In this post, you will see how to knit an easy triangle scarf, with its lightweight design and tape yarn, it is perfect for cool spring days.
The yarn can be substituted with cotton or other fibers making it a versatile project that you will love to wear!
Scroll down for the free pattern or you can grab an inexpensive printer-friendly ad-free PDF here.
A Basic Level Knitting Pattern
This scarf is really easy to make for any beginner as all you need to know are some basic knitting stitches.
This is a basic level pattern and the techniques you will need to know are increasing through KFB and the knit stitch.
KFB is the abbreviation for knitting into the front and back of a stitch.
This creates a new stitch, allowing your scarf to grow as you knit.
If you have never knit KFB before you can watch my video tutorial – KFB knitting – How to make an increase
The yarn I used for the triangle scarf
This triangle knit scarf has been made in one of my favorite colors 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.
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.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any beginner knitters.
- Knitting cast-on methods
- Knitting Lessons
- How to cast on knitting
- How to cast off knitting for total beginners (step by step)
- How to knit garter stitch
- How to knit the purl stitch (for beginners + a video tutorial)
- How to knit stockinette stitch (for beginners)
- How to read knitting patterns for beginners
- Knitting abbreviations and terms (US and UK)
- How to knit rib stitch patterns (1×1 and 2×2 ribbing)
- KFB knitting – How to make an increase
Triangle Scarf Knitting Pattern
The triangle scarf knits up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
The scarf is knit on large needles to get an open stitch in the fabric.
Skill Level – Basic
Gauge – 8 sts / 18 rows in 4 x 4 inches/10×10 cm in garter stitch.
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There is a video tutorial in this post to help you to start knitting the triangle scarf.
You can also view the tutorial on my YouTube channel here.
Size + measurements
- The 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.
The supplies you need
- 2 x 50g (165m/180yds) 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.
- Yarn weight – Light / Yarn Weight Guide (+ Conversion Chart)
- Tape measure
- Darning needle
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK) list
- K – Knit
- KFB – Knit into the front and back of the stitch (increase)
- Rem – Remaining
- Rep – Repeat
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
Time needed: 1 day, 5 hours and 10 minutes
How To Knit An Easy Triangle Scarf
- Cast on
Cast on 2 sts.
- Row 1
Row 1 – Knit.
- Row 2
Row 2 – KFB into the first and last stitch (2 sts increased).
You will knit the stitches in between.
- Row 3
Row 3 – Knit.
- Repeat Rows 2 and 3
Repeat the last 2 rows, knitting the stitches in between the increases in row 2 until you have 86 sts.
Then rep row 2 only (the increase row) until you have 118 sts.
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.
If you want something heavier for fall take a look at this fall triangle scarf knitting pattern. – How To Knit An Easy Triangle Wrap For Fall
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