Think garter stitch scarves are just for beginners? Check out these knitting patterns for scarves knit primarily with garter stitch. Many of the patterns are free.
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Level Up Blanket Scarf
Web version is free. Geometric slices of color add drama and intrigue to this simple garter stitch blanket scarf. Designed by Alexandra Tavel of Two of Wantds. Bulky weight yarn.
Watercolors Garter Hooded Scarf
Scarf with pockets and hood knit mostly in garter stitch. Scarf and Hood are worked separately then sewn together. Great showcase for self-striping or gradient yarn. Designed by Lion Brand. Uses about 500 yards(450 meters)of Bulky weight yarn.
Giant Gradient Bias Scarf
Knit in garter stitch on the bias, this beginner friendly scarf showcases gradient and color-change yarn. Designed by Cate Carter-Evans. Sport yarn weight.
More Free Patterns
Garter stitch and short rows create colorful triangles on this wrap. Designed by Sarah E. Chapman for Fairmount Fibers. DK weight yarn.
Easy Short Row Scarf
Worked in short rows of garter stitch that create natural ruffles and ripples that showcases color change yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn. Worsted yarn weights. Pictured projects by the designer and Okiecowgirl.
Easy Pocketed Scarf
Color blocked scarf knit in garter stitch with contrasting pockets. Designed by DY Choice. Quick knit in bulky weight yarn.
On the Bias Scarf
Designed by Knit and Crochet Now, multi-colored yarn combines with short row sections to create a stunning scarf. This is a pattern that really cries out for multi-colored, self-striping, or variegated yarn. Recommended yarn available on pattern page.
Patterns for Purchase
Giana Pocket Shawl
Easy, beginner friendly, shawl/wrap with pockets knit in garter stitch. Knits up fast in chunky yarn. Designed by ChristaCoDesign