Fisherman’s Rib Scarf/Infinity Scarf Pattern

I ordered some pretty rainbow yarn to use for a Christmas present, it is 50% will and 50% acrylic. I didn’t really have an idea of what I was going to make with it when I bought it, I just knew I had to have it! Know what I mean? Come on, fess up, we’ve all been there. 

I knew I wanted to highlight the colors, so I figured some sort of scarf would work. I came across a sweater with the Fisherman’s rib on it and decided to try it. Big needles for my 3 weight yarn would give it a neat effect, I thought. I was right! I’m in love with it. I have it in scarf form right now, but I’m toying with the idea of turning it into an infinity…

Here’s the pattern:


  • About 400 yards of 3 weight (DK) yarn
  • U.S. 15 Needles (straights or circulars, whatever you prefer)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle


CO 26 

Row 1: Purl across 
Row 2: *p1, k1 into the stitch below** repeat from * to ** until 2 stitches are left, purl last two stitches

Repeat row 2 until desired length or most of your yarn has been used, bind off loosely knit wise. Join for infinity scarf is desired.

Pretty simple, right?