Clove Hitch by Vanessa Ewing

Clove Hitch

November 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
400 yards (366 m)
75” (190 cm) x 12” (31 cm)
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A simply stunning stitch that resembles the clove hitch knot found on fishing boats, this is a beginner friendly design that uses a multi and a solid in a texturally stunning piece with minimum effort.

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75” (190 cm) x 12” (31 cm)

(10% buffer has been added to all amounts)
Sport or DK Weight Yarn
200 yds / 183 meters COLOR A
200 yds / 183 meters COLOR B

BROWN / PURPLE SAMPLE: We used Cape May Fiber Co MCS Sport (75% Superwash Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk, 245 yards, 3.5 oz /100 Gram)
In Colors…
Season of the Witch; a multi color of amethyst, espresso and navy with orange speckles (COLOR A)
Sea Salt Caramel; a warm soft brown (COLOR B)

RAINBOW / BROWN SAMPLE: We used Cape May Fiber Co DK Merino SW (100% Superwash Merino, 231 yards, 3.5 oz /100 Gram)
In Colors…
Neon Rainbowfish; multi fluorescent colors (COLOR A)
Sweater Weather; a warm soft multi brown (COLOR B)

Size US 9 (5.5mm): scarf is worked flat


  • scissors
  • Tapestry needle

19 sts, 22 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern after blocking
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

The scarf is worked from side to side, with increases and decreases creating the triangular shape.