How To Knit An Easy Triangle Scarf

Spring triangle scarf pattern

This triangle scarf is really easy to make for any beginners as all you need to know are some basic knitting stitches.

Spring is here… or almost and for some of us, that means wearing lighter and brighter clothes for those warm sunny days.

I wanted to share a pattern that I made recently in a lightweight yarn.

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Triangle Scarf Pattern

You start with just two stitches on your needle which forms the point of your triangle and you build it from there, by adding stitches at both ends until you have a large triangle wrap.

I put together a colour palette below, with images that inspire me, not only for this particular pattern but for the start of spring here in Corfu, Greece.

This can be used as a scarf, a shawl or cover up, so you see it has many uses and is pretty too! It’s really simple to make, with a little counting involved and some knowledge of basic knitting stitches needed.

You need to know how to knit garter stitch and how to increase stitches by KFB – knitting into the front and back of a stitch to create an extra stitch.

Triangle Scarf

You can see how this is done in the video tutorial in this post.

I made this scarf over a weekend, watching Netflix and drinking tea, it’s a good ‘no-brainer’ mindless knit, that is easy to do while watching your favourite shows.

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Triangle Scarf For Beginners

This triangle knit scarf has been made in one of my favourite colours for spring, a succulent/olive green which looks great next to a white top and denim.

I used a lightweight yarn for this that I bought from the UK called Lana Grossa Aria (100% cotton) in Steingrau 03.

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It is meant to be used with size 4mm (US 6) needles but I wanted to have a more open look so I used 12mm (US 17) needles.

I used 32″ circular needles as there are so many stitches and it was easier that way.

I also used my beloved knit pro sinfonia multi-wood interchangeable needles that are really smooth to work with.

Knit Triangle Scarf

This easy to knit triangle scarf is a really great addition to your wardrobe for the warmer months, as it can be worn loosely around your neck with a denim jacket, used as a shawl, or as a cover-up for when you visit the beach or pool.

Worn with other accessories, like statement earrings this will look great at night too when you go out for coffee or beach drinks (I would wear this over a white dress for sunset beach cocktails!).

This pattern is perfect for beginners who want to start with something easy or if they want to practice increasing their stitches.


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How To Knit An Easy Triangle Scarf

How To Knit An Easy Triangle Scarf
This can be used as a scarf, a shawl or cover up, so you see it has many uses and is pretty too! It’s really simple to make, with a little counting involved and some knowledge of basic knitting stitches needed.
Active Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner
Estimated Cost $20


  • 2 x 50g balls of Lana Grossa Aria (100% cotton) in Steingrau 03.
  • If you can't find this yarn a good substitute is The Tina Tape from Wool and The Gang.


  • 12mm (US 17) 32″ circular needles
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors


  1. Cast on 2 sts and knit 1 row
  2. Row 2: KFB into the first and last stitch of next row (4sts)
  3. Row 3: Knit
  4. Repeat the last 2 rows until you have 86sts
  5. Then repeat row 2 only until you have 118 sts
  6. Cast off.


This triangle scarf knits up quickly in cotton yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

You are welcome to sell items knit from this pattern, I just ask that you give pattern credit to Handy Little Me and link to in any listings. Thank you!

Gauge – 3sts/3 rows in 1″

Measurements >

The scarf pictured measures ->

Length across the top from longest point to point is 60″.

The length from the top to the bottom of the scarf point is 32″.

The size might vary as tension is different from knitter to knitter.

You can make this triangle scarf larger or smaller as you wish, just knit more or fewer rows.

The scarf is worked from the bottom point, upward.

By increasing as you knit, the scarf will become larger and wider as you make it.

triangle scarf dimensions

Abbreviations >

  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Beginning
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • K = Knit
  • K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
  • KFB – Knit into the front and back of the stitch
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)

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How To Wear A Triangle Scarf

Once you have made your triangle scarf, you might want to wrap it around your neck to wear as a scarf, loosely drape it around your shoulders as a shawl or wear it as a cover-up.

As you can see in the photographs I like to wear this scarf around my neck, because even though the sun is shining the air is still a little chilly in the shade.

The yarn is really soft and comfortable to wear, you could use this type of scarf with any number of spring outfits.

Spring Necklace

With some of the same yarn I used for the scarf, I decided to make a long necklace, using the same colour palette as my inspiration.

I got the beads from a local craft store and experimented with a simple design.

I really like this kind of long necklace, to wear in the spring and summer, they look great with boho tops and beach dresses.

I hope that you have enjoyed this post and that you will feel the need to make your own triangle scarf!

Let me know what you think in the comments and as ever happy knitting! xoxo

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