Easy Fashion Scarf Knitting Patterns
These lightweight scarves are designed as stylish accessories, perfect for spring and summer. Rated easy by Ravelrers and/or the designer.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Garter stitch scarf with 2 row repeat mesh lace border. The only challenge is the beads added to the backward loop cast on. Fingering weight yarn, Designed by Rhona R. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Great with multi-colored yarn.
Striped Chevron Scarf
Two row repeat stripes zig-zag off your needles in an easy-to-memorize chevron pattern paired with alternating color blocks. DK weight yarn. Designed by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Great for mini skeins or stashbusting.
Berry Lacey Scarf
Drop stitch scarf knit with one skein of the recommended multi-colored yarn on larger needles for extra laciness. DK weight yarn, Designed by Denise Twum of NiseyKnits. Rated very easy by Ravelrers
Drop Stitch Scarf
This scarf uses a horizontal drop stitch or seafoam pattern, and looks beautiful in a variegated yarn. Designed by Christine Vogel. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Pictured project by jaydee83 . Available in a variety of languages.
Noro Summer Scarf
This easy lightweight scarf is knit with a 4 row repeat trinity / berry stitch that showcases multi-colored yarn. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Absolute Knits. Rated very easy by Ravelrers.
Easy diagonal lace scarf knit with an easy to memorize 12 row repeat with all wrong side rows just purl. DK weight yarn, Can easily customize into a shawl. Designed by Melissa LaBarre. Rated easy by Ravelrers. A note from the designer: “Although the written directions on the Knitting Daily blog do not match the chart, they really are the same. They appear to just start the pattern at different points, but if either are followed, the end result will be the same.”
Zigzag mesh scarf with alternating 2 row repeat patterns for right leaning and left leaning to create the zigzag. Fingering weight yarn, Designed by Skeinwalker for Knotions. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Great with multi-colored yarn.
Lace and cable scarf using mostly an easy 2 row repeat of eyelet lace border and stockinette, with all wrong side rows as rest rows. There’s one cable row about every 20 rows. Fingering or lace weight yarn. Designed by Norah Gaughan for Berroco. Pictured project by yarnandflowersRated easy by Ravelrers
Bias Stripe Scarf
An 8 row lace pattern (with wrong side rows just knit) alternates with stockinette in this elegant scarf. The only challenges might be that the bias requires decreasing and increasing on most rows and lace is charted. Use contrasting yarns for the best effect. Designed by Amy Gunderson for Universal Yarns.
Easy scarf that consists of an 8 row repeat (7 of garter stitch and one of the lace). You do the 8 row increase repeat until the scarf is as half the length you want and then do the 8 row repeat decrease. Great for showcasing variegated, gradient, or cake yarn. Designed by Sue Flanders. Finished measurements; Length=60″, Width=1-1/2 to 8″. Pictured projects by cbass who used a gradient yarn and slwalsh
Pearl-barred Scallop Scarf
There’s only one line of pattern stitches to remember in this very easy chevron lace scarf. Designed by Cheri Borden. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Fingering weight yarn. Pictured project by beaukat
Wellegang / Swell Scarf
This easy lace scarf is knit with a 12 row repeat, but the wrong side rows are all purled and some of the right side rows are all knit. Fingering weight yarn on larger needles for lacier look. Designed by Christiane Stemberg. Available in English and German. Pictured projects by CairAndros and MyDailyFiber
Maryse Roudier’s easy scarf creates ruching by using increases to add fabric and decreases to “gather” between garter stitch rows. Warning: this is a yarn eater because you use twice as many stitches for the gathered sections. Pictured project by elsteffo.
Colliding Stars Scarf
Scarf knit with a diagonal lace stitch in a 10 row repeat inspired by The Harmony Guides: Lace & Eyelets. Optional crochet edging. Use any weight of yarn. Designed by Denise Twum of Niseyknits. Rated easy by Ravelrers
Bias stripe scarf knit with alternating stripes of 2 row eyelet lace and garter stitch. Naname (say “nah-nah-may”) means diagonal in Japanese. 4 sizes: Short Scarf (Long scarf, Short Wrap, Long Wrap). Fingering weight yarn on larger needles for lacier look. Designed by Emily Bolduan. Pictured projects by the designer, llomakermaker, and jfsincali. Rated very easy by Ravelrers
Sage Smudging Scarf
This easy lace scarf is knit with a 4 row repeat presented in written instructions and chart. 9” wide x 64” long. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Rox Reverendo for Manos del Uruguay
Summer Stream Scarf
This versatile lace scarf is perfect for warmer weather if knit in cotton or silk, or knit it in cozier yarns for cold weather. The bottom lace pattern is a 16 row repeat with all even rows purled, and then the rest of the scarf is a 2 row repeat. Charted and does require grafting. Designed by Asami Kawa. Most Ravelrers rated it very easy or easy and said the stitch pattern was easy to memorize (but it might be challenging for beginners). Pictured project by saphirsteph who added 2 repetitions of the leaf lace.
This easy lace scarf features a 14 row stitch pattern (but the wrong side rows are all the same). Written instructions and chart. Knit in 2 pieces and grafted. Use a fingering weight for spring and summer scarf or a heavier weight for cold weather. Designed by Kristen TenDyke by Classic Elite Yarns. Pictured project by BonnieRuth
One Row Lace Scarf
Turvid designed this super simple scarf pattern. Cast on 24 sts (or any number of stiches dividable with 4). Knit 2 rows. Knit pattern row: K4, (YO, K2tog, K2) repeat between ( ) 5 times. Repeat the pattern row until your scarf is at desired length. Knit 1 row and cast off. The pictured project by jondrejka used a sport weight mohair yarn with size 9 needles, though the pattern recommends fingering weight on size 10 needles.
A simple but elegant lace scarf worked on the bias in a 2 row repeat. 2 sizes: Small (S) (13” x 72”) and Large (L) (18” x 86”), requiring 50g and 100g of lace weight yarn, respectively. Designed by Galt House of Yarn.
The lace in this scarf is a 4 row repeat trimmed with edges of 2 row repeat twisted rib. Designed by the Universal Design Team.
Patterns for Purchase
Relatively simple crescent shaped scarf knit with an eyelet rib placed against a reverse stockinette stitch background. Designed by Katherine Vaughan. Fingering weight yarn.
Lightweight stockinette scarf with wavy lace at ends. Great with multi-colored yarn. Rated easy by designer. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Brianna K
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern on Etsy
- Get the recommended Schachenmayr Tahiti yarn at Loveknitting (pictured scarf in colorway Suedsee)
Lightweight lace scarf with eyelet mesh lace and zigzag edge. Rated easy by designer. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Lavender Hill Knits
Tidal Cove Scarf
Garter stitch scarf with three-dimensional folds inspired by the ocean tide. Personalize with beads, charms, feathers, shells, tassels, or other fun stuff. Easy to customize for different weights and sizes. Designer says this is suitable for an advanced beginner knitter. Designed by Knitwise Design
Zigzag Lace Scarf
Lightweight cotton scarf. Designed as a teaching pattern to help knitters grow in their skills and knowledge and includes tutorials. Designed by Knitting Guru. Great lightweight scarf for spring and summer,
Accent scarf with zigzag lace and drop stitch openwork. Designed by Anne Hanson of Knitspot. Pictured project by fisherwomanknits. Fingering weight yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers and the designer.
South Beach Scarf
Easy neckerchief openwork scarf can be also be worn as a cowl or shawlette. Designed by Christine Marie Chen. Pictured project by JULIECLAUDE. Sport weight yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers and the designer.
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern at Annie’s
- Also available in Simple Knits for Spring & Summer
Twirling Leaf Scarf
Wavy scarf knit with short rows (wrap & turn), worked in garter stitch. you can knit to whatever length you want. Designed by
Pseudo Shibori Scarf
Ribbed and textured scarf knit on the bias, but without the felting associated with shibori. Designed by Laura Irwin. Pictured project by AryaStark. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. One of the 20 patterns in the Boutique Knits eBook
Katie Himmelberg designed this easy, flowing drop stitch scarf. Stitches are dropped during the bind-off to create the dropped-stitch sections and the fringe. Pictured project by stephccng. This is on the knitting patterns selected for Best of Knitscene.
Hillflowers Scarf or Shawl
Rectangular wrap knit in with an easy to remember lace pattern in 2 pieces and grafted at the center back for symmetry. It works well with tonal variegated colorways. Can be resized by adding/subtracting repeats or worked in a different gauge by changing yarn weight and needles. Designed by Anne Hanson. Rated easy by Ravelrers and the designer.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!