Stone Hollow scarf
This thermal waffle stitch is the real deal (not some cheesey knit-purl imitation)! It's as authentic as your grandpa's winter long johns. In fact, when I couldn't find anything close in any stitch dictionary, I actually took apart a pair of said long johns, carefully deconstructed the stitch pattern and recreated it for you here. The main stitch pattern is the original, and the border stitch is a narrowed-down version of the same.
Stone Hollow scarf is reversible, worked in a cushy waffle rib (it's worked brioche-style) and is knit in one piece from end to end. A provisional cast on (optional, of course) lays the groundwork for a sewn bind off later for an especially nice finish.
Yarn: Substitute any light worsted yarn that works well to gauge.
Gauge: 18 sts and 36 rows = 4" / 10 cm in waffle rib stitch on larger needles; 22 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch on smaller needles.
Techniques used: Slip stitch, increases including M1 and lifted increases, provisional cast on and sewn bind off if using Italian bind off to finish.
Pattern includes: Written instructions, glossary.