Easy Knit Scarf

The easy knit scarf you’ve been looking for.

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

Super bulky yarn and a fun stitch pattern helps this scarf work up really fast. It’s perfect for when you need a last minute scarf to keep warm in the chilly fall and winter months.

Project sponsored by Red Heart Yarns

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.

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


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

8″ wide; 42″ long
(including poms)

Gauge

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.

Need to Print this Pattern?

You’ll find the full pattern for free here on this page. However, if you’d like a PDF version of this pattern to print or save for offline use, you can purchase it from our PDF shop.

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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