Beginners will love this easy scarf knitting pattern and all knitters will love the simplicity of a quick and simple knitting project.
I was all ready to welcome Spring and then we were hit with another blast of winter. So I put away my spring knitting yarns and pulled out the winter knitting stuff again. And I decided to whip up this free easy knit scarf pattern.
I've been wanting a big comfy knitted scarf to cover my head and shoulders and this one turned out perfect because damn it's cold out there! I was hoping to put off this scarf knitting project until Fall but with the weather the way it is, it couldn't wait. I hope you'll love this easy scarf pattern as much as I do.
For beginner knitters this scarf knitting pattern will help you practice the knit stitch and the purl stitch and you'll have a lovely cozy scarf when you're done. It knits up quickly with the bulky yarn so it won't take very long for you to make it.
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Skills Required: Knit, Purl, Cast On and Bind Off
Size: Approximately 10 X 70 inches
Materials: Super Bulky Yarn Approx. 300 yards
Needles: Size 15 US (10.0 mm)
Gauge: 2.5 sts per inch (Gauge isn't really important)
Notes: This is such a big, warm, squishy knit scarf and it’s big enough to wrap around your shoulders like a blanket scarf. I just love mine! However if you’d like the option to make it thinner you can cut down the number of stitches and cast on 15 and it won’t interfere with the stitch pattern. Your scarf will be about 6 or 7 inches wide instead. This way the pattern is more versatile to your needs and what you like.
***And one more quick note. To create a nice clean edge slip the first stitch as if to purl with yarn in back and knit the last stitch on every row***
Using your preferred cast on method, I used the long tail, cast on 24 sts.
Knit 5 rows in Garter stitch.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3 - 8: Knit
Continue in stitch pattern until you reach the length you want. Make sure to finish knitting on row 8. That way you'll have three garter stitch rows at the beginning and ending.
Finish: Weave in ends. You can add tassels or even pom poms to the corners if you like.
Stay warm and safe and enjoy!