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21 Cozy Scarf Knitting Patterns That Will Get You Ready For Fall

What’s one thing you can’t live without during the cooler Fall season? A cozy knit scarf, of course! Not only does it up your personal style, but it also gives warmth and comfort too! 

For people who are learning how to knit, scarves are always a great place to start. We've chosen a variety of types of scarves including, knit cowl scarf patterns, triangle scarf patterns cabled scarf patterns, lace scarf patterns, infinity scarf patterns and even links to the very popular Doctor Who scarf knitting pattern and the Harry Potter scarf knitting pattern.

Not only are there beautiful scarves for women, but we've also included some men's scarf knitting patterns as well.

We’ve gathered here 21 cozy scarf knitting patterns that you can knit quickly, just in time for fall and impending winter. If you’re a beginner at knitting, these should be the perfect knitting project to get you started.

Infinity Scarf Knitting Pattern

This knit infinity scarf pattern is a quick and easy scarf to make, which makes it perfect for beginners. The scarf is knitted using seed stitch and will keep you warm during the colder months, as it is made with super bulky yarn.

Via Handy Little Me

Lovely Leaf Lace Scarf Knitting Pattern

The stitches that create this beautiful and textured scarf pattern are a simple combination of strategic yarn-overs and decreases. The lace knit pattern has a wonderful dimensionality while the stockinette pattern curls around your neck like a big soft hug.

Via Purl Soho

The Rosewood Scarf

The Rosewood Scarf is a reversible cabled scarf knit entirely in fisherman’s rib. The combination of fisherman’s rib and wide alternating cables make for a sublimely squishy knit that you won’t want to put down.

Via Knifty Knittings

Jagged Triangular Scarf Knitting Pattern

Triangular scarves are easy to work, can be worn as either a scarf or a shawl, and garter stitch scarves or shawls are always popular in the knitting world. The Jagged Triangular Scarf is an easy sideways garter stitch scarf and the increase stitch used in the body of the scarf is the kfb stitch.

Via Leah Michelle Designs


Doctor Who Scarf Knitting Pattern

Those who follow Doctor Who will know exactly what we're talking about when we say the “fourth Doctor Who scarf”. The BBC (makers of the Doctor Who TV series) has been kind enough to release a pattern, so you can knit your own scarf.

Via Tor.com

The Traveler Knit Infinicowl Scarf

This is called the “Traveler Scarf” because I think the versatility of wearing it up, down or all around makes it a cozy choice to wear while your traveling by foot. Made with Lion Brand's Woolspun yarn, it’s pretty big to pack in your carry-on for the airplane, but if you will be walking through the cold, this will be a welcome accessory.

Via Mama In A Stitch

Trailblazer Scarf

This Trailblazer scarf was the perfect one-skein project for this pretty skein of Cold Springs Creations yarn in ‘Acorn’. It has that gentle crescent shape that makes it almost a shawl, but with all the easy wearability of a simple knit scarf.

Via Knitted Bliss

Cedar Hill Scarf

It’s impossible not to think cozy squishy knits as soon as September rolls around. The Cedar Hill Knit Scarf may look much more complicated, but once you get the hang of it, it can also be relaxing and addicting to work on. The stitches in the Cedar Hill Scarf make it a unisex accessory that will quickly become a staple of any winter wardrobe. 

Via Two Of Wands

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Larch Triangle Scarf Knit Pattern

This is a quick and easy little scarflet, or knit triangular neck scarf worked in fingering weight yarn. Gauge really does not matter. Just pick a yarn you like and choose a needle size that produces a drape that suits you and enjoys.

Via Ravelry

Misty Rainbow Scarf

Misty Rainbow is a stylish knit infinity scarf that shows off the best of unusually colored yarn. Rows of Herringbone Stitch create a beautiful texture that highlights the changes in colors. The fabric looks nice from both sides and is dense enough to keep you warm and cozy.

Via Life Is Cozy

Waffle Neck Warmer Knitting Pattern

This Waffle Knit Neck Warmer Scarf is the perfect knitting project to keep you cozy while you Netflix and Knit. If you love knitting up easy projects, create this fashion accessory inspired by Eleven’s favorite Eggos treat from “Stranger Things.”

Via Studio Knit

Cherry Pie Scarf 

Cherry Pie is a sweet short scarf with star stitch. The scarf has a keyhole. It's an easy and quick pattern to knit! 

Via Yucca Knit

Simply Ribbed Scarf Knitting Pattern

Simply Ribbed is just that simple ribbed knit scarf. It is reversible with both sides having a wonderful ribbed effect. The scarf is fun to knit and very simple so that even a beginner who's learning how to knit would be able to successfully knit this pattern. 

Via Blueprint


Cast on and learn to knit! Wheat is a great beginner knit scarf, backed up by tutorials showing how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, and read a knitting pattern. From your first scarf to mittens, socks, and sweaters learn all you need to know to make modern seamless knits for the entire family.

Via Tin Can Knits

Knitted Scarf

This knitted scarf is worked up quickly and if you like the look of the scarf you can sew the ends together to make an infinity scarf. The contrasting colors are great and since there are many different colors to choose from, there are many combinations of colors that would look nice together. 

Via Jess Crafting

Mustard Scarf

A simple short knit scarf featuring openwork and button closure. Compliments the uniqueness of hand died and handspun yarns beautifully. Perfect instant gratification knitting or a project for that last-minute gift.

Via Jane Richmond


Harry Potter Scarf Pattern

The beloved Harry Potter scarf actually happens to make a great fall knit scarf with its great seasonal colors. You can also easily make it into any other colors that you may have been sorted into at Hogwarts.

Via Studio Knit


Reversible Circles of Lace

This reversible knit scarf was worked horizontally to be 13″ wide, however, the pattern can also be worked lengthwise with more stitches. The yarn used for this model was a grey graded wool/tussah silk blend….so lovely…very soft and comfortable and handspun.

Via Olives & Mermaids

Elegant Seed Stitch Scarf

Looking for an elegant scarf that is suitable for anyone of any age? Look no further! This gorgeous seed stitch scarf knitting pattern is perfect for beginners and features a beautifully textured seed stitch design. Perfect for men, women, and kids!

Via Posh Patterns

Golden Windowpane Scarf

A billowy, luminous knit scarf featuring textural stripes worked in golden yellow, reminiscent of late afternoon sunlight through a tall window. The alpaca fiber lends wonderful warmth, drape, and sheen.

Via Ravelry

The Transitional Infinity Scarf

You will really love this pattern because it is so warm, it’s super soft, and it’s very versatile. In fact, you can wear it at least three different ways: As an infinity scarf, wrap it around and pull the back up over your head for extra warmth.

Via Wake And Whimsy

Onete Scarf 

Onete is an easy to knit triangular scarf with a pretty eyelet edge. It's knit using one skein of Manos del Uruguay Fino yarn.

Via Noble Knits

Seed Stitch Infinity Scarf Knitting Pattern

This knitted fashion accessory is a cozy, super simple free pattern you can knit up right now. It’s beginner-friendly, easy level, and uses just one skein of yarn (approx 204 yards).

Via Studio Knit

Whether you’re knitting these for fall or winter, these scarf knitting patterns have enough variety and style that you’ll have plenty to choose from. You can make these in fall colors or go wild and add your personal touch!

Whether you've dabbled in knitting, have made a few pieces or never picked up needles before, the fundamentals of knitting are essential to get right. In over 40+ professionally filmed video lessons, you'll learn these knitting fundamentals from the ground up, then take those skills and put them into practice with three great patterns: A Sampler Scarf, A Simple Classic Knit Hat & A Shawl.


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