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Braided – Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

Scarf knitting season is finally here! Maybe for some of you, like me, it never left. I am thrilled to be bringing Braided to you as a free pattern today. This is a fast and fun scarf that you can whip up on big needles in no time at all. It’s the perfect gift scarf for the holiday seasons ahead. The easy care/machine washable Outer yarn makes it even more appealing.

Here is some information you may want to know at a glance:

3 skeins of Spud & Chloë Outer (I used Soapstone #7200)

US size 17 needles or size to obtain gauge

US size 13 double-pointed needles, set of 4

Gauge: 1.75 sts per inch in stockinette stitch

The scarf involves ribbing (knit and purl stitches) and I-cord and braiding. If you can do those techniques you are all set to go!

Click here to download the free pattern for Braided!

Look here for a series of video tutorials on how to knit Braided!


Please note: When beginning a Rib Section after a Braided Section the yarn will be set to start a Row 2 or wrong side of the rib pattern.

50 Responses to “Braided – Free Pattern!”

  1. September 26, 2009 at 7:35 am Barb Yerke says:

    THANK YOU !!!!!! THANK YOU !!!!!! THANK YOU !!!!!!
    I have been waiting for this pattern to appear. When you first posted the photo, I fell in love with it. I am not a scarf knitter. 37 years ago, a scarf was my first project. I knit it so tight, it rolled into a tube that couldn’t be uncurled. It ended up being a door draft stopper. I am now searching my LYS for Spud and Chloe yarn. Also, I MUST find the Hoot Owl baby hat pattern. After 4 beautiful granddaughters, ages 1-6, my first grandson is due in 5 weeks. He has to have this hat for winter. I am caregiver to these precious children 5 days a week. What a life.

    Again, thank you for your generosity, giving us another great free pattern.

    barb in MI

  2. September 26, 2009 at 7:56 am youcandoit says:

    Oh, you are so good to us. This one is for a friend!

  3. September 27, 2009 at 2:30 pm kgr-ranch says:

    Wow! How unique and fun is this pattern? Thank you so much! I think this is super for the young adults/teens too! You’re the BEST, Susan!

  4. September 28, 2009 at 9:50 am ZiZi says:

    Thank you so much! This scarf is so special!
    What a fun project!
    Thanks for the free pattern!
    Greetings from Switzerland – ZiZi

  5. September 28, 2009 at 6:15 pm Regina says:

    Very beautiful project!
    Thanks for the free pattern!

  6. October 1, 2009 at 11:40 am Linda says:

    WOW….have seen this on a couple of other sites but was not prepared to pay for pattern…….well you came to my rescue..thank you so much..Have several colours in my stash all ready to go..just love this..looks so cozy and now must go and start one. Love your site…look forward to it every day I open my email.

  7. October 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm Sue says:

    This is a fantastic pattern! Scarf knitting is not my favourite, but I can’t wait to try this one.

  8. October 3, 2009 at 6:52 pm Yvonne says:

    Help! I’ve tried to download this cute pattern several times and all i get is something that looks like it’s written in computer geek code. Suggestions?

  9. October 5, 2009 at 9:39 am joy rowe says:

    I just love the braided scsarf pattern, but have been unable to

    print it out. Can you help. Regards Joy Rowe

  10. October 8, 2009 at 4:29 pm Katie B says:

    I was having trouble printing too. This happens to me with PDFs sometimes. I downloaded the PDF and then e-mailed it to myself. Then I saved that version to my desktop, and it printed fine. I have no idea why, but it worked!

    I have the Outer Flannel yarn ready to go. I’m excited to get started!

  11. October 12, 2009 at 11:39 am pat jardine says:

    Just downloaded your braided scarf pattern. Thankyou for the freebie. My niece will love it. love this site. Pat. Ottawa Canada.

  12. October 18, 2009 at 8:33 am Stacie says:

    Thanks for the pattern!
    christmas gifts, here i come!

  13. October 20, 2009 at 9:40 pm gina clinage says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this scarf, am now on my third. Found your website and found a love for knitting. I started knitting 3 weeks ago and then broke my arm ( but I found a way to knit!) Every time I show this scarf to a friend, they ask me to knit one for them! Thanks for the pattern, love to open my mail and see what is next!

  14. October 21, 2009 at 2:27 pm Judy says:

    What a unique pattern, Lovvvvvvvv it……and love your yarn…

  15. December 8, 2009 at 6:37 pm Amberlee says:

    This is sooooo cool–thank you for sharing!

  16. December 24, 2009 at 2:14 pm Anne says:

    Thanks for posting this pattern! I just finished my first and am getting ready to knit another.

  17. February 1, 2010 at 3:14 pm susan says:

    fun pattern!! I kicked it up a notch by having i-cord fringes at both ends.

  18. February 15, 2010 at 11:30 pm lupita says:

    gracias por esta fabulosa bufanda es sensacional gracias tambien por el video, quisiera mas patrones donde se puedan usar las agujas de doble punta te lo agradeceria mucho.disculpa que no se ingles, y espero te traduscan mi comentario


  19. March 25, 2010 at 3:34 pm Selma Cantor says:

    Happened to stumble onto your site – lucky for me! Can you please add me to your e-mail list. I love the scarf with the braided sections. Reminds me of the Challa I bake. Going to attempt it this week! Thanks for being so generous with your patterns.

  20. March 26, 2010 at 1:23 pm Selma Cantor says:

    I have just purchased some very beautiful varigated that recommends using a size 8 needle. Do you think this pattern can be worked on size 8′s and in varigated yarn? I would love your opinion.

  21. March 27, 2010 at 9:37 am Selma says:

    Thanks for the suggestion. Joined Ravelry People to check out comments on braided i-cord scarf done with #8 needles – the size recommended on the yarn I want to use. How many stitches should I cast on to make scarf 6 to 8 inches wide.

  22. May 29, 2010 at 4:28 pm Cora Shaw says:

    I saw this on Knit and Crochet Now! What an awesome scarf!

  23. June 27, 2010 at 10:12 am Lisa says:

    I first saw this pttern on Knit and Crochet Now, its a great knitting program on my local pbs brodcasting. SO, I saw this pattern and I had to knit it, its easy and the end results are magnificant…can you tell I really like this pattern?? LOL

  24. August 8, 2010 at 5:52 am Jenifer says:

    Thanks again for this wonderful pattern! I’ve been knitting it during breaks at work and *everyone* is goggling over it (men, women & non-knitterly types). I’ve done a few small modifications (couldn’t help myself, lol), but I can’t wait to finish and wear it this winter.

    Thanks so much!

    • August 8, 2010 at 12:13 pm sanderson says:

      Oh good!! It’s a fun one.

  25. December 22, 2010 at 3:34 pm Meg says:

    Thanks for the great pattern! I just finished scarves for teachers for Christmas! I love your blog, Susan!

  26. June 1, 2011 at 2:03 pm Karen Boerner says:

    I love this scarf ! I have tried to download the PDF but it does not seem to be working. Would you be able to e-mal it to me?


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  37. October 3, 2009 at 7:02 pm sanderson says:

    I’ll go and try to download it right now. I downloaded it earlier today and it worked fine.
    I’ll let you know.

  38. October 3, 2009 at 7:17 pm sanderson says:

    I downloaded the pdf fine on this end so I am not sure what is going on.

    I tried to send you the pdf through your email but for some reason comcast email addresses don’t work for me. Let me know if you have a different email and I will try to send you the pdf.

  39. October 5, 2009 at 2:12 pm sanderson says:

    Hi Joy,
    I just clicked on the link and it appears to be working fine. I’m not sure what the problem is on printing.

    I tried to email you the pattern pdf but can’t seem to get your email address to work. If you want to email me (the address is on the blog sidebar at the top) I can try again or maybe you have an alternative email address.


  40. October 8, 2009 at 5:39 pm sanderson says:

    Ooooh, great tip! I never know what to say when the pdf doesn’t print because all I can do on my end is make sure the pdf downloads. This is very helpful. Thank you for taking the time to share.

  41. March 25, 2010 at 3:39 pm sanderson says:

    Hi Selma,
    Welcome to our site. Good luck with your scarf. Unfortunately, you have to add yourself to the email list. Click on the subscription on the sidebar! It is simple:)

  42. March 26, 2010 at 1:30 pm sanderson says:

    sure! it will just be skinnier.

  43. March 26, 2010 at 11:03 pm Selma says:

    Should I increase the stitches and if so, how many stitches should I cast on to make the scarf about 6 to 7 inches wide?
    And thanks so much for helping me with this project. I am just finishing a double cable scarf that is turning out beautifully but I am using #13′s which make my hands sore! That’s why I really like working on 8′s.

  44. March 27, 2010 at 6:14 am sanderson says:

    That is up to you! If you look up this project on ravelry people have knitted it in different weights of yarn and maybe you could get a feel for how it would look.
    Have fun.

  45. March 27, 2010 at 10:04 am sanderson says:

    Hi Selma,
    You are going to have to figure out the pattern and how many stitches to cast on with a different yarn at a different gauge. I am not familiar with the yarn you are using or what your gauge will be. You’ll have to do a little math but I am sure it will be beautiful in the end.

    Have fun!