What could be more delightful than a pair of fluffy pom poms? Like little bunny tails, they beckon to be petted or thrown in the air with a little whoop!
The Baby Pom Scarf knits up quickly in a beginner-friendly two-row pattern that’s a cinch to memorise. This flexible pattern works for toddlers, preschoolers, tweens, teens and even young-at-heart adults! Knit with bulky weight yarn, this scarf makes a quick, weekend knit.
Yarn: 1 skein of Tjockt Martta the Merino (100% extrafine merino; 140 meters/200g) in color Magenta. Scarf requires approximately 102 meters/112 yds.
Similar yarns: Lana Grossa Ragazza (1-ply) and MillaMia Soft Super Chunky (2-ply)
Recommended Needles: one pair of 10mm (US 15) straight needles (use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below. Every knitter’s gauge is unique!)
- pom pom maker or DIY one with cardboard
- ruler or tape measure
- pair of sharp scissors
- tapestry needle
Length: 56 inches
Width: 4 inches
Gauge: 13sts = 4 inches/10cm in 1×1 rib (K1, P1 pattern)
Using the longtail cast on, CO 13 sts, making sure to leave a longer tail (approximately 10 inches).
Row 1: Sl1 purlwise, *K1, P1; repeat from * to end
Row 2: Sl1 knitwise, *P1, K1; repeat from * to end
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until scarf measures 56 inches or desired length.
Cast off in pattern, leaving a 10 inch tail and cut yarn.
Weave 10 inch yarn tail along length of cast off edge. Pull tightly to bunch up cast off edge so that it becomes a blunt point. Secure by making a knot and weave in ends.
Repeat on the other end of the scarf: weave the long tail yarn into the length of the cast on edge. Pull tightly to bunch up the edge and secure with a knot.
Make two pom poms 2.5 inches in diameter. Secure one pom pom to each end of the scarf and weave in ends.
* : repeat sequence between * and * as many times as indicated
CO: cast on
Sl1 knitwise: Slip 1 stitch off the needle as if to knit
Sl1 purlwise: Slip 1 stitch off the needle as if to purl
Need Help? Check out these tutorials:
- How to Make a Perfect Pom Pom Every Time
- Longtail Cast On
- How to Unwind a Skein of Yarn
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I love your delightful, brightful site! The music, your nimble fingers, and the dancing yarns. You taught me to knit in January 2015. I watched your tutorials on my iPhone. Thank you!!! I’m loving knitting and since learning have made about two dozen scarves (several of which I’ve had the confidence to give as gifts:) Just ordered your Baby PomPom Scarf kit to try some of the Finnish yarn you work with so often. Made me happy just to place the order. Thank you for sharing your talent and passion!!!
Hey Rebecca! Thanks so much for your kind words. You’re the best! 🙂 I’m so impressed that you’ve made TWO DOZEN scarves so far! Wowza! I’m so pleased to be part of your knitting journey, and wouldn’t you know it, I’m just about to pack your order right now!
I love your voice! You make learning fun!
Download link at shop doesn’t work but I found it in Ravelry here in case anyone else needs it.
PDF link here:
Thank you su much for the pattern!
Just wondering if I could use the pattern and knit this scarf and sell the final project?
This project is a-ma-zing!_! I was wondering, is there a video to make a sweater? I am looking forward for that challenge!
Hi Lily! I have a classic raglan video tutorial for sale in the pattern shop here: https://sheepandstitch.com/pattern/the-everyday-raglan-pattern/
Tammy S. says
Can you use bulky yarn (size 5) with 10.5 needles for this pattern?