Knitting patterns for scarves knit with dynamic designs based on daily temperaure, mood, books read, dice roll, RPGs, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 1/30/23
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Capricious Temperature Scarf
Shorter time frame temperature scarf designed for knitters who don't want a year long project. Pictured scarf uses a time frame of 112 days, but you can choose any dates or days you wish, though multiple of 4 works best. You can use any needles, any yarn, and any colors. Perfect for mini skeins or stash busting. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Marly Bird.
Secret Admirer Scarf
Use cables and binary code letters to create a special secret message for loved one. Cables that look like zeroes and ones are knit in rows to form binary letters. Designed by Cyn.
Turn a song into a blanket, scarf, or other knitting project by converting musical notes to color. Chart for Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and Brahms Lullaby are included but you can customize for any song. You can also crochet the project. Pictured projects are Twinkle, Twinkle Little Cowl by ajbartlett, Brahms Lullaby as a Rainbow by malikaf, and Are You Sleeping by Woollebecq (crocheted). Perfect for stash busting. Designed by Kicki Frisch.
- Get the free Twinkle, Twinkle Little Blankie knitting pattern
- Get the free Brahms Lullaby as a Rainbow knitting pattern
Mood Tracker / End the Stigma Blanket
This blanket or scarf is a mood tracker blanket designed like temperature tracker blankets. If you use a bullet journal to track your moods, this is a way to turn that into a beautiful project to keep. With just 2 rows, you can track your moods and growth through the year. The designer Janna Garrett named this blanket End the Stigma because talking about mental illness helps end the stigma of mental illness.
Schitt’s Creek Temperature Blanket
In a twist on the temperature blanket, the colors of this blanket are inspired by the beloved Schitt's Creek series such as Rosebud Motel burgundy, Johnny Suit Gray, and Black Crow. Knit your blanket as you rewatch your favorites. Not a fan of Schitt's Creek? Make up a color palette from your favorite show. The pattern is free and there is a kit available. Designed by Lion Brand
- Get the free knitting pattern or kit -- free download button is below kit information
- Watch Schitt’s Creek at Amazon
One Day At A Time
This unique scarf celebrates the victory of One Day at a Time with knit circles — one for Every Single Day of a year of sobriety. Perfect for hand-dyed yarn or stashbusting. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Jodie Gordon Lucas.
Ribbed Temperature Blanket or Scarf
Easy temperature blanket created by knitting one row for each day of the year, in a color corresponding to the temperature on that day. At the end of the year you have a beautiful multicolor blanket. Perfect for mini skeins or stashbusting. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Gabrielle Vézina. Available in English and French
More Free Patterns
Naughty or Nice Calendar
The shawl with 12 lace charts that you can mix and match to the months of the year. Choose what you like or make this a year long record of each month's naughty or nice moods. Knit sideways on a bias with a small cable detail. Perfect for mini skeins or stashbusting. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Samantha Van Noy
Mood Scarf - Irish Moss
Scarf knit in stripes to match your mood -- either the one you have or the one you want to have. Knit in 4 Row Repeat Irish Moss. The mood suggestions are all positive but I think you could adapt the recipe to other moods. 3 color scheme suggestions. Designed by Yarnspirations
Binary Code Super Scarf
Create Any Message That You Want on a Binary Knit Super Scarf! Create a special secret message for loved one or encode a message for a prayer shawl. Aran weight yarn. MARLYMADEMEDOIT Super Scarf designed by Stephanie Menefee for Marly Bird. Does require email for download of code and pdf.
RPG / D&D Adventurer Scarf
Create a custom scarf for your D&D or RPG character with this sampler of six stitches based on different aspects (ability scores) of a character with lengths of stitch patterns depending on the score for the character. Strength is knit with Basket Stitch, Dexterity Purl and Garter Stripes, Constitution Squares, Intelligence Parallelogram Tile, Wisdom Stockinette Diamond, Charisma Double Moss Diamond. Makes the perfect gift for the gamer in your life, or an accessory to show off to your favorite tabletop RPG character. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Katie Applebee
Easy cowl knit with stripes representing the points as they are scored in each game using the colors of your favorite team! Knit while you enjoy the game and have a beautiful accessory at the end of the season. Two sizes. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Michelle Hunter
Mood Scarf - Shaker Rib
Scarf knit in stripes to match your mood -- either the one you have or the one you want to have. Knit in 2 Row Repeat Shaker Rib. The mood suggestions are all positive but I think you could adapt the recipe to other moods. 3 color scheme suggestion. Designed by Yarnspirations
Temperature Timepiece Shawl
Record the high temperature of every day in the stripes of this shawl/scarf/blanket with the color of each row based on temperature. Eyelet rows separate the months. Worsted weight yarn. Easy pattern and great for stashbusting. Designed by Andrea Shanti
Book Review Scarf
Designed for book readers, this easy ribbed scarf is a visual review and reminder of the books you read over a chosen timeframe. In a spin on temperature scarves, each color and stripe width represents the number of stars you would give the book. You can also use this recipe for movies or shows you watch. Designed by knittedblissJC
Patterns for Purchase
Gambling with Color
This scarf or shawl uses dice (or a random number generator) so that you can create a new, unique shawl every time you make it. It is also great for using up leftovers. Any gauge. Designed by Victoria Myers.
The Quest Scarf
This scarf or shawl is knit as you play a knitting adventure game. Each scarf is different, determined by a roll of dice. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Melinda Measor.
HiLo Temperature Cowl
Cowl knit in two color corrugated rib to represent the high and low temperatures of each day. Designed for mini skeins, it's also a great stashbuster. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Victoria Myers.