Beginner Knit Scarf, Free Knitting Pattern

Free Beginner Knit Scarf Pattern

A Knitting Design by Liz @ PurlsAndPixels

Simple beginner scarf, free knitting pattern from Liz @PurlsAndPixels

Free beginner knit scarf pattern from Liz @ PurlsAndPixelsMy easy and free beginner knit scarf pattern is a great place to start to learn knitting. Below are two patterns. One is for an extra wide scarf – 9 inches in width. The second is for a standard size scarf – 7 inches in width.

Both patterns are for a simple scarf in garter stitch – a stitch made up completely of the basic knit stitch. This simple scarf pattern requires knowledge of a cast-on, the knit stitch, and a bind off. Practice makes perfect, so repeating the knit stitch as you do in this pattern is a wonderful way to work on your tension, accuracy, and speed.

Remember to try and keep all your loops on the needles evenly and tightly, but not so tightly that you won’t be able to insert your needle into them when you try to knit the next row.

Free Beginner Knit Scarf Pattern:

Directions for Standard Width Scarf

Knitting materials for beginners to make a simple knit scarf, recommended by Liz @ PurlsAndPixelsMaterials

CO (cast on) 30 stitches for a 7 inch (standard width) scarf

Knit each row until scarf is the desired length.

Bind off.

Weave in ends.

Free Beginner Knit Scarf Pattern:

Beginner knit scarf, free simple pattern in garter stitch by Liz @PurlsAndPixelsDirections for Extra Wide Scarf


CO (cast on) 40 Stitches for a 9 inch (extra wide) scarf

Knit each row until scarf is the desired length.

Bind off.

Weave in ends.

Printable version of this free knitting pattern


Print the PDF version of this Beginner Scarf Free Knitting Pattern.


Enjoy your new scarf!

Learn to knit, free beginner knit scarf pattern from Liz @PurlsAndPixels

©2014, Liz Chandler of PurlsAndPixels. This pattern is for personal use, gifting, and charitable donation of completed items. You may also sell items made using this pattern. Do not copy and sell the pattern or use it for any commercial purpose. Thank you!

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