Chenille Box Stitch Scarf

The perfect pattern for perfecting box stitch knitting

Box Stitch Scarf
(c) Sarah E. White

Chenille yarn already has an irresistibly luxe texture, but this scarf takes it to another level by knitting it with a textured stitch. The result is a super-soft, swoon-worthy scarf that will keep you warm on even the coldest winter days. And did we mention it's also fun to knit?

The Box Stitch is a really easy four-row repeat that's easy to memorize and to knit. This is great television knitting that's more interesting than plain old Garter or Stockinette.

Materials

  • 4 skeins MY Touch Me from Muench Yarns (the example here is color 3622, a dark green) or about 150 yards of similar light to medium weight chenille yarn
  • 1 pair size 7 US knitting needles
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle or crochet hook

Gauge

About 17 stitches and 20 rows per 4 inches (four stitches and five rows per inch). Gauge is not critical.

Size

Finished size is 6 inches wide and 50 inches long.

Instructions

  1. Cast on 26 stitches.
  2. Row 1: Knit 2, *purl 2, knit 2. Repeat from * across.
  3. Row 2: Purl 2, *knit 2, purl 2. Repeat from * across.
  4. Row 3: Repeat row 2.
  5. Row 4: Repeat row 1.
  6. Repeat these four rows until scarf measures 50 inches.
  7. Bind off in pattern.
  8. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Knitting With Chenille Yarn

Chenille yarn is somewhat fuzzy and plush, making it ideal for projects that come in contact with your skin, like sweaters and scarves. Keep in mind that it does tend to shed, so take precautions before you wear the scarf. The Touch Me line of yarn is a great choice because it is a combination of nylon microfiber and wool, giving it extra warmth and stretch.

Though the amount of wool in this yarn is very small, Muench Yarns advises against washing the yarn by machine, as it can felt. The company suggests dry cleaning any project made with this yarn.