Beginner Knit Scarf

Your perfect first knit scarf project!

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


About this Pattern

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.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • 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

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


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • 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.

pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size

5″ wide;
60″ long


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.

printable pattern

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the pattern

Written Instructions

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.


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

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see how it’s done

Step-by-Step Tutorial

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Right-Handed Tutorial on YouTube


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