Scarf Knitting Pattern : Long Winter’s Nap

Grab your free scarf knitting pattern. This is a classic garter stitch chunky knit scarf with a clean edge.



Available Sizes: One
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Pattern Language: English
Skill Level: Beginner & Advanced Beginner
PDF Format: Printer Friendly
Bonus: Video


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Knit Flat {Back & Forth}
Knit Stitch
Clean Edge



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Yardage: 305 – 315 yards {279 – 288 meters}
Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
Needle Size: US 13 {9mm} Knitting Needles


Yarn Substitutes:

Cascade Lana Grande
Lang Yarns Virginia
Phildar Phil Alaska
Rowan Big Wool Yarn
MillaMia Super Chunky

Read more about yarn substitutions here {+ video}.



Measurements: 8″ width x 85″ length {20cm x 219cm}
Gauge: 9 STS & 16 rows per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below
Weight: 1lb 1.5oz {495g}



CO edge is the width.
Knit using the garter stitch.
I used 3 full skeins of yarn, so I didn’t have any leftover yarn.



Click here to watch the “How to Knit a Clean Edge” video tutorial.


Beginner Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:


Knit every row for 85″ or until desired length.

BO loosely in all knit stitches

Weave in the ends.

Block, if desired.


Advanced Beginner Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

This version gives you a nice clean edge


Row 1 {set-up}: WYIF S1PW, *K*, WYIF S1PW

Row 2: K1TBL, *K*, WYIF S1PW

Repeat row 2 for 85″ or until desired length.

Weave in the ends.

Block, if desired.



* – * – repeat between *
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
K1TBL – knit 1 stitch through the back loop
P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
STS – stitches
WYIF – with yarn in front




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Scarf Knitting Pattern : Long Winter’s Nap


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