Keyhole Scarf Pattern - How to Knit a Keyhole

A keyhole scarf pattern has a hole in one end that keeps the ends fastened together and the best part is the scarf stays nicely wrapped around your neck. Finally a knit scarf that actually stays in place and keeps you nice and warm.

Once you know how to knit a keyhole I think you're going to really enjoy this fun knitting project and it's pretty quick to knit too.  This basic knit scarf pattern is really simple and easy to knit and even beginner knitters can give it a try. 

We're having an endless winter out here in Canada so this keyhole scarf pattern will keep you nice and warm.

Felici Self Striping Yarn from Knit Picks

Keyhole scarves are great to knit with all yarns however they'll work particularly well with thick warm bulky yarn. That way you won't have to tie it or fasten it because the keyhole will keep it nicely in place.

Once you know the basics you can knit a keyhole into any scarf you want to make. 

And just by adding a different stitch pattern or using a different yarn you can make all kinds of knit scarves. They're also a great gift idea too.


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Keyhole Scarf

Keyhole Scarf Pattern Details

Skills Required:  Knit, joining yarn and placing stitches on a stitch holder

Size:  Length - 45 inches (114 cm), Width - 7 inches (18 cm)

Gauge:  Woohoo it's not important

Materials: 2 skeins (see pattern notes) Patons Canadiana 100% Acrylic - 200 yds /182 meters Net wt. 3 1/2 oz. /100 g, Color - purple or any color you like

Needles:  9 US / 5.5mm for using 2 strands held together or 8 US (5 mm) for using 1 strand

Notions:  2 Small stitch holders and a tapestry needle   

Pattern Notes: This scarf only uses 1 ball of yarn however I used 2 balls and held two strands together as one so that it was thicker and warmer.

Keyhole Scarf Pattern

Cast on 24 stitches

Knit garter stitch for 8 inches.

Divide stitches for keyhole

Knit 12 stitches and place remaining stiches (12) on holder.

Turn work and continue knitting on 12 stitches for 4 inches.  Cut yarn and place these stitches on second stitch holder.

Slip stitches from first holder back to needles and join yarn.  Knit for 4 inches, same as for first slit making sure that the garter stitch ridges match up evenly on both sides of keyhole.  (You have created the keyhole)

Bringing all the stitches together

Next row:  Knit across 12 stitches on needle.  Slip the 12 stitches from holder onto left needle (make sure the stitches aren't twisted) and continue knitting across row. 

With all stitches on the needle, continue knitting until scarf measures 45 inches or as long as you like. 

Bind off loosely.  Weave in yarn ends.  When you tie in the ends at the keyhole make sure they're nice and secure.

Happy Knitting!



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