Knit a Chunky Candy Cane Scarf!

‘Tis the season for candy cane colored, well, everything! My latest design celebrates a classic, peppermint treat, but made a bit more modern with chunkier yarn and on-the-bias construction. Pair it with plaid for on-trend, pattern mixing, or keep it cool with grey flannel. Either way, this holiday season will be made sweeter with this festive scarf!

Chunky Knit Candy Cane Scarf in Patons Classic Wool Bulky Yarn

What you’ll need:


  • CO: cast on

  • BO: bind off

  • K: knit

  • k2tog: knit two stitches together

  • Kf&b: knit in front and back of same stitch

  • st(s): stitch(es)


  1. CO 22 sts with Aran.

  2. Odd rows 1-20: Kf&b, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.

  3. Even rows 1-20: K.

  4. Join Bright Red yarn.

  5. Row 21: Kf&b, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.

  6. Row 22: K.

  7. Switch to Aran.

  8. Rows 23-24: repeat rows 21-22.

  9. Switch to Bright Red.

  10. Rows 25-26: repeat rows 21-22

  11. Switch to Aran.

  12. Rows 27-32: Repeat rows 21-22, three times.

  13. Switch to Bright Red yarn.

  14. Rows 33-38: Repeat rows 21-22, three times.

  15. Repeat rows 1-38 until 5" from desired length.

  16. Repeat rows 1-20. BO.

Happy holiday knitting!