Purl Stitch Scarf Pattern Tutorial For Beginners

This purl stitch scarf pattern is quick and easy and great for a beginner!

This purl stitch scarf pattern will be a great addition to your project list and wardrobe!

Keep reading to find out more about this purl stitch scarf pattern and how to get it!

Purl Stitch Scarf Pattern Tutorial For Beginners

I simply love this purl stitch scarf pattern. It’s easy and works up quite quickly. I used a lovely yarn of royal purple, lavender and grey merino wool to work up a scarf for myself.

I love how versatile this scarf is, as it is also a shawl.

This purl stitch scarf is very lightweight and makes a nice addition to those Spring and early Fall days when just a little something is needed, but nothing too heavy.

I’ve paired the scarf with a light jacket on slightly cooler days, or with tees and tanks on warmer days with jeans. The shawl works very nicely with dresses and goes from day to evening in a snap!

I plan to make more of these in a couple of other shades for myself and even for a friend of mine who loved mine so much that I’m going to make one for her birthday! Or maybe even a couple for her as well.

Like I said, this purl stitch scarf pattern is quick and easy and feels and looks wonderful. You can get the pattern here.

Purl Stitch Scarf Pattern Here

Purl Stitch Scarf Pattern

Purl Stitch Scarf Pattern

This purl stitch scarf pattern is worked as knitted on the wrong side with some purl stitch to create a lovely stockinette design.

The purl stitch scarf pattern here works out to be a versatile triangular shape that can also be worn as a shawl. Additionally, the design works beautifully with hand-dyed yarns to show off their unique color schemes.

The purl stitch is one of the two basic stitches every knitter must learn, the other being the knit stitch. The stockinette stitch, as used in this pattern, is also a must learn for every beginning knitter. For more on the purl stitch, see this tutorial, and this tutorial for the stockinette stitch.


  • Yarn: Fingering weight, 400 yds/ 365 m.
  • Needles: US7/ 4.5 mm (see below for gauge and adjust accordingly)
  • Stitch Markers: 2
  • Gauge: Per stitch pattern Rows 12-39, 16 stitches and 28 rows per 4”
Easy Knitted Beginner Scarf Purl Stitch Pattern



Two hours


Length: From longest point—52” / 132 cm
Height: 16.5” / 42 cm

How To Purl Knit Scarf Beginner Pattern


Difficulty Level: Beginner

Knitting Stitches Needed

Knit and Purl



Knit- K
Purl- P

More Tidbits of Information

This pattern is in PDF format so you will need a PDF reader, such as Adobe, to download and print.

Due to the large amount of fingering weight yarns available in the market, you can work this pattern in any color you like. From neutrals to bright colors, anything will work. As mentioned before, the hand-dyed multicolored yarns are especially beautiful in this design.

Easy Knitting Beginner Purl Stitch Scarf Pattern

This versatile scarf and shawl combo is a great piece to work on for a beginner. Looking for more patterns to work on? See this bobble stitch easy scarf knitting pattern for beginners.

Purl Stitch Scarf Pattern Here

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