for your help.

    1. Hi Sandy, You continue repeating the same row over and over b/c you've cast on an odd number of stitches (29). If it were an even number (like 28 or 30), you would then alternate your rows k, p, k, p and then p, k, p, k. But with this pattern, all you have to do is Row 1 over and over and over.
      Thanks for visiting. Hope that helps!

    2. Hi Mary Jo...
      Thank you very much. Yes, now I understand. As soon as I finish the hat I'm making, I'm going to get started on this scarf.

  8. I just found your site today...it is very nice and the ideas are great as well. thanks for what you do.

  9. In Aust. we call it a moss stitch pattern


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