Quick and easy knitted scarf

fashion yarn

Free knitted scarf pattern

This pattern is probably the easiest one I’ve done and is ideal for beginners or if you need to make a large quantity of scarves in a short space of time (like for gifts or groups of people) as they only take a couple of hours each. Knitted in stocking stitch, with a brightly coloured pattern yarn, they can look really stunning.

Materials Required

3 x 50g balls of fashion yarn or other suitable wool (chunky is good)

6mm needles


22sts and 30rows to 10cm (stocking stitch) on 6mm needles. Always check your tension before starting. To achieve the right measurements, you can always increase/decrease your needle size or change the type of wool you’re using


K=Knit; P=Purl; patt=pattern; RS=right side; st(s)=stitch(es); Cont=continue; cm=centimetres; mm=millimetres


With 6mm needles, cast on 40sts.  For a longer thinner scarf, cast on 30sts.

Row 1 (RS), Knit

Row 2 – K2, P36(or 26 for longer version), K2

These two rows form the main pattern

Continue in patt until you have sufficient wool remaining of the 3rd ball to enable to you to cast off, ending with RS facing for next row.

Cast off

Make Up

Do not press

Sew in ends of wool.

And that’s it – as you can see very quick and easy. I can’t stress how important it is to choose your wool properly for this otherwise the scarf can look too plain.

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