Free Scarf Knitting Patterns

The herringbone scarf with pom-poms is great for everyone in the family.

Free Herringbone Scarf Knitting Pattern

This twisted herringbone stitch creates a dense, warm texture without using cable needles. Take away the flirty pom-pom fringe to make a great masculine scarf.


Width: 7" (18cm)

Length: 56" (142cm), not including pom-pom fringe

What You'll Need

Yarn: Bulky-weight yarn, about 375 yards (343m)

We used: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky (85% wool, 15% mohair; 125 yards [114m] per 4oz [113g] skein): M51 Winter Blue, 3 skeins

Needles: US size 11 (8mm); US size 10 (6mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle to weave in ends; scrap cardboard for making pom-poms; size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook


18 stitches=4" (10cm) in pattern

Making the Scarf

Using smaller size needles, cast on 32 stitches.

Set-up row (wrong side): Purl.

Change to larger size needles, and begin pattern as follows:

Row 1 (right side): Knit first stitch through back loop, *insert right needle through back loop of second stitch on the left needle and pull up a loop as if to knit but do not take the stitch off the left needle, knit first stitch on the left needle and slip both stitches off the left needle onto the right needle (the stitches from the previous row will appear twisted); repeat from * across the row until 1 stitch remains, bring yarn to front of work and slip last stitch purlwise.

Row 2 (wrong side): Knit first stitch through back loop, purl 1 stitch, * purl second stitch on left needle but do not slip it off the needle, purl first stitch on left needle and let both stitches slip onto right needle (twist in the opposite direction of previous row); repeat from * across row until 2 stitches remain, purl 1 stitch and slip the last stitch purlwise with yarn in front.

Repeat these 2 rows for pattern until scarf measures about 56" (142cm) in length, ending with row 2. Weave in loose ends.