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Knit Two Hours or Less Scarf

This quick knit scarf will make you a master of the garter stitch, and you'll finish in no time.

Knit Two Hours or Less Scarf
Knit Two Hours or Less Scarf
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With this scarf knitting pattern, you can create a lovely scarf in two hours or less. The chunky yarn from Lion Brand Yarn will keep you warm and stylish through the winter. The fringe, created after knitting the scarf, is a nice touch and very easy to do.  You can save this scarf for yourself or give it as a gift during the holiday season - it will surely come in handy during the cold winter months.  You only need three skeins of yarn for this projects, so you won't break the bank trying to complete this project. Gather up three of your favorite yarn colors and start working on this project - it's one of the easiest free knitting patterns you can make.

Gauge8 stitches = 4" (10 cm) in Garter stitch (knit every stitch on every row) with 3 strands (1 strand each of A, B, and C) held together.

Materials List

  • Lion Brand VANNA'S CHOICE (Art. #860)
  • Antique Rose 1 ball (A)
  • Purple Mist 1 ball (B)
  • Taupe 1 ball (C)
  • Knitting needles size 19 (15 mm)
  • Large-eyed blunt needle

Knit Two Hour or Less Free Scarf Pattern

The best thing about this free knit scarf pattern is that it can be worked up in less than an afternoon. So, the next time you stay in due to the weather, spend those hours stitching up something to keep you warm. Comfy, cozy, and crazy easy to knit, this free knitting pattern is a favorite of our readers. It is easy to see why! If the color scheme shown does not match your winter gear, you could easily use different colored yarn to personalize this pretty knit accessory. Plus, since this pattern only take 2 hours to knit, you could easily knit a whole set in several colors, making sure you're warm and color-cordindated for the entire season.

Scarf Instructions:

  1. With 1 strand of A, B and C held together, cast on 16 stitches. Work in Garter stitch (knit every stitch on every row) until piece measures about 45" (114.5 cm) from beginning. Bind off.


  1. Weave in ends.


  1. For each Fringe cut 2 lengths of each color, 22" (56 cm) long. Fold strands in half, pull fold through end of Scarf. Pull strands through fold and tighten. Make 8 Fringe along each end of Scarf.

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I've been meaning to get into knitting. Maybe I'll try one of these projects since they look perfect for beginners!

I almost can't believe how easy this knitting pattern is. It's even easy enough for a beginner like me, though I'm sure it will take me more than 2 hours.

Does anyone have any suggestions for other colors? I noticed one of the colors has been discontinued.

I LOVE this scarf. It's so versatile, and it doesn't take all year for me to finish it. I've already knit up two of these for myself. I guess I can now officially start making them for other people )

Love this scarf and, as a beginner, I'm finding it super easy - but it's surprisingly SLOW for me . . . because of my beginner status??? I'm thinking the 2-hour scarf will end up being a 2 week scarf (I put in 2 or 3 hours a day on the weekend and and hour or so on weeknights . . . ) Ha ha. Think it will be SO worth it, though!

Perfect pattern for a beginner, easy and quick. I would also suggest not adding any fringe for a man's scarf.

For knitters having trouble with any stitch or knitting process (casting on, binding off, increasing, decreasing, etc.): There are YouTube videos of just about EVERYthing you could want to know about knitting, including the Sashay ruffled scarf pattern! Happy knitting!

Love this knit two hours or less scarf. I crocheted one similar to this , in that it crosses over to side. Neither of these pictures show using a pin/brooch to keep together but I suppose that is the idea. With mine, I have been wearing it with ends hanging down and have gotten compliments because it is short (with fringe about to waist) and it makes just a good neck warmer . I think I will try this knitted one, especially since it is so quick to do. love and prayers

I would like the knitting pattern on the wrapper of Sashay yarn. Can I get this pattern on mt computer? Thank You.

Have you tried getting the pattern number off of the wrapper and searching for it? love and prayers

Probably-look up sashay yarn and patterns for this yarn on that website-they usually publish the patterns from the labels to the web site first. I think Sashay is Red heart-go to the Red heart site and click on the yarn, scroll to the bottom of the info and there is an option to see patterns for the yarn-click through those until you find what you are looking for.

I'm looking for a scarf pattern using Starbella yarn. Can I get pattern thru computer?

yes, look up Starbella on the web site of the manufacturer and find the patterns through that.

I would like the knitting pattern for the scarf shown on the wrapper of Premier Yarns/Starbella flash. Can I get the pattern on my computer?

I am looking for a scraf pattern for ruffles. I have a pattern but do not care for it. I need pictures and another pattern. Thank You.

New to knitting. What does it mean to bind off...then when finishing, to weave in the ends? Thanks for your help.

@dontsendmeyourspam 9245852, Here is a link to some helpful tutorials on our site that help explain what it means to bind off: I hope this helps! --editors of FaveCrafts

hi im looking for the same information did you find out shirley

go to start and go to search and type in how to bind off knitting and click on search there will be several places to check binging off hope this hleps.. shirley

Hi, ardela58 1951181. If you ever have specific questions about a pattern, I would recommend contacting the pattern designer directly (specified in the byline). In this case, it is Lion Brand Yarn Company. You can contact them here: Good luck! --Editors of FaveCrafts

l've been knitting 4 a while, and i want 2 learn how 2 do the twisty pattern (like on sweaters) can u please teach me from the website? thanx

I am new to knitting, can anyone tell me how many skeins of each color are needed for this pattern? Thank you,,,,Cathy

Garter stitch means that you knit each row - back and forth -- no purl stitches.

How do you knitt a garter stitch. I am new are this. Thans.

i done this idea for my neice and sister-in-law, they loved them and now im getting other people asking me to make them one, only thing is i worry about is, im going to run out of wool.... haha!! thanx again.

Great to knit so quick ideal for me to teach my grandaugher, thanks



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