Free Knitting Patterns: Scarves

A scarf are probably one of the most popular knitting project. They are typically straight forward to knit and don't require seaming or careful attention to gauge. This makes them ideal first projects for beginning knitters. Below, you will find dozens for free knit scarf patterns, from simple stitch patterns to complex cable designs.


Illusions Cable Scarf

Intermediate. All the look of a cable, but not really a cable.


Game Day Scarf



Edgar Scarf



Autumn Simplicity Scarf


Gauge: 3.0 stitches per inch or 12.0 stitches per 4 inches.

Agave Scarf


Gauge: 5.0 stitches per inch or 20.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Unisex Lace Border Scarf

Beginner. Easy project, video tutorials included. approx. 12.5cm wide (you can knit as long as you want)

Gauge: 0.0 stitches per inch or 0.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Danica Scarf

Intermediate. An entrelac knit scarf.

Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch or 18.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Iceland Scarf

Beginner. A easy knit scarf project.

Flower Scarf

Beginner/Intermediate. A quick and easy knitting project.


Felted Neck Muff


Gauge: 4.0 stitches per inch or 16.0 stitches per 4 inches.

Flamboyant Scarf

Beginner. An airy scarf with pointy ends and and pom-poms.

Gauge: 4.0 stitches per inch or 16.0 stitches per 4 inches.

Big Chevron Scarf

Beginner. This soft and furry scarf is everything you ever need. It can be worn as a scarf, a shawl and a body wrap for a chilly day.

Basic Entrelac Scarf


Gauge: 3.75 stitches per inch or 15.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Amy Cabled Scarf

Intermediate. An broad and intricate cabled scarf.

Gauge: 9.0 stitches per inch or 36.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Candlelight Shawl


Airy Waves Shawl

Beginner. This simple cabled wrap/vest is warm and elegant, perfect for a Fall evening

Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch or 18.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Rusty Nail Shawl


Gauge: 6.0 stitches per inch or 24.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Sagittaria Shawl

Intermediate. The shawl is named after the arrowhead pattern in the shawl edging.

Shipwreck Shawl

Intermediate/Advanced. This is a variant of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Pi Shaw.

Gauge: 7.25 stitches per inch or 29.0 stitches per 4 inches.

Seaweed Wrap

Beginner/Intermediate. A quick knit shawl for toddlers and young kids.

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