My First Scarf

Updated: Feb 17, 2021

A woman wearing a short blue and grey, striped, hand-knit scarf

Happy Fall! Soon the wind will start to chill, and noses, cheeks, and ears will sting from the biting cold. In preparation for that, we decided to offer a free class and pattern for an easy scarf. Whether you already know how to knit, or are brand new, this pattern is for you! Click on the video below to start the free online class.


  • 360 yds of worsted weight, size 4, yarn (the pictured sample used 183 yds of grey and 177 yds of blue)

  • US 8 (4 mm) needles

  • Scissors and darning needle


CO: cast on

st(s): stitch(es)

k: knit

p: purl

sl: slip stitch from left needle to right needle purl-wise with yarn held in the back

A blue and grey striped scarf. Words that read: my first scarf class

If you are new to reading patterns, instructions between parentheses () are repeated.


CO 60 sts

Row 1: (p1, k1) to end.

Row 2: sl 1, k1, (p1, k1) to end.

Repeat Row 2 until you have reached your desired length or are almost out of yarn. Change colors as you desire.

For the sample, I changed colors every 12 rows and had 21 stripes. In total, I worked 252 rows. The sample measures 44 inches long and 8.5 inches wide.

Bind off in pattern or with a stretchy bind off.

Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Tag us in your project photos on Instagram and Facebook @erieliknits, and use the hastag #erieliknitsfirstscarf so that we can see your lovely scarves!

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