Kessel Scarf by Mieka John

Kessel Scarf

February 2022
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Crossed Stitch Brioche Pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
600 - 1200 yards (549 - 1097 m)
Child, Adult
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Child (Adult)


Kessel Scarf is knit bottom-up in the round to create a long tube. It starts with a classic long-tail cast-on and a plain brioche section. You then go into a simple crossed pattern, repeated several times with plain sections in between. The scarf finishes with another band of plain brioche for symmetry. You may choose to seam the ends shut to make a cowl, so that the scarf lays flatter, or to stitch them together to create a long tube cowl.


  • Classic Long-Tail Cast On
  • Knitting brioche in the round
  • Brioche crossed stitches (see below)
  • Reading charts
  • Traditional Bind Off
  • Mattress Stitch (optional)

GAUGE (per 4” / 10cm)

18 sts by 25 rnds (remember, in brioche all rounds are double: CC + MC) in Crossed Stitch Pattern on Needle B.


The pattern is designed for Lanivendole ‘A Pure & Simple Wool’ (100% Aquilana wool, 328 yd / 300 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g). You will need 1 (2) skeins of each color.

The sample was knit in Adult size in colorways Pino (dark MC) and Salvia (light CC).

Heavy-fingering to sport-weight yarn (~330-380 yd / 300-350 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g) in two colors. You will need a total of 330 (660) yd / 300 (600) m of each color.


32-40” / 80-100 cm circulars (for magic loop), or 10 (16)” / 25 (40) cm short circulars in two sizes:
Needle A (for cast on and bind off only)
Suggested Size: US 10-10.5 / 6-7 mm
Needle B (main)
Suggested Size: US 7 / 4.5 mm


2 stitch markers, cable needle (or a locking / hanging stitch marker), tapestry needle, scissors.


I would love to see your versions of these socks! Feel free to tag me (@saltandstoneknits) in your photos and add these hashtags to your posts on Instagram! #kesselscarf #saltandstoneknits

If you have any questions about the pattern, please contact me by email at


Pattern tech edited and graded by Olga Barshai
Ravelry: GingerHandcrafts
IG: @Ginger_handcrafts

Sample Knit by Yoff Kau
Ravelry: WonderWitch
IG: @yoffkau
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Layout by Jesslyn Starnes
Instagram: @jess_and____

Photos by Flavie Denelle
IG: @flavie_denelle_photography