I have been feeling the change in the weather over the last few days and now that fall is here I am looking forward to spending more time knitting. While searching for new series to watch, as many have been starting recently (including British drama Victoria) I have also been searching for new knitting patterns to share with you.
Recently I have been buying new yarns in gorgeous colours, like greys, navy, red and various shades of brown. This yarn is made from 60% alpaca and 40% wool for a really soft blend. It's really chunky and is perfect for fall knitting projects like hats and scarves.
There are so many free scarf knitting patterns out there, that you are really spoilt for choice. From fine intricate knitted scarves to super chunky knitted cowls, you can make one to match every outfit. When you look in the stores and see scarves for sale, they are often poor quality and made with acrylic yarns....so making your own is a much better idea! Choosing your own yummy yarns and making a long scarf or cowl for yourself is really satisfying and sure to bring compliments from friends and family.
Once you start knitting scarves, you will see how easy they are to knit and start to experiment with various patterns, colours and stitches. Take a look at the free scarf knitting patterns below sourced from blogs that I love and feel inspired to make one (or more) of your own.
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Colour Block Scarf Knitting Pattern
Make a stunning colour block scarf with your own chosen colour palette. Knit with linen stitch (in worsted twist Heather yarn) the scarf is simple to make. Created with two easy rows, one side has a flat smooth feel and on the other side a textured seed stitch. Enjoy this free knitting pattern from Purl Soho.
Cosy Ribbed Scarf Knitting Pattern
Make and enjoy the warmth that this cosy scarf will bring with a free knitting pattern from Lady By The Bay. This knitted ribbed scarf is made with Misti Alpaca Chunky yarn and knit in a simple 2x2 rib stitch. Keep it for yourself or gift it to someone, you know they will love it!
Easy Snood Knitting Pattern
Make a cute snood in a neutral colour that will go with any outfit. This lovely simple moss stitch snood is perfect for beginners. Get the free knitting pattern from The Guardian.
Chunky Confetti Knit Scarf Pattern
I just love this scarf! The colours are so pretty and the yarn is so chunky. Check out the free pattern and the yarn selection from Purl Soho. This super chunky fall scarf is easy for beginner knitters and quick to knit.
Irish Mesh Cowl Knitting Pattern
Make a cowl to keep your neck warm this fall in a light or dark colour with this free knitting pattern from Purl Avenue. Made using the Irish Mesh Stitch, the pattern page has the pattern and a free video tutorial for extra help.
Cable Scarf Knitting Pattern
Knit a cable scarf with this free knitting pattern designed by Fran Marlin. Cables can become addictive! So try this scarf, with chunky weight yarn and size 10mm needles.
Seed Stitch Cowl Knitting Pattern
Knit a delicate seed stitch cowl that can loop around your neck twice and keep you warm this fall/winter. Seed stitch has a great texture and look, and when made with a chunky yarn, can look really effective. This free cowl knitting pattern designed by All About Ami is made with Meriwool from We Are Knitters. It looks super soft and chunky, available in many colours.
Classic Winter Cowl Knitting Pattern
For a neutral classic, make yourself this beautiful cowl with a free knitting pattern from Purl Soho. One of my favourite blogs to read, they have a wealth of free patterns available. Made in worsted Twist Heather yarn, the cowl looks like it will go with many fall outfits.
Super Chunky Cowl Knitting Pattern
Purl Soho has a ton of beautiful, free and well explained patterns that are perfect for beginners, and also have quite a few detailed tutorials. The Mountain Cowl is a super chunky knit that looks warm and really cosy to wear. The cowl is made using a simple stockinette stitch, with reverse stockinette edges, that has a slow decrease towards the top. Knit on size US 19 needles, you will be able to make this in one night!
Ribbed Cowl Knitting Pattern
This ribbed cowl pattern from Purl Soho is simple to knit, which makes it a perfect pattern for beginners. It looks as though it will hug your neck while offering warmth during those cold commutes! Knit with Blue Sky's Suri Merino, the yarn looks super soft and slightly hairy. You can substitute it for any yarn of your choice, just check your gauge before you start. This looks like a great make!
Which one are you going to knit? Let us know in the comments below >>