Beginner Knit Scarf

Your perfect first knit scarf project!

Skill Level | Beginner
Finished Size | 5″ wide; 60″ long

Working up in a weekend, the Beginner Knit Scarf here at B.Hooked is perfect for your first knitting project. The tutorial will walk you through the entire process step-by-step, no prior skills necessary.

If you haven’t knit anything before and you don’t know where to begin, you’re in the right place. This is the pattern I recommend all new knitters begin with.

Through this project you’ll learn the fundamentals of every knitting project: casting on, knit stitches and binding off. Sure you can learn all these skills individually but we believe new skills are learned when you incorporate them into a project you can enjoy.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We’ve prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you will need to get started as well as a video tutorial and written instructions to complete this easy knit hat from start to finish.

  • 1 skein; Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (Colorway pictured: Storm Front) Color A
  • 1 skein; Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (Colorway pictured: Blossom) Color B
  • US 10.5 Knitting Needles
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors


  • CO Cast On
  • K Knit
  • Rem Remaining
  • St(s) Stitch(es)

These abbreviations are industry standards and are used to simplify the pattern and making it easier to read. Whenever you see a “K” simply tell yourself to knit.

Finished Size

5″ wide;
60″ long

Gauge

13 sts x 24 rows = 4″
(garter stitch)

As a beginner you don’t need to worry much about gauge right now. Just know it is a really important metric in the overall size of a project, including this beginner knit scarf. If your scarf turns out much wider, longer or you run out of yarn, you may want to measure a section of the scarf and compare that to the gauge. If your measurement is different, that’s why the sizing or yardage was off.

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.

Row 1: With A, CO 16 sts.

Row 2: K all sts.

Repeat: Rep row 2 until scarf measures approximately 11″ long from cast on edge.

Next Row: K all sts with color B

Repeat: Rep last row until scarf measures approximately 48″ long from cast on edge.

Next Row: K all sts with color A

Repeat: Rep last row until your scarf measures approximately 60″ from cast on edge when slightly stretched.

Finishing

Work a simple knitting bind off. Weave in your ends with a yarn needle and enjoy!

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