Easy Beginner Oversized Knit Scarf

Melissa Radford
by Melissa Radford

This winter I have seen chunky scarves everywhere so I figured the best way to find the perfect one was to make it myself! The pattern I ended up using is perfect for beginners and only requires knowledge of basic cast-on techniques and the knit and purl stitches.

To make this scarf I used super bulky yarn (size 6) and size US 11 needles. The specific yarn that I used was the Yarnspirations Baby Blanket yarn in the colour cloudburst. The yarn is super soft and cozy and a beautiful shade of grey.

Begin by casting on 27 stitches using the cable cast on technique ( check out this tutorial for instructions). This will yield a scarf that is about 33 cm in width, perfect for that oversized chunky knit style.

To customize the width to your preference make sure to choose multiples of 3 times an odd number (in this case it was 3 x 9). This is important for the pattern which is simply knit 3, purl 3, ending always on knit 3. Follow this pattern for both the right and wrong side of the scarf. You can see the subtle pattern in the photo above which adds the perfect amount of detail. Continue knitting this pattern until the scarf reaches a length that you are happy with. For this specific scarf I knit 180 cm and used one and a half balls of yarn. Finish by casting off and you'll have a cozy scarf to keep you warm!

Here is the final result! I simply styled this scarf with a basic black and white outfit to allow the scarf be the main focus and loved it. The yarn keeps my neck warm on cold days and is so oversized and chunky, exactly what I was hoping for!

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cast on 27 stitches using the cable cast on technique
knit 3, purl 3, knit 3, purl 3, knit 3, purl 3, knit 3, purl 3, knit 3
repeat above on right and wrong side
knit until desired length is achieved
cast off

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