Knitting patterns for scarves knit in a tube to hide reverse side stitch work. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 9/7/23
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Pretty and practical, this scarf is knit in the round in a long tube with pointed ends and can be worn a variety of ways. Uses one skein of fingering weight yarn. Designed by Purl Soho.
Dot The I Scarf
Reversible scarf knti with one half polka dots, the other half stripes. This is a great beginners project in stranded knitting. The scarf is seamless and knitted in the round to hide the colorwork flowats. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Lone Arnsted. Available in English and Norwegian
Reversible scarf featuring simple but striking geometric patterns, worked in the round to hide the colorwork floats. DK weight yarn. Designed by Dianna Walla. Available in English and French
Colorwork Tube Scarf
Scarf knit in an interrupted stripe pattern inspired by the sun shining through trees. Knit in the round so the colorwork reverse is hidden and there's no wrong side. Designed for 9 colors it's perfect for stashbusting or mini skeins. DK weight yarn. Designed by Purl Soho.
Stranded Sheep Scarf
A scarf with sheep motifs knit in the round so it's reversible and floats are hidden. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Metalheavy Knits. Pictured project by karinou
Penelope Cobblestone Scarf
A scarf inspired by the one worn by Christina Ricci in the movie Penelope. Knit in the round so it's reversible and floats are hidden. DK weight yarn. Designed by Jennifer Moretti. Pictured project by SewTechnicolor
Pencil / Le Crayon Scarf
Pencil shaped scarf that's perfect for the writer, student, artist, and more. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Jonna Hietala. Available in English and Finnish
Hazy Wave Scarf
Zigzag stripe scarf with options to knit in the round (reversible) or knit flat in a 6 round/row repeat. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Leila Tricote.
Scarf knit with a 2 color dot gradient. Knit in the round so it's reversible and floats are hidden. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Dani Arnold. Pictured project by engranon
Tubular scarf knit with a slip-stitch pattern in 2 colors (one for the main color, one for the slip stitch), creating texture and the illusion of color work. Perfect for using leftover sock yarn or mini skeins. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Jacqui Verbeek.
More Free Patterns
Shawl with sections of flowers and garden inspired patterns in stranded colorwork. Knit in the round so all the floats are on the inside. Designed for 9 colors it's great for stashbusting and leftover yarn. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Luísa Ló for Rosarios. Available in English and Portuguese
Tubular Wavy Scarf
Easy cable scarf knit in the round so there is no wrong side. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Tonja Pe Benito for Lion Brand.
Field Guide Scarf
The pairing of deep cabled ends and a subtle diamond pattern for the body add interest and elegance to this scarf, knit in the round so there is no wrong side. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Plucky Knitter Design. Available in English and Norwegian.
Stripey Tube Scarf
Easy scarf knit in 2 round stripe pattern. Knit in the round so there's no stockinette curling issue and no wrong side. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed for 7 colors it's perfect for stashbusting or mini skeins. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Purl Soho.
Vibrant hearts cover this stranded scarf knit in the round so all floats are hidden inside. Finished with a feather and fan lace border. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Lone Arnsted. Available in English and Norwegian.
Frango Sampler Scarf
Sampler scarf knit with sections of Shadow Chevron, mesh lace, moss stitch, an stockinette. Knit in the round as a tube so there's no unsightly wrong side. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Staci Perry of v e r y p i n k.
Falling Snow Scarf
Fair Isle flurries fall on this scarf that is knit in a tube, so it's double-cozy with no unsightly wrong side. The snowflake colorwork is all mapped out in both chart and written form. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Purl Soho.
Foxy Loxy Scarf
Myjah Conant designed this quick fox scarf made with yarn held double. Edited by Meghan Fournier
Fair Isle Scarf
Designed by Irina Poludnenko with a geometric pattern. Recommended yarn available on pattern page.
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Reversible Fair Isle Scarf
This scarf features a reversible Criss cross stitch lace section at each end. The body of the scarf is knit in the round as a tube so the scarf looks pretty on both sides. Designed by Clare Hutchinson.
This keyhole scarf was designed by Thelma Egberts to match the fish hat knitting pattern above.
Patterns for Purchase
The spiral patterned scarf is worked on circular needles and features an easy combination of stitches. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Kathy Hammerton
Airy tube scarf knit in the round using lace, stockinette and garter stitches to create a lacy zigzag fabric. Ziggy looks beautiful in semi-solid yarns, but would look just as beautiful in multicolor yarns. You could also use leftover yarns and knit up a colorful scarf. Designed by Annie Baker
Tartan Plaid Scarf
Plaid scarf with fringe knit in the round to hide the colorwork reverse. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by LadyJayCrochet
Retro Flower Scarf
A stylized leaf and flower pattern creates a lovely Fairisle scarf knit in the round to make it reversible and hide the floats. DK weight yarn. Designed by Martin Storey
Colorful Fair Isle Scarf
This scarf has more than 40 fair isle patterns (motifs) and can use 21 colors! Choose how many motifs and colors you want to use. Great stashbuster for leftover yarn. It is knit in the round to hide the colorwork reverse. Designed by Aletta Boleyn
East Anglia Scarf
Lofty and warm, the East Anglia Scarf features an all-over diamond pattern in two contrasting colors. This scarf is generously sized and gender neutral, so it will work well for any adult. It is knit in the round as a seamless tube for easy finishing. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Bridget Pupillo
Scarf that features a chickadee bird on a background of colorwork leaves and flowers. This scarf is a tube, knit in the round, beginning and ending with a ribbed border. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Faye Kennington
Outside In Scarf
Knit as a tube with slipped stitch colorwork, all you have to do is turn this scarf inside out to get a different look. See the inside out look by clicking the link below and then clicking See more images.