Drop Stitch Scarf for Beginner Knitters

One of the great things about knitting is that you can make some wonderful things even if you’re only just learning. This scarf only requires casting on, garter stitch and casting off and yet gives a really lovely pattern that looks like it’s far more difficult than it really is. The pattern comes from dropping stitches at the final stage and pulling them all of the way through the scarf.

You will need:

2 balls of Lincraft Plush Deluxe Yarn

1 pair size 12mm knitting needles

Hint: This pattern works well with a large range of Lincraft yarns, particularly textured and patterned yarns.

Yarn Scarf for beginners


Cast on 24 stitches

Row 1: Knit

Knit each row (garter stitch) until scarf measures 185cm or desired length

Last row: Knit 4 stitches, drop next stitch (ie slip stitch off the needle) and continue pattern to end of row, finishing with Knit 4.

Where the stitches have been dropped, pull the scarf gently apart so that the drop stitches run the entire length of the scarf.

Cast off

DIY Scarf for beginner knitters

Hint: To give a neat edge to the scarf, instead of knitting the first stitch of each row, simply slip it onto the working needle and continue to knit the rest of the row as usual.

And there you have it your very own hand knitted scarf 🙂

Don’t stop there why not experiment with different colours or yarns and make a scarf for every outfit the possibilities are endless! If you loved this project check out some of our other popular knitting projects over on our website with our FREE how-to make projects! We have projects for beginner knitters to advanced knitters so no matter your skill level there is a project for you.

Deb and Louise – Fitzbirch Crafts

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