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How to Knit a Scarf (Knitting Class: Part 7)

Most knitters learn how to knit with a garter stitch scarf pattern! This pattern is great for beginners, and it's the best way to get comfortable with your needles and yarn.

Knitting Class How to Knit a Scarf

Congrats! You've made it to the end of this knitting class. This is just the beginning of your knitting journey, though. You have the tools to knit just about any knitting pattern imaginable, and with some practice, you'll be whipping up beautiful creations in no time.

The first complete pattern that most people learn to knit with is a garter stitch scarf. Below you'll find a pattern for how to knit a garter stitch scarf, but there's a good chance that you've done enough knitting swatches at this point that you might not even need to read through the pattern!

You might also be thinking about trying an infinity scarf! If you're feeling a little adventurous, we've included a video tutorial below for how to join the two ends of your scarf to create a super easy infinity scarf.

Garter Stitch Scarf Pattern


Yarn: (5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)
Knitting Needles: 9 or 5.5 mm Straight Knitting Needles


  1. CO 20 sts
  2. Row 1: K across
    Repeat until the scarf is about 25-30 inches (or other desired length)
  3. Bind off.
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Garter Stitch Scarf Pattern

Transform Your Scarf Into an Infinity Scarf

Feeling adventurous? Transform the garter stitch scarf you just made into an infinity scarf with this simple tutorial:

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