Self-Fastening Scarves and Shawls Knitting Patterns
I’m fascinated by the clever and beautiful ways designers find to fasten shawls and scarves using keyholes, pull-throughs and openings. Hope you are, too!
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Brioche Keyhole Scarf
Reversible Rodekool keyhole scarf was designed by Nancy Marchant. Pictured project by LilyLilyLily
Farmer’s Market Scarf
Knit all in one piece with a decorative counterpane edge on one end and a loop on the other, this scarf is a quick knit in bulky yarn. Designed by Rebecca Shepler
The Neck’s Big Thing
Shelley L Brander’s clever scarf is a quick easy pattern that takes advantage of the texture of chunky or handspun yarn. You just knit the loop and let the yarn strands loop through. Amazingly beautiful effect for very little effort! You have to have great yarn for the best look.
Alpi Alpenrose’s ingenious shawl pattern is designed with holes to thread the end of the wrap through. Available in 8 different languages including English.
Martha Stewart Neck Scarf
This cute keyhole neckwarmer by the Martha Stewart Design Team is easily customizable. One knitter even knitted a matching scarflet for her cat!
Pull Through Cable Wrap
Cynthia Yanok Wise designed this wrap that features cables, seed stitch borders, and a slit for wrapping the shawl. (Note: Red Heart sometimes sends me free yarn but did not ask me or pay me to promote this pattern.)
Carol’s Clever Little Shawl
Carol Sanders’ keyhole shawl was inspired by an antique 1800’s shawl. It is knit from side to side in garter stitch with lace edging added as you go. The shawl is shaped with short rows and closes cleverly with interlacing front tips created at the beginning and end of the shawl.
Beautiful one skein lace keyhole scarf by Christy Hills!
Patterns for Purchase
Flame lace stitch shawl that fastens by slipping a ribbed tab through a loop in front. Designed by Shaina Bilow
Chevron Keyhole Scarf
The chevron stitch looks great in a self striping yarn.
Sprinkle and Squares Scarf
Cute neckwarmer knitted in one piece and self-fastens by pulling through the bow. The color is worked in a mosaic stitch pattern where one color is used at a time, eliminating fussy stranding as in fair isle technique. FINISHED SIZE 4” wide and 18” long.
This lacy shawl gently drapes over the shoulders and neatly closes in the front by pulling one end through the other.
Fox Keyhole Scarf
This cute fox by StitchEScrochet is a keyhole scarf. Just pull the tail through the head loop to fasten.
Leaves and Mock Cable Keyhole Scarf
This lace pattern includes links to video tutorials.