If you aren’t sure how to knit a scarf, don’t fret. Knitting scarf patterns are usually the easiest to follow. If you can master the garter stitch (knitting every row), and stockinette stitch (alternating between knit and purl stitches), then you will be able to find a scarf pattern to knit.
How to knit and purl stitch in knitting
We have step-by-step tutorials for both knit and purl stitches below:
6 best free knitting scarf patterns
We’ve gathered some of our favourite free knitting scarf patterns for scarfs from around the web so you can get started immediately.
This pattern from Wool and the Gang is super easy to knit, even for beginners. This scarf is knitted with 15mm straight needles using garter and stocking stitch.
Knitted using garter stitch, the beginner-friendly pattern is made using Alpachino Merino yarn and 8mm knitting needles.
This free knitting scarf pattern by Lion Brand is worked in rib stitch and measures 18 x 381 cm.
Created by independent designer Felicia Kulp. she writes:
"This is my knit version of a one-piece hat-scarf based on the hat-scarf worn by 19th century Frenchman Charles-Marie-Étienne Champion Dubois de Nansouty (image from Wikipedia). He was a military man turned mountaineer who lived from 1815-1895. I discovered his picture at an event hosted by the National Park Service in Maryland and knew I had to recreate his hat scarf.
I used Lion Brand Yarn Fishermen’s Wool, Natural (MC) – 1.25 skeins, 580 yds. Lion Brand Yarn, Fishermen’s Wool, Brown Heather (CC) – 1 skein, 465 yds."
A thick and quick knit that will keep you nice and cosy. Once finished, this hooded scarf measures 18 x 155 cm.
If you have leftover wool, then this scarf pattern is for you. Made in collaboration with We are Knitters and @ashandherknits, you'll need size 19 knitting needles and wool.
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