Winter is coming! Favorite scarf patterns for YOU to wear?

I am a sloooooooowwwww knitter!

I want to make myself some cute scarves and hats and stuff for myself for this winter…

so, I’m wondering what your favorite scarf patterns are - not just to knit, but to actually wear! :slight_smile:

Doesn’t matter if it’s a free pattern, pay pattern, or in a book somewhere (although a pic would be great).

I want to get my yarn so I can start planning! :slight_smile:

I like the Irish Hiking Scarf. It’s easy, but the cable pattern gives it an interesting twist. I’m currently making 1, but plan to do several more as gifts & for myself.

Winter is NOT COMING!!! NO!!!

However, if you want to knit scarves for the winter that is far, far away, the scrunchable scarf is fun and easy and really makes a cushy scarf to wear. has the directions, but it’s very flexible as to how large you want to make it. The picture on the site doesn’t do it justice, but lots of people here have made it and they all look lovely.

I don’t spend hours and hours on scarves…I love them but usually do something simple…even for me…I use a lot of variegated yarns…

Seed stitch (which I love)—cast on 17 stitiches 10 1/2 needle…knit, purl, knit, purl every row…

You said simple…and this is as simple as it gets…also…I have an old, old stitches book and if I want to learn a new stitch, I usually cast on the number of stitches that is as close to 17 to 18 as the pattern calls for and then practice…for example…if the pattern calls for a multiple of 5 then I would cast on 20 and practice pattern by knitting a scarf…

Happy knitting…

Winter? :shock:
NO!! Im waiting for summer!

As you can see from my post, I am sooooo with you!!

I knit this beautiful scarf twice. It comes out really beautiful. Many of us here have done this one. :XX: :XX: :XX:

I like to use scarves and small baby blankets as a way to try out new stitches and techniques. Look in a good stitch dictionary for something that appeals to you and just knit! I especially like reversible patterns for scarves so it looks good on either side.


I made this scarf, and I really love the pattern. It knits up fairly quickly. I’ve also made the scrunchable scarf before. I love the pattern on it, but it took me forever to get that thing finished! Beautiful end result, though. :thumbsup:

My favorites for winter wear:

The Hogwarts Scarf from the Harry Potter movies. There are two versions; this one I believe is from the first movie. The third movie showed a more refined striping repeat (narrower, paired bands). If you’ve never knit on circulars and want to give it a go, this is the perfect project to ease into it with. It’s also a good first lesson in color changes!

If you want to give cables a try, I recommend the scarf I worked for my first cables project: The Besotted Scarf. The xox pattern is simple, yet lively enough to prevent it from being a boring knit.

Knit one in a light yarn, one in a thicker yarn and you will have all you need from October to March!

Oh my, this is fun! I LOVE scarves! I am currently making a lovely scarf (pink one) from the spring/summer 2005 issue of Vogue Knitting. One of my very, very favorites is Backyard Leaves from the book, Scarf Style, there are also several other scarves in the book that I plan to make…and wear :wink:

I really enjoy the My So Called Scarf.

Some people find the pattern confusing. While I was knitting mine, there were some questions and I did post some pictures to explain the second step.

I really enjoyed the scarf. It’s not reversible which is the only thing that makes me sad. The back ends up looking somewhat like garter rows.

My step mom really enjoyed it though. :slight_smile: :thumbsup:

[Edit: Oops. Meant to add the link to my thread in case anyone wanted the pictures. Clicky

My favorite is a bow tie (also sometimes called keyhole scarf) Im sure if you google it you will find lots of patterns.
It’s quick to make, you can vary the length really easily, and if you do square edges instead of pointed the guys I know love it because they wear it under their coat at work so it doesnt get into things. (they work outside).


I like to wear colorful scarves with a little black leather jacket when it gets cooler. Here are my favorites:

I love Lacy V because it was fast and easy (and my first lace attempt though not really lace). I used Svale (Dale of Norway Silk Blend):

I also like and wear the Tiger Eye, also using a different color Svale:

Branching Out already mentioned is also lovely.

I am currently knitting Fern Lace Wrap from “The Little Box of Scarves” - so far so good.

Hope this helps-

I can’t believe no one has said the Clapotis yet! Love it. Wear it all the time and get tons of compliments.

For a minute there I thought you were in Australia with Tia. The scarf I most want to make is the DNA Scarf

I made the dna scarf for my daughter, the scientist, last Christmas. She got a real kick out of it.

My favorite to knit, wear, and give is out of Modular Knits by Iris Schreier. It is the Multi-Directional one on page 31.

So I haven’t knit this yet, but it’s on my list to do for myself soon! I think it’s just gorgeous. (The second one- the one called Matthew)

I’m also doing the Irish Hiking scarf right now and it’s pretty fast and easy. I don’t like that it has a wrong side though. I would have doubled it and folded it over, but didn’t have enough yarn. :frowning:

AWWW you trippin over here talking about winter!!! that is a big no no… plus you are near me so i know how Midwest winters are… to talkie of winter!!! :fingerwag: