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Beginner Knit Scarf Easy Free Knitting Pattern

Beginner Knit Scarf

An Easy Free Knitting Pattern from Liz @PurlsAndPixels

Simple beginner scarf, free knitting pattern from Liz @PurlsAndPixels

My Beginner Knit Scarf Free Easy Knitting 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.

Whether you are an absolute beginner, or you are trying to master knitting tension, this is a great way to improve your knit stitch. Remember to try and keep all your loops on the needles evenly and tightly, but not so tightly that they don’t slide down the needles. You want to be able to insert your needle into them when you try to knit the next row, so try to find a balance between too tight and too loose.

About this Knitting Pattern

This easy garter stitch scarf pattern is a beginner level knitting pattern and is great for those just learning the knit stitch. It is also a relaxing pattern for knitters of more advanced skill levels. It will not take much concentration to create this adorable scarf once you’ve mastered the knit stitch. 

Materials

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

Two (2) 315-yard skeins of Caron Simply Soft yarn in your choice of color (pictured here in Dark Country Blue).

  • one standard scarf uses 304.5 yards (5.8
    ounces)*
  • one extra-wide scarf uses 420 yards (8
    ounces)*

*Weights estimated with Caron Simply Soft yarn; other yarn weights may vary.

36-inch (91 cm) long US No. 8/5MM circular needle or 9-inch (23 cm) long US No. 8 (5 mm) straight needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Measuring Tape

Tapestry needle (to weave in ends)

Gauge

18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 x 4 inches in stockinette stitch on No. 8 (5.0 mm) needles.

Instructions: Standard Knit Scarf Pattern

(7 inches x 5 feet or desired length)

Knit flat, turning after each row.

Row 1: Cast on 32 stitches. Turn.

Row 2: k 32. (32 stitches) Turn.

Repeat Row 2 until scarf measures 5 feet or your desired length.

Bind off loosely. Cut yarn, leaving an 8-inch tail, and pull through.

Weave in ends.

Instructions: Extra-Wide Knit Scarf Pattern

Beginner knit scarf, free simple pattern in garter stitch by Liz @PurlsAndPixels

(9 inches x 5 feet or desired length)

Knit flat, turning after each row.

Row 1: Cast on 40 stitches. Turn.

Row 2: k 40. (40 stitches) Turn.

Repeat Row 2 until scarf measures 5 feet or your desired length.

Bind off loosely. Cut yarn, leaving an 8-inch tail, and pull through.

Weave in ends.

Printable version of this free knitting pattern

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


Care

If you use the materials called for in the pattern, your final product will be machine washable. To keep your scarf looking its best, hand wash or machine wash separately on delicate cycle in cold water. You may tumble dry on low heat or lay flat to dry.

Enjoy your new scarf!

This easy knit scarf pattern for beginners uses only knit stitches to make a classic garter stitch scarf. Pattern from Liz @PurlsAndPixels.

©2014, Liz Chandler of PurlsAndPixels. Revised 2017.

This pattern is for personal use, gifting, and charitable donation of completed items. You may also sell handmade items created using this pattern. Do not copy this pattern and distribute it. If you’d like to share the pattern, refer your friends to my website, purlsandpixels.com so they may obtain a copy.

If you find any errors or have any questions, email purlsandpixels@gmail.com and I will do my best to help.

I’d love to see your finished work! Tag your photos with @PurlsAndPixels on Twitter or Instagram.

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