Free scarf knitting patterns that keep you cozy with thick warm fabric created with cables, textured stitches, or bulky yarns. Many are great for women and men. Most of the patterns are free.
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Road Less Travelled
Scarf with a main panel of knit & purl stitch woven-look texture, with cable borders on both sides and finished with a hatch stitch. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Inese Sang.
Zig Zag Scarf
Get a cable look without knitting cables with this zigzag lace pattern. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Designed by Bernat.
Cables and Poms Scarf
I love the cables on this scarf though I'm not sure whether I'd add the pompoms. Instructions are written and charted. Includes instructions to make pompoms. Designed by Nicole Winer. Worsted weight yarn.
Cedar Hill Scarf
Oversized scarf knit with cables and the bramble stitch. Width: 11”/28cm Length: 78”/198cm. Designed by Alexandra Tavel.
- Get the free knitting pattern - web version
- Buy the pdf
- Get the Cedar Hill Scarf kit at Lion Brand yarn for less than $20
Lamar Chunky Scarf
Gale Zucker designed this scarf featuring an easy all over cable pattern that’s a great unisex pattern.
Lazy Links Chunky Scarf
Mia’s scarf features a stitch that simulates cabling by wrapping ribbed stitches.
Double-Knotted Cabled Scarf
This scarf by Heavenlybabies features a double-knotted lattice stitch and is 8″ x 60″
Duo Columns Reversible Scarf
KnitPicks designed this reversible rectangular scarf with a simple lace pattern.
Maryse Roudier designed this easy pattern that combines garter stitch and increases / decreases to create a gathered effect.
Designed by Purl Soho, the chevrons in this textured scarf are created with wrapped and dropped stitches.
More Free Patterns
Rippenschal Ribbed Scarf
Margarete Dolff’s unisex scarf features a ribbed cabled pattern that forms a criss cross effect.
Reversible Cabled Brioche Scarf
fireflowerknits created this cushy scarf that is 5″ x 56″. Pictured project by B0adicea.
Deniss A. Saganai designed this geometric unisex scarf that’s great for multi-color yarn.
Honey Comb Twist Super Scarf
An all-over cable pattern is framed by a cable braid edge in this scarf by Patons. Quick knit in bulky yarn.
Camote Pocket Scarf
Cassandra Milani designed this scarf that’s perfect for warmth and convenience! Knit in garter stitch with Double Moss accents, it has a pocket at each end for keep your hands warm or carry small items.
Knot Stitch Scarf
Cotton & Cloud’s extra warm scarf is perfect for men or women, a thick scarf featuring all over knot stitches.
- Get the free knitting pattern on the Internet archive
- See the Ravelry page
- Get Aran weight yarn for this pattern on Etsy
Bias Scarf with Ribbed Cables
Lisa R. Myers designed this scarf that’s knit diagonally with cable edging.
Salt Flat Scarf
Virginia Catherall’s unique scarf won a Juror’s Award at the ‘12 Utah/Craft and Photography exhibition in October, 2012.
Manitou Passage Reversible Scarf
Jen Nashville designed this completely reversible cable scarf.
Braid Cable Reversible Hiking Scarf
Designed by Jeanna Quinones
Shale Pleated Scarf
Designed by Webs Yarn Store this scarf takes a simple stitch pattern and turns it into a cozy, unisex accessory.
Despite the name, this textured scarf from Prima is actually a trinity/blackberry stitch, not bobbles. A very easy all over pattern.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get super bulky yarn for this pattern on Etsy
- See more Trinity Stitch Knitting Patterns
Pucker Stitch Scarf
This unisex scarf by Octopus Knitting is great for multi-color yarn. When you go to the link below, scroll down the page past the beret pattern to see the scarf pattern.
Patterns for Purchase
Chelsea Cables & Ribbing Scarf
Scarf with slanting columns of 6-stitch cables in between ribbing. Might be reversible. Chart only. Aran weight yarn. Designed by D&M DesignWorks
Kenworth Mews Scarf
Cable scarf knit with a 24 row repeat of 3 cable patterns on a garter stitch background using DK weight yarn. Both row by row written and charted instructions. Designed by Sue Fischer
Celtic Woven Scarf
Can be worn as a hooded cowl. Quick knit in chunky yarn.
Color Dipped Scarf
This cozy scarf features an easy arrow stitch pattern and is a quick knit in bulky yarn.
Magic of Reversible Cables Scarf
Easy scarf features a reversible cable pattern so it looks the same on both sides. Quick knit in bulky / chunky yarn. Included in Creative Knitting Winter 2016
Easy oversized scarf is a quick knit in super bulky scarf.
Tailfeather Textured Scarf
Tailfeather is a unisex lace scarf with long interlocking feather motifs. The garter-based lace pattern is fast and easy to knit, and looks great on both sides. Two width options are given
This scarf is perfect for men and women.
Poem River Scarf
This reversible scarf features herringbone ribbed lace borders flowing into a waving ribbed lattice,
Slip Stitch Accessory Set
Easy colorwork set of earwarmer, scarf, and bootcuffs is one of the 10 sets in the ebook Cozy Fashion Accents