In this post, you will see how to knit an easy triangle scarf.
This 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 warmer sunny days.
An Easy Level Knitting Pattern
This is an easy level pattern and the techniques you will need to know are knit and increasing through KFB.
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 – How to KFB.
*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*
The Yarn I Used For The Triangle Scarf
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.
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.
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should be comfortable working KFB.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
Triangle Scarf 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.
There is a video tutorial in this pattern post to help you start knitting the scarf.
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Skill Level – Easy
Gauge – 9 sts / 7 rows in 4 x 4 inches/10×10 cm
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.
The Supplies You Need
- 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.
- Yarn weight – Light / yarn weight guide
- Tape measure
- Darning needle
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviation List
- 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)
- Cast on 2 sts and knit 1 row
- Row 2: KFB into the first and last stitch of next row (4sts)
- Row 3: Knit
- Repeat the last 2 rows until you have 86sts
- Then repeat row 2 only until you have 118 sts
- Cast off.
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.
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