Twisted Drop Stitch Scarf Pattern

I often see people reaching my site by searching on twisted drop stitch scarf pattern or some combination thereof. Unfortuantely for them they reach a finished project but no pattern. So for them (and the fact I may forget how to do this one day as my mind starts to break down with age) I have written out the pattern. This may be it for the patterns for a while.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the pattern please email me at delirium(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com.

[MC] Lion’s Brand Thick and Quick; 3 skeins

1 set US 15 Needles

Gauge: 7st = 4″


Create a twisted drop stitch: Insert needle into the stitch as if to knit. Instead of wrapping the yarn around the back needle to create a regular knit stitch, wrap yarn around both needles and then wrap around the back needle. Complete stitch as you would normally.


  • Cast on 21 stitches
  • Row 1: k all stitches
  • Row 2: k all stitches
  • Row 3: Twisted Drop Stitch all stitches
  • Row 4: k all stitches
  • Row 5: k all stitches
  • Row 6: k all stitches
  • Row 7: Twisted Drop Stitch all stitches
  • Repeat rows 1 – 7 until scarf equals desired length


Cut yarn leaving a 4-6″ tail. Weave in ends.
Cut four 23″ strands of yarn for each tassel. Fill up each scarf end with tassels. I used about 9 per side

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This is pattern is free for personal, non-commercial use. Further use requires permission from the designer (me). You may not sell or distribute the pattern in any form. You may not sell the any item or items made from this pattern without my permission. You may not use this pattern or items from the pattern for commercial use.


23 thoughts on “Twisted Drop Stitch Scarf Pattern

  1. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I knit it on 5mm needles with a lighter yarn and tasseled it. It turned out lacier and delicate. My daughter loved it.

  2. I just found this scarf by Googling to see what a “twisted stitch” looked like. It is absolutely beautiful, and I am going to make this for an upcoming scarf exchange among friends. Thank you *so* much for publishing this pattern on the web!

  3. Thanks for the pattern, very nice! I found while looking for how to do that stitch too :) I assume that you must have to end with a couple of knit rows though rather than ending on row 7 which is twisted drop stitch? Also I have no idea about how to join in tassels but it is probably detailed elsewhere..

  4. Thank you so much for the explanation. I could not figure out how to wrap both needles as the dropped stitch tutorial I found first did not mention inserting the needle into the stitch first!

  5. Hello! Thanks so much for posting the stitch tutorial and the scarf pattern as well. Was wondering how to get it done the right way…insert needle as if to knit. Got it!

  6. hey thanks … your a life saver regards the twisted drop stitch … currently do a jo sharp cardi … and for the life of me could not remember how to do it … many many thanks

  7. I saw this sort of scarf on a website that was for sale. I was dissapointed when it didn’t give the patten. I’m so delighted that I found it!! Thank you so much for sharing and explainine!

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  10. have been trying to do this stitch but can’t work it out! Can do the twisted drop stitch row, but what do you do in the next row? Put the needle through BOTH threads of the stitch, or just one? Very confused here…

    • Knit just the single stitch, not the double loop or wrap. If you look at the stitch, you should still have a front and back loop like a regular old stitch. Focus on that and knit there.

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  13. Thankyou for that great pattern,I am a very novice knitter but found this quite easy and with sensational results! Love it and feel very clever. Thankyou for sharing :-))

  14. Wonderful pattern. I just ripped out a cable pattern cowl in ginormous yarn, too wide, too stiff, too slow, and tried your pattern. So fast! I think I’ll stretch it out to a scarf. It has a good drape even though I’m using slightly smaller needles than before. I like your three garter rows between the drop stitch rows. Thank you.

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