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Garter Stitch Scarf Pattern (Beginner-Friendly)


This garter stitch scarf pattern is an excellent project for anyone who is learning how to knit.

The scarf is knit in garter stitch, knitting every row until it is super long and cozy!

I wanted to share with you a really easy pattern, that will be perfect to wear during the colder months.

garter stitch scarf

Knit in one color, the project can be customized if you want to add in stripes of other colors.

This would be a great way to use up any leftover yarns in your stash.

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Easy knit scarf pattern

Garter Stitch Scarf

The scarf is super easy for beginners because there is only one type of stitch used.

This is the garter stitch, where you knit into every stitch.

You also use large needles – size 9 mm (US 13) to make the scarf.

garter stitch knitted scarf

Make it in any color

I made the scarf in black yarn, which is notoriously hard to work with because it is difficult to see your stitches.

But knitting in garter stitch makes it easy and obviously you can make this scarf in any color that you want!

You can also adjust the length to make it shorter or even longer if you wish.

huge knitted black wrap around scarf
long knitted black garter stitch scarf

More Scarf Knitting Patterns

For more free scarf knitting patterns please take a look at these posts:

woman wearing a black knitted scarf in the snow

Garter Stitch Scarf Pattern

Get the ad-free, printable PDF pattern HERE.


The scarf knits up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

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Skill Level – Basic (Beginner)


Finished measurements – laying flat and unstretched = Length = 98.5 inches / 250 cm  / Width = 7 inches / 18 cm

Gauge – 10 stitches, 18 rows in 4×4 inches/10×10 cm in garter stitch.

easy knit scarf

The supplies you need





  • CO – Cast on
  • K – Knit
  • Rep – Repeat
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)

Scarf Pattern

With 9mm (US 13) needles, cast on 25 sts.

Row 1: Knit to the end of the row.

Rep row 1 until your scarf is the desired length.

End with the right side facing you for the next row.

Cast off.

garter stitch scarf

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  1. Hello! I am just beginner knitter and I have a few questions on this pattern: is this simply a garter stitch through out? If so, how do you know when the right side is facing you if both sides are the same when using the garter stitch?

    1. Hello Kaitlyn, you can tell which side is the right side, when the knitting is on the left-hand needle and you are about to knit another row, the tail from the cast on edge should be nearest to the tip (pointy end) of the needle. If the tail from the cast-on edge is near the end of the needle, then you are looking at the wrong side. I hope that helps and happy knitting!