Make this Easy, Free Scarf Knitting Pattern for a Versatile, Stylish chunky Scarf. This is a great knitting project for beginners!
Knitted scarves are such a versatile and practical accessory. But that doesn’t mean they have to be dull or drab. Even simple stitches can make for a truly fabulous scarf when done right. Like this for example.
The great thing about this fun knitted scarf is that it’s so easy to customize both in terms of color and length.
And you’ll love how super soft and squishy it is. I always evaluate my knits for squish factor. This scarf is designed to be on the skinnier side so it drapes comfortably around your neck. It can also be wrapped around and around to simulate the look of an infinity cowl.
The best part of this scarf is that it’s super easy to make, and it’s a pretty fast knit. Something like this is perfect for Holiday gifts….either for people you love or for yourself. I think if you draw names at work for gifts, anybody would be thrilled to get this as their Secret Santa!
The real trick to making this work is to double up on the yarn, and knit on really big needles.
The texture created by holding two strands together while knitting is like the best sky high Buttercream frosted cupcake you’ve ever had. You know what I mean? It piles up high and has so much structure. Yet it melts in your mouth as soon as you take a bite. Structured yet light. That’s what this scarf is all about.
I used my size 19US Rosewood knitting needles to make this scarf. I prefer wood for my straight knitting needles, and these are some of the best ever. I bought them from Wool and the Gang a couple of years ago, and I love having the chance to use them. Aren’t they gorgeous? You can certainly use your favorites for this, but if you’re in the market, I highly recommend these. So while the knitting needles I used are pretty fancy, the yarn is not. It’s from Michael’s and is their store brand Loops and Threads yarn. I love this super bulky weight yarn from them! It’s very nice all-purpose yarn, and I knit a lot of accessories with it.
Without further delay, here’s the pattern I used to construct this scarf.
- Yarn: 2 skeins Michael’s brand Loops and Cozy Wool Super Bulky Weight yarn
- Colorway: Mushroom
- Needles: Size 19 US knitting needles.
- Notions: Tapestry needle
- Holding two strands of yarn together (see the video tutorial on how to do this here), CO 12 stitches.
- Row 1: K2P2 (repeat in pattern until the end of the row)
- Repeat row 1 until approximately 14″ of yarn remains.
- Either BO the project or join new yarn to knit the scarf to a longer length. It’s up to you!
- Weave in the ends.
And that’s it! If you need tutorials for any of the techniques, I’ve linked to them. I have them all on the website here, and they all have video tutorials to demonstrate the technique. I’ve even created a quick video tutorial showing the process for knitting double stranded. It’s an easy way to make up a super chunky project that will not only keep you warm, but will look super stylish.
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