Quick Knit Scarf

This Quick Knit Scarf can be made in an hour! The yarn is thick and works up speedily to make a beautiful scarf! This scarf is also a great + easy handmade gift idea for the holiday season!

It’s December and for us makers, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it? There are so many gifts to make, lists to write and new craft supplies to be bought. But it can all quickly go south if the projects take too long. I have learned from my previous years to keep it simple. Keep it quick but classy. So today I am sharing a Quick Knit scarf with a free pattern that you can whip up in under an hour. If you have never knit before, start with this How to Knit a Scarf Tutorial that explains it all.

ALSO READ: One Skein Crochet Scarf Tutorial!


Scroll to the end of the post to download a printable version of this Quick Knit Scarf

Can you knit a scarf in a day?

Yes! The trick is to use a big knitting needle and bulky yarn. The yarn I used here is a Super Bulky yarn (yes, its a thing) and I used only One Skein to make this scarf. I added an extra fringe but used some leftover yarn to do that.

How many balls of yarn do I need for a scarf?

For my scarf today I used just one Skein of Loops and Threads Phat yarn in the color black. This yarn is discontinued, but you can use this Bernat Mega Bulky yarn instead. If you want to add the fringe, you will need another color yarn as well.

This scarf uses a 15mm of Size 19 size knitting needle!

This is a SUPER bulky yarn- and it’s really really soft and such a joy to knit with.

How many stitches should I cast on for a chunky scarf?

I started this scarf by casting on 8 stitches on a Size 19, 15mm needle. This makes an approximately 6-inch wide scarf.


Knit the first two rows. This gives a neat ridge at the bottom of the scarf, and also prevents the scarf fabric from curling.

Quick Knit Scarf

Next, continue in stockinette stitch till you almost run out of yarn. Finish off the scarf with another two rows of garter stitch and bind off.

Quick Knit Scarf

How to add a fringe to a knitted scarf:

To make the Fringe- Wind yarn around something that is 6 inches wide. I am using my acrylic square ruler here but you can use anything you have on hand- a book, a binder, etc.


Using a sharp pair of scissors cut the yarn along one edge to create the strands for the fringe.


Using 5 strands of the yarn, fold, loop and pull the loop through the edge of the scarf using a crochet hook or your fingers. Pull yarn end through the loop and tighten.


Repeat this along both the edges of the scarf.


Trim the fringe edges with your scissors.


All done!

Ta-da! Your quick knit scarf is ready! For me, the fringe is the best part of the scarf. But this yarn knits up so beautifully, the large knit stitches make it look like a boutique product.

Quick Knit Scarf

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Free Quick Knit Scarf Pattern!

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  • If you don’t have a thick yarn, you can easily mix and match yarns from your stash and knit with multiple strands of yarn held together as I did in this Chunky Knit Blanket Pattern
  • This is a great scarf if you need to make a bunch of gifts quickly!
  • ALSO TRY: Corner to Corner Baby Blanket

If you find this Quick Knit Scarf Pattern useful, leave a comment below and let me know! I’d love to hear from you.

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