easy knit scarf pattern for beginners

An easy scarf knitting pattern is a fantastic way for beginners to practice knitting. The scarf is usually long enough to get good training and at the same time, the rows are short enough to not get bored. Usually, you will use only one pattern to knit up your scarf, but this is a bit more diverse project – you will use 6 different patterns.

To make this scarf I used patterns brought out in the post “25 simple knit stitch patterns for beginners”

To knit this scarf you will need:

  • 100 g (440 yards) of fingering weight yarn (I used Malabrigo Sock “Violeta Africana” SW808)
  • knitting needles size 3 mm / US 3 / UK 10

1 pattern repeat is about 12 cm (4,8 inches) long. The whole scarf is 135 cm (53 inches) long and about 20 cm (8 inches) wide.

Abbreviations used:

  • RS – right side;
  • WS – wrong side;
  • k – knit;
  • p – purl;
  • st(s) – stitch(es);
  • rep – repeat;

Instructions for the scarf

Cast on 47 stitches using any cast on you like.

Knit the first row and start with patterns.

Pattern #1:

Row 1 (RS): k3, (k1, p1) rep to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 2 (WS): k3, (p1, k1) rep to last 4 sts, p1, k3.
Row 3: k3, (p1, k1) rep to last 4 sts, p1, k3.
Row 4: k3, (k1, p1) rep to last 4 sts, k4.

Repeat rows 1 to 4 a total of 11 times.

beginner knitting
Pattern #2:

Row 1 (RS): k all sts.
Row 2 (WS): k4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 3: k all sts.
Row 4: k4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 5: k4, (k3, p6, k3) rep to last 7 sts, k7.
Row 6: k4, p3, (p3, k6, p3) rep to last 7 sts, k4.
Row 7: k4, (k3, p6, k3) rep to last 7 sts, k7.
Row 8: k4, p3, (p3, k6, p3) rep to last 7 sts, k4.

Repeat rows 1 to 8 a total of 4 times. Then work rows 1 to 4. Head to the next pattern.

Pattern #3:

Row 1 (RS): k all sts.
Row 2 (WS): k3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 3: k all sts.
Row 4: k all sts.
Row 5: k3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 6: k all sts.

Repeat rows 1 to 6 a total of 6 times. Then work rows 1 & 2 a total of 2 times.

easy knit scarf for beginners
Pattern #4:

Row 1 (RS): k all sts.
Row 2 (WS): k4, p3, (k3, p3) rep to last 4 sts, k4.

Repeat rows 1 & 2 a total of 21 times.

Pattern #5:

Row 1 (RS): k all sts.
Row 2 (WS): k3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 3: k all sts.
Row 4: k all sts.

Repeat rows 1 to 4 a total of 10 times. Then work rows 1 & 2. Head to the next pattern.

knitting pattern for beginners
Pattern #6:

Row 1 (RS): k all sts.
Row 2 (WS): k3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 3: k all sts.
Row 4: k3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 5: k3, (k9, p5, k4) rep to last 8 sts, k8.
Row 6: k3, (p9, k5, p4) rep to last 8 sts, p5, k3.
Row 7: k3, (k9, p5, k4) rep to last 8 sts, k8.
Row 8: k3, (p9, k5, p4) rep to last 8 sts, p5, k3.
Row 9: k3, (k9, p5, k4) rep to last 8 sts, k8.
Row 10: k3, (p9, k5, p4) rep to last 8 sts, p5, k3.
Row 11: k all sts.
Row 12: k3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 13: k all sts.
Row 14: k3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 15: k all sts.
Row 16: k3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 17: k3, (p5, k13) rep to last 8 sts, p5, k3.
Row 18: k3, (k5, p13) rep to last 8 sts, k8.
Row 19: k3, (p5, k13) rep to last 8 sts, p5, k3.
Row 20: k3, (k5, p13) rep to last 8 sts, k8.
Row 21: k3, (p5, k13) rep to last 8 sts, p5, k3.
Row 22: k3, (k5, p13) rep to last 8 sts, k8.
Row 23: k all sts.
Row 24: k3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Work rows 1 to 14 one more time and move on to the next pattern repeat.

Pattern #7:

Work pattern #5.

easy knitting pattern for a scarf
Pattern #8:

Work pattern #4.

Pattern #9:

Work pattern #3.

knitted scarf
Pattern #10:

Work pattern #2.

Pattern #11:

Work pattern #1.

Bind off, block, and hide yarn ends.

knit scarf pattern with Malabrigo Sock yarn
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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Bev Sumpter

    Knitting this scarf now and found a small error in Pattern 2…for me to get the pattern to work correctly, I knit rows 6 and 8 …
    K4, P3 (P3, K6, P3), rep to last 7 stitches P3, K4.

    So added P3 before the pattern beginning on these two rows, otherwise love this scarf and it knots up really fast.

    I’m using Red Heart Soft and size US8/5mm needles.

    1. PatternDuchess

      Nice catch! Thank you so much for letting me know!

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