A vibrant assortment of knitted scarves and shawls.

28 Elegant Knitted Scarves to Wear During Winter 2024

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Every woman should have an elegant knitted scarf in her wardrobe. It will be a perfect fit for an evening outfit, like for example dress, or with an autumn coat. Such scarves are fashionable and timeless, so create one for yourself today! Check out these Elegant Knitted Scarves Free Knitting Patterns and choose your favourite one, I’m sure you find something, especially for you!

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1. Rock River Scarf

  • Designed by Claire Borchardt

Creating this scarf will be an exciting project as it combines a few different textures and an interesting trapezoid shape. Meanwhile, the free knitted scarf pattern offers long rows of repeats, so it will be a relaxing time when creating something beautiful. Happy knitting!

free knit scarf pattern

PHOTOS by Claire Borchardt / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on afibercollective.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

2. Delph Scarf

  • Designed by Nadine Dransfield

The big and chunky knitted scarf is the coziest thing for winter strolls. It saves us from wind, warms our necks and chicks, and helps to feel all the beauty of the snowy weather keeping us staying comfy. If you also like chunky scarves, take this free knitting pattern and make a beautiful accessory for your cold-time wardrobe.

free knitted scarf pattern

PHOTOS by Nadine Dransfield / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

3. Diamantes

  • Designed by Filipa Carneiro

It will be a super exciting pastime if you take this free knit scarf pattern and start this project. It’s a long and wide wrap with a color block design and excellent diamonds all over its canvas. Make it with merino wool, and you’ll get a warm, lightweight, cozy piece for chilly winter days.

knitted scarf free pattern

PHOTOS by Filipa Carneiro / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on rosarios4.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

4. Beginner Drop Stitch Scarf

  • Designed by Red Heart Design Team

This beginner-friendly free knitted scarf pattern is suitable for all knitters, experienced and not. It comprises a wrap and drop row that gives the scarf a beautiful texture. Choose bright colors to accent your everyday outfit. It’s a fast project, and you’ll have a lot of fun working on it.

knit scarf free pattern

PHOTOS by Red Heart Design Team / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

5. MissMarple Scarf

  • Designed by SusanneS-vV

MissMarple Scarf is a perfect idea if you’re looking for something very elegant for special ocasions like a date, going to the opera or something like that. This scarf looks very girly and sophisticated especially if you choose subdued colours.

MissMarple Scarf free knitting pattern

PHOTOS by SusanneS-vV / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

6. Flourish Scarf

  • Designed by Universal Yarn

Flourish Scarf with small openings and original lace stitch pattern is a really stunning! The long scarf will keep you cozy all winter long, because is soft and warm. You can choose a yarn in an original and vivid colour such as mint, for example, or choose your favourite!

Flourish Scarf frre knitting pattern

PHOTOS by Universal Yarn / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on universalyarn.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

7. Destello Scarf

  • Designed by Sarah E. Chapman

Destello Scarf is really amazing, because you can combine it with different styles. It will match your sporty, casual and more elegant style, isn’t it great? If you like such multifunctional scarves that fit everything, this one will be perfect!

Destello Scarf free knitting pattern

PHOTOS by Sarah E. Chapman / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on fairmountfibers.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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8. Great Start Super Scarf

  • Designed by Michelle Greenberg

This girly and gentle Great Start Super Scarf is really stunning! Looks very fashionable and I suggest that you make it in a light, delicate color, as you see in the pictures. Moreover, it’s perfect for beginners and I’m sure you will be very proud of the end result!

Great Start Super Scarf free knitting pattern

PHOTOS by Michelle Greenberg / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on thesnugglery.net, or read more about it on Ravelry.

9. Jasmine Scarf

  • Designed by Purl Soho

Super warm and soft scarf with original geometric pattern. Sounds good? So look at this Jasmine Scarf – is perfect for winter and very nice to the touch. Thanks to the light colour, it will look really stylish and elegant, but of course you can choose another colour!

Jasmine Scarf free knitting pattern

PHOTOS by Purl Soho / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on purlsoho.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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10. One Skein Cheshire Cat Shawl

  • Designed by Melina Frenken

Take a look at this gorgeous shawl made by Melina Frenken. Isn’t it just the most beautiful project ever? It’s a shawl that’s knitted from just one skein of yarn and it brings up the color into life! What’s more, it’s very simple and easy to memorize. The finished size is 216 x 30 cm, but it’s quite easily adjustable.

One Skein Cheshire Cat Shawl

PHOTOS by Melina Frenken / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

11.  Concord Scarf

  • Designed by Aubrey P Busek

This beautiful scarf is made by Aubrey P Busek and I absolutely love everything about it. From the vibrant, purple color to the simple design. It’s the perfect choice for chilly months! It’s very squishy and soft, so you will be warm and cosy this upcoming winter. You can wear it as a scarf or a wrap.

Concord Scarf

PHOTOS by Aubrey P Busek / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on universalyarn.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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12. Easy Peasy Fun Scarf

  • Designed by Mary E Rose

This original cowl by Mary E Rose is a fashion statement piece, isn’t it? Take a look at the pictures below, the color and design are just on point! It’s a fun little neck wrap, that’s beginner friendly and really easy to knit. The finished size is 20.5″ long and 12″ wide (52 by 30.5cm), however you can quite easily adjust it.

Easy Peasy Fun Scarf

PHOTOS by Mary E Rose / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on knotions.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

13. Berry Scarf

  • Designed by Ayeong Son

How sweet is this berry scarf by Ayeong Son? Just take a look at the pictures below and see those incredible, delicate and feminine details! What’s more, this scarf is based on a traditional bow tie scarf and is made with bobble and knot details. It’s a very light and easy-to-carry project, so you can easily hide it in your bag.

Berry scarf

PHOTOS by Ayeong Son / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

14. Lightsome Scarf

  • Designed by Barbara Peček

Scarfs that were made with classic, neutral colors are really timeless, because you can pair them up with so many different stylizations! If you usually knit, this crochet pattern will be perfect for you, because it uses only knit stitch! Feel free to gift it or make one for yourself.

Colourful Carnaby Blanket

PHOTOS by Barbara Peček / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on themagicloop.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

15. Deep forest

  • Designed by Christy Kamm

The more colors, the better and merrier, right? Take a look at this beautiful scarf on the pictures below that was made by Irisabella! I love how the colors transition into one another and create a stunning mosaic of shape and texture.

Scrappy Corner to Corner Baby Blanket

PHOTOS by Irisabella / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.com, or read more about this version on Ravelry.

16. Keriah’s Pyrennees Shawl

  • Designed by Camy Tang

This beautiful shawl in the pictures below is a very comfy and soft project, that will take your spring and summer outfits to the next level! What’s more, you can make it quite easily and quickly with just yarn scraps, so let’s not waste any more time and get to work!

Keriah's Pyrennees Shawl

PHOTOS by Camy Tang / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on blog.camytang.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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17. Tiny Tassels

  • Designed by Karin Fernandes

If you’re looking for an easy, fast and spring project, a new scarf might be just the idea! The gorgeous, pink one in the pictures below is made by lukwa and it’s best for a one-skein project. It’s a very fun, mindless knitting pattern, that looks fantastic, so make sure to download the pattern!

Tassels

PHOTOS by lukwa / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on loopknitlounge.com, or read more about it on Ravelry. The top photo is here and the bottom photo is here.

18. Azul Paid Pattern

  • Designed by Alexandra Davidoff

I’m absolutely in love with the cablework in the project below! The scarf is full of soft texture and intricate cables, that create a gorgeous and a bit celtic inspired design. It’s worked in one seamless piece, in 3 different colors, from beginning to end, using a bind-off -technique.

Azul

PHOTOS by Alexandra Davidoff / Ravelry.com

Find the original paid pattern on Ravelry.

19. Ginkgo Leaf Oversized Scarf

  • Designed by KnittingUnlimited

Great for spring and fall, this knit scarf features an intricate ginkgo leaf design. These trees are among the oldest, and the scarf will give you a touch of eternity. The project is simple enough, although it looks complicated, and can be completed by knitters with little experience. The step-by-step knitting pattern is free.

lace textured knitted scarf in blown shades

PHOTOS by KnittingUnlimited / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on knittingunlimited.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

20. Shade Card Scarf

  • Designed by Frankie Brown

Colorful knit scarf made with 92 solid colors of DK yarn. The scarf is worked in rounds, so there’s no problem with ends, and each stripe uses little yarn, making it economical. This project is scrap-friendly, so you can use all your leftover yarn to make your knitted accessory truly unique. See the free knitting pattern.

multicolored striped knit scarf

PHOTOS by Frankie Brown / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

21. Colorblock Party

  • Designed by The Lamb & Kid Designs

This colorful block knit scarf is a must for those grumpy, cold winter days. This is a beginner-friendly knitting project that will appeal to crafters of all levels. If you are looking for a pretty piece to experiment with new color palettes, this is the one! Once you understand the pattern, you will complete your knitted scarf in no time. Follow the free step-by-step knitting instructions and get started!

Two pictures of a woman wearing knitted scarves.

PHOTOS by The Lamb & Kid Designs / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on thelambandkid.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

22. Joy of Color Scarf

  • Designed by Purl Soho

Another colorful scarf for your winter wardrobe! This vibrant piece is knitted in tiny stripes so you can discover new color combinations and see how they work. The project is quick and easy to complete, even for a beginner. The pattern comes in two sizes so you can choose the one that fits you best. It’s also easy to adjust, so don’t be afraid to change the size. With the easy to follow pattern, it’s fun to knit!

Two knitted scarves showcasing different colors of yarn.

PHOTOS by Purl Soho / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on purlsoho.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

23. Stars Hollow Scarf

  • Designed by TRICOT MERINGUE

If you’re looking for a neutral yet cozy accessory that can be worn with different colors of clothing, this knit scarf is for you. It has an eternal striped design and is made from the softest yarn for a better sensual experience. The piece is worked in stockinette stitch. You can use scraps of yarn for the stripes, but stick to the recommended materials for the photo look.

Two pictures of a woman wearing knitted scarves.

PHOTOS by TRICOT MERINGUE / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

24. Lattice Shades Scarf

  • Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team

The intricate design is combined here with the great gradient effect. This knitted scarf is a nice thing to make if you are struggling to find something to accent your look. Such a scarf will not only be an accessory, but a centerpiece. For this project you will need knit and purl stitches, entrelac knitting and some other techniques. See the original pattern for more details.

A woman wearing a knitted blue and gray scarf.

PHOTOS by Premier Yarns Design Team / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on premieryarns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

25. Mega Checked Scarf

  • Designed by Allison Schmidt

Big scarves are all the rage this season. If you want a piece that will both keep you stylish and make you stand out, a knitted large checked scarf is the recipe. The piece turns out to be absolutely cozy and it’s sure to brighten up your mono winter outfits. Stick to the recommended yarns for a photo-ready look.

Two knitted scarves being crafted by a woman.

PHOTOS by Allison Schmidt / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

26. Don’t Be Biased Scarf

  • Designed by Amy Gunderson

Another great scarf pattern to add to your collection. It’s an intriguing yet beginner-friendly piece that will help you stay toasty this winter. For this project you will use knit and purl stitches, the intarsia method of changing colors, and increases with decreases. This is a great opportunity to master your knitting basics, so don’t miss out!

Two pictures of a woman wearing knitted scarves.

PHOTOS by Amy Gunderson / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on premieryarns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

27. Sahara Scarf

  • Designed by northknits

If you’re looking for a great knit scarf, this is it. It’s warm, cozy and has great pockets. The texture is really meditative, so you are sure to get some rest with this knitting project. The pattern is quite simple and will be suitable for those who know the basics. The knitted pocket scarf will be great for both winter and fall, so save the pattern for later!

Two pictures of a woman wearing a knitted scarf.

PHOTOS by northknits / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnalia.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

28. Klassik

  • Designed by Ute Rehner

A stylishly knitted scarf for people who love a classic clothing style or mix and match to make it eclectic. The pattern does not give so many detailed descriptions, but will be just alright for more experienced knitters. The scarf looks great with suits and coats, but you can also wear it with more casual clothing and use it for academic outfits.

A man is knitting a scarf with a skein of yarn, creating cozy and stylish knitted scarves.

PHOTOS by Ute Rehner / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

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