View Full Version : Winter is coming! Favorite scarf patterns for YOU to wear?

05-21-2006, 11:54 PM
I am a sloooooooowwwww knitter!

I want to make myself some cute scarves and hats and stuff for myself for this winter...

so, I'm wondering what your favorite scarf patterns are - not just to knit, but to actually wear! :)

Doesn't matter if it's a free pattern, pay pattern, or in a book somewhere (although a pic would be great).

I want to get my yarn so I can start planning! :)

05-22-2006, 07:19 AM
I like the Irish Hiking Scarf (http://irishhikingknitalong.blogspot.com/). It's easy, but the cable pattern gives it an interesting twist. I'm currently making 1, but plan to do several more as gifts & for myself.

05-22-2006, 07:47 AM
Winter is NOT COMING!!!!!!!! NO!!!!!!

However, if you want to knit scarves for the winter that is far, far away, the scrunchable scarf is fun and easy and really makes a cushy scarf to wear. www.knittingpatterncentral.com has the directions, but it's very flexible as to how large you want to make it. The picture on the site doesn't do it justice, but lots of people here have made it and they all look lovely.

05-22-2006, 07:47 AM
I don't spend hours and hours on scarves....I love them but usually do something simple......even for me......I use a lot of variegated yarns.....

Seed stitch (which I love)---cast on 17 stitiches 10 1/2 needle.....knit, purl, knit, purl every row.....

You said simple.....and this is as simple as it gets.....also.....I have an old, old stitches book and if I want to learn a new stitch, I usually cast on the number of stitches that is as close to 17 to 18 as the pattern calls for and then practice........for example....if the pattern calls for a multiple of 5 then I would cast on 20 and practice pattern by knitting a scarf.....

Happy knitting....

05-22-2006, 07:52 AM
Winter? :shock:
NO!! Im waiting for summer!

05-22-2006, 07:53 AM
Winter? :shock:
NO!! Im waiting for summer!

As you can see from my post, I am sooooo with you!!

05-22-2006, 08:40 AM
I knit this beautiful scarf twice. It comes out really beautiful. Many of us here have done this one. :XX: :XX: :XX:


05-22-2006, 09:11 AM
I like to use scarves and small baby blankets as a way to try out new stitches and techniques. Look in a good stitch dictionary for something that appeals to you and just knit! I especially like reversible patterns for scarves so it looks good on either side.


05-22-2006, 09:14 AM
I made this (http://www.yarnagogo.com/good_ole_cabled_scarf/) scarf, and I really love the pattern. It knits up fairly quickly. I've also made the scrunchable scarf (http://www.knitlist.com/96gift/giftsscarf.htm) before. I love the pattern on it, but it took me forever to get that thing finished! Beautiful end result, though. :thumbsup:

05-22-2006, 09:42 AM
My favorites for winter wear:

The Hogwarts Scarf (http://knit.atypically.net/scarves/hogwarts/pattern.shtml) from the Harry Potter movies. There are two versions; this one I believe is from the first movie. The third movie showed a more refined striping repeat (narrower, paired bands). If you've never knit on circulars and want to give it a go, this is the perfect project to ease into it with. It's also a good first lesson in color changes!

If you want to give cables a try, I recommend the scarf I worked for *my* first cables project: The Besotted Scarf (http://www.helloyarn.com/besottedcarf.htm). The xox pattern is simple, yet lively enough to prevent it from being a boring knit.

Knit one in a light yarn, one in a thicker yarn and you will have all you need from October to March!

05-22-2006, 09:50 AM
Oh my, this is fun! I LOVE scarves! I am currently making a lovely scarf (pink one) (http://www.royalyarns.com/ptrn/VOG/VK-SS-2005/F-34.html) from the spring/summer 2005 issue of Vogue Knitting. One of my very, very favorites is Backyard Leaves (http://www.elizabethklett.com/backyardleaves.html) from the book, Scarf Style (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1931499543/002-1992655-9589638?v=glance&n=283155), there are also several other scarves in the book that I plan to make....and wear ;)

05-22-2006, 01:38 PM
I really enjoy the My So Called Scarf (http://www.sheepinthecity.prettyposies.com/archives/000079.html#000079).

Some people find the pattern confusing. While I was knitting mine, there were some questions and I did post some pictures to explain the second step.

I really enjoyed the scarf. It's not reversible which is the only thing that makes me sad. The back ends up looking somewhat like garter rows.

My step mom really enjoyed it though. ^_^ :thumbsup:

[Edit: Oops. Meant to add the link to my thread in case anyone wanted the pictures. Clicky (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10769&highlight=)

05-22-2006, 01:49 PM
My favorite is a bow tie (also sometimes called keyhole scarf) Im sure if you google it you will find lots of patterns.
It's quick to make, you can vary the length really easily, and if you do square edges instead of pointed the guys I know love it because they wear it under their coat at work so it doesnt get into things. (they work outside).


05-22-2006, 02:47 PM
I like to wear colorful scarves with a little black leather jacket when it gets cooler. Here are my favorites:

I love Lacy V because it was fast and easy (and my first lace attempt though not really lace). I used Svale (Dale of Norway Silk Blend): http://www.twinwillowsfarm.com/lacy_v_scarf.html

I also like and wear the Tiger Eye, also using a different color Svale: http://www.tmooka.net/blogs/stitchingirl/patterns/tigereyescarf.pdf

Branching Out already mentioned is also lovely.

I am currently knitting Fern Lace Wrap from "The Little Box of Scarves" - so far so good.

Hope this helps-

05-22-2006, 04:20 PM
I can't believe no one has said the Clapotis yet! Love it. Wear it all the time and get tons of compliments. http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html

05-22-2006, 06:53 PM
For a minute there I thought you were in Australia with Tia. The scarf I most want to make is the DNA Scarf (http://www.twosheep.com/helix/)

05-22-2006, 06:55 PM
I made the dna scarf for my daughter, the scientist, last Christmas. She got a real kick out of it.

05-22-2006, 07:37 PM
My favorite to knit, wear, and give is out of Modular Knits by Iris Schreier. It is the Multi-Directional one on page 31.

05-22-2006, 10:45 PM
So I haven't knit this yet, but it's on my list to do for myself soon! I think it's just gorgeous. (The second one- the one called Matthew)


I'm also doing the Irish Hiking scarf right now and it's pretty fast and easy. I don't like that it has a wrong side though. I would have doubled it and folded it over, but didn't have enough yarn. :(

05-22-2006, 11:33 PM
AWWW you trippin over here talking about winter!!!! that is a big no no... plus you are near me so i know how Midwest winters are... to talkie of winter!!! :fingerwag:

05-23-2006, 01:54 AM
I just cast on enough stitches for 3x3 ribbing to repeat 3 times and knit away. No matter what I knit it with or what sized needles, it always comes out very warm. People have said that my scarf looks too thin, but I'm always warmer than many of the people wearing bulkier things. I think it's because mine has more room to trap warm air next to my body!

05-23-2006, 09:10 AM
I just do mine in ribbing and make it as wide as I want and as long as I want. I've made several this way for gifts, and people just love them. The ribbing tends to make them a bit thicker and warmer as it doesn't spread out as much unless you stretch it out yourself. :thumbsup:

05-23-2006, 02:28 PM
I made the Branching Out in Lion Brand Jiffy (white) as part of the gifts I made for co-workers. It turned out really nicely (considering it was acrylic) and I think I'd like to do one for myself this year (in better yarn, of course). I also made my son the Irish Walking Scarf which was a fun pattern.

I do think the branching out deserves a beret to go with it.

05-23-2006, 03:15 PM
i like the magic scarf. (http://www.spellingtuesday.com/magicscarf.html) it can be done in the round or not but i do it in the round so i don't have to purl. it looks like you did a LOT of hard work when you are done but is only done in stockinette stitch. the ripping at the end is a little scary at first but can be kind of cathartic ;) especially after having to rip out errors so often!...lol. i have done them on 16" circs and 12" circs and i think the 12 actually makes a nicer scarf just because it isn't SOOOO big.

the first one i did though was with a nubby kind of yarn. it was much harder to pull that out than i would have anticipated just as an fyi!

05-23-2006, 04:10 PM
I can't believe no one has said the Clapotis yet! Love it. Wear it all the time and get tons of compliments. http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html

OMGoodness, I can't believe I didn't mention my clappie, either :shock: Thanks for remembering the beautiful clapotis, IrishBaby :thumbsup:

05-23-2006, 04:25 PM
I adore Danica (www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTdanica.html) from Knitty. Not only is it great looking, but you can use as many/few colors as you want. Plus, it looks really complicated, but it is really easy. Just knitting and purling.

05-24-2006, 12:30 AM
One of the members of another forum just posted the link to this Ribbed Leaf Reversible Scarf:


Doesn't it look fabulous? This one may be my next project...

05-24-2006, 12:19 PM
:D Oh my...that scarf is gorgeous...I must put it on my "to do list"...thanks :D

05-24-2006, 01:51 PM
I am currently knitting a scarf for my brother out of Jaeger Matchmaker Merino 4ply. I chose a pattern from my knitting dictionary that is called "Diagonal Check Pattern":

Row 1: p1, k4
Row 2: p3, k2
Row 3: repeat Row 2
Row 4: Repeat Row 1
Row 5: k1, p4
Row 6: k3, p2
Row 7: Repeat Row 6
Row 8: Repeat Row 5
Row 9: Repeat Rows 1-8

I figure I should be finished by the first snow :XX: :D

05-24-2006, 03:33 PM
WOW... so many scarves to add to my to-do list... heheh

but i havta say.... one of the EASIEST and QUICKEST scarves i've knit.... is the elogated stitch one i found right here.... on the first page of getting started! AND... i've gotten more compliments on that scarf.... than i can count, and i've knit a couple, in different colors & for different people.... AND i'd get complimented on the wip while commuting.... (my favorite combination was gedifra mauritius & poisie) and QUICK did i say QUICK cause you're using that elogated stitch.....

also agree w/friskie kitty.... LOVED making that so-called-scarf & you impress yourself once you get the stitch down.

ok thats my two cents
good luck!

& for this christmas instead of makin everyone a scarf... i think i'm doing wimples for the girls.... (i gotta pattern in my knit a day calendar & they look cute) & NOW that danica scarf on knitty.... for the guys (how HOT is that model btw)?
woah nelly
:shock: :heart: