Easy Knit Scarf

The easy knit scarf you’ve been looking for.

Skill Level | Beginner
Finished Size | 8″ wide; 42″ long

Project sponsored by Red Heart Yarns


About this Pattern

If you’re looking for an easy knit scarf pattern that’s a little more interesting than a plan rib or garter stitch, you’re in the right place. Our easy knit scarf for beginners has a nice textured stitch that’s easy to learn and easy to knit.

This is a great project to practice your knit and purl stitches. You’ll alternate an all knit row with a row of knits and purls to create a stretchy stitch that’s perfect for scarves.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started, a video tutorial and, of course, written instructions to walk you through the entire project from start to finish.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx 265 yds; Red Heart Evermore (Colorway pictured: Autumn)
  • US 11 (8 mm) Knitting Needles
  • Optional: Pompom Maker
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
The Ultimate Guide to Substitute Yarn

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pattern details


  • CO Cast On
  • K Knit
  • P Purl
  • Rem Remaining
  • RS Right Side
  • Sk Skip
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
  • WS Wrong Side
pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size

8″ wide; 42″ long
(including poms)


12.5 sts x 18 rows = 4″
(stitch pattern)

This project comes together in one simple rectangular piece. We recommend blocking the scarf before adding the pom poms to improve the shape. If you’re unfamiliar with blocking, check out our guide here.

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the pattern

Written Instructions

CO 25. Be sure to leave at least a 10″ tail.

Row 1 (RS): K all sts.

Row 2 (WS): K first st. *K1, P1. Rep from * to last st. K last st.

Rep rows 1 and 2 until work measures approximately 34″ long from cast on edge ending on a row 2.

Last Row: Work a simple knitting bind off. Fasten off leaving a 10″ tail.

Adding the Pom Poms

Step 1: With the yarn needle and bind off tail, weave in and out of bind off stitches. Pull on tail to draw it up. Repeat on opposite end.

Step 2: Use the pompom tails to sew it onto the gathered edge.

Step 3: Tie the tails on the back and weave into the scarf.

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see how it’s done

Step-by-Step Tutorial

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Left-Handed Tutorial on YouTube

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