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10 Best Free Knit Scarf Patterns from 2011

By: Caitlin Eaton, Editor of AllFreeKnitting

As another year comes to a close here at AllFreeKnitting, we wanted to do something special to remember 2011.  Over the course of the year, we've featured so many inspiring patterns from talented designers, that it seemed necessary to create a special collection featuring the top 10 free knit scarf patterns from 2011 - as chosen by you, the readers.


Each one of the knit scarf patterns in this collection was among the most popular patterns from our free eNewsletters throughout the year.  From glamorous scarf knitting instructions that will make you feel like a queen, to delicious-sounding patterns with food-inspired names - potato chip scarf and the like - this list is a great resource for timeless patterns that inspire confidence and creativity.  None of these patterns are as complicated as they might seem.  Even beginner knitters will be able to create the classic designs we've featured below.  Here's to a happy and healthy 2012!


10 Best Free Knit Scarf Patterns from 2011 Table of Contents

Lace Knit Scarf Patterns
Delicious-Sounding Scarf Knitting Instructions
Knit a Scarf for a Goddess


Lace Knit Scarf Patterns

This collection of lace knit scarf patterns are designed to inspire.  Go grab your favorite wool skein from your yarn stash and create any one of these beauties; the patterns are so visually striking, it doesn't matter what kind of yarn you use - it'll look fantastic!

Goddess Lace Ladder Scarf - These scarf knitting instructions are made to create a gorgeous scarf that's suitable for every glamorous gal you know.
Reversible Milkshake Scarf - Enjoy knitting a scarf with a classic and reversible design.
Checkerboard Lace Scarf - Even beginners can create this intriguing scarf - all you need to learn are basic yarn-overs, k2togs and slip-slip-knits - that's it.




Delicious-Sounding Scarf Knitting Instructions

Feeling hungry?  Then get ready to devour this collection of easy free knit scarf patterns that feature food-inspired names. From potato chips to sushi, these scarves draw inspiration from all different groups of the food pyramid.

Potato Chip Scarf  - As the slogan for Pringles goes: once you pop you just can't stop. Similarly, you'll have a hard time making just one of these addictive scarves.  Just follow the simple scarf knitting pattern to create your own.
Popcorn Scarf - Enjoy this beautiful free knitting pattern that features colorful bits of yarn that pop out above the scarf - just like popcorn.
Knit Sushi Scarf - Unraveled, this Knit Sushi Scarf looks like a colorful and modern accessory.  When the scarf is rolled up, it transforms - into what looks like - a piece of sushi!
Swiss Cheese Scarf - This scarf's unique design will definitely turn heads - it looks just like swiss cheese! 



Knit a Scarf for a Goddess

Every gal deserves to be treated like a goddess from time to time, and with this collection of free knit scarf patterns, you'll be able to make that a reality.  Each one embodies glamor, elegance and style.

Tao Silk and Parisienne Scarf - Create a timeless accessory using a simple, three-row lace repeat.
Romantic Ruffle Scarf - Give any outfit a girly, flirty touch with one of the most romantic free knit scarf patterns.
Irish Hooded Scarf - This elegant pattern is more than just a scarf, it features a hood and pockets too!
Lilac Mist Scarf - Experience true luxury every time you don this lace-and-mohair scarf.


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