The Ultimate Knitted Scarf

I have named this pattern The Ultimate Knitted Scarf because that is exactly what it is!  With two kids in hockey, I spend a lot of my time bundled up in layers of warm, not always flattering arena friendly attire.   And now that we are beginning another season of me freezing my bum off, I decided to knit a scarf for myself that would not only keep me warm and cozy, but also be luxuriously soft and stylish.  I chose an uncomplicated pattern stitch too,  so that I could knit while watching TV.

This beginner friendly pattern creates a stylish, cozy, soft, warm, beautiful infinity scarf that is the perfect length to wrap around your neck exactly three times.  I chose my favorite soft bulky yarn: Knit Picks Biggo, and whipped this scarf up in just a few hours!  I know that I’ll be wearing it all season long – and if you are looking to make the ultimate knitted scarf as well, try out the pattern and let me know what you think in the comments below!

I have written out and posted the free pattern for this cozy scarf below on this page.  

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The Ultimate Knitted Scarf Pattern



3 stitches = 1” in stockinette stitch


One Size/Adult.


K: Knit

P: Purl


This scarf is knit flat on straight knitting needles.  If you’d like to alter the width, cast on a multiple of 4 plus 3 stitches.

Cast on 31 stitches.

Row 1: K1; *K2, P2; repeat from * to last two stitches; K2.

Row 2: K1; *P2, K2; repeat from * to last two stitches; P1, K1.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until scarf measures 72 inches (or 36 inches folded in half).  This will take just under 3 hanks of the yarn, leaving enough for finishing.

Cast off in pattern.

Fold scarf in half and sew together the cast on and cast off ends to form an infinity scarf.

Weave in all loose ends.

I hope you enjoyed this free pattern and I am so grateful for your support!  Don’t forget that you can purchase the ad-free PDF file.  Purchasing the PDF file helps support this website and allows me to continue to share my patterns and inspiration with you guys!   

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26 thoughts on “The Ultimate Knitted Scarf

  1. Thank you very much for your generous sharing of this scarf pattern ! I am so looking forward to starting it, especially now that the weather is cooling, my favourite time of year.

  2. Gorgeous scarf – thank you for sharing this pattern. You’ve inspired me to give this a try and hopefully create beautiful a few beautiful gifts. I am mesmerized by your knitting kneedles!! Where can I get some – their color will make working with black yarn more fun!!

    1. Hi Irene! You’re so welcome! The needles are from but unfortunately they have discontinued the square ones!

  3. .I was overjoyed to find your pattern in my inbox yesterday, as I’m a rather new continental knitter, but have caught on rather well, after crocheting for years. Can’t wait to get going on this and believe I’ll be making several as gifts for Christmas.

  4. Hi this scarf looks really nice but I’m having trouble with the pattern (I’m brand new to knitting!). By the looks of the pattern the knits and purls should be lining up so you knit the knits and purl the purls to make the ribbing pattern? However I can’t seem to make sense of that from the pattern because I seem to be knitting purls and vice versa from it. I’ve tried writing it out but that still happens (Ks in one row with a P in the next). Could someone please clarify this? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Vanessa, This is a variation on a ribbed stitch. The knits and purls will not line up every time but keep going and you will see it come together.

  5. I crochet all my life, but I’m so impressed with many beautiful knitting designs I started to learn how to knit.
    Your pattern is excellent for beginners, and it motivates me to knit it, since I learned about ‘knit’ and ‘purl’.
    Thank you Dear for sharing this pattern, love the look of your scarf!
    Knitting hugs!

  6. I love your patterns! Thank you for sharing and being so inspirational! For this scarf could I use size 15 needles instead of the size 17? Thanks for your help.

  7. You’ll know I new by my question. To me your first line says k3, p2 and so on. Is the * just mean leaving out the k1 for the rest of the row? So it’s k2, p2 till the end where you have the last 2 k stitches. Just wanted to make sure… Thanks for the pattern!

  8. Hi, I love this scarf! After looking at your pattern I was wondering if this could be knitted on circular needles to make an infinity scarf. I’m fairly new at knitting and have only knitted one other scarf on circular needles, but thought this pattern might work. What do you recommend?

    1. Hi Tori, you could just knit it long and then seam the ends together. Sine the stitch goes horizontally across this scarf, if you tried to knit it in the round it would look different (stitch pattern would be vertical).

  9. Love this and will use a three needle bind off in pattern to join. Just found your blog. Ordered yarn to make some of your patterns!

  10. Aloha- I’m just about finished knitting this gorgeous and easy Ultimate knitted scarf in charcoal gray, thick and quick yarn. I can’t believe how beautiful the pattern is using only knit and purl. I’m knitting the regular scarf 72″ for my nephew in Norway- he’s 6’2″ so I think he’ll love the scarf as well as the warmth and length. Thanks again.

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