The Penny Scarf

I have been having so much fun making these little scarves! They are simple and quick to finish, perfect knitting while on a Netflix marathon. I also think they are quite stylish, and look great on everyone! I made the one shown above using Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed. Once I finished it, I started one in a beautiful white, made from her Cashmerino Aran Yarn. This pattern will knit wonderfully in any Aran weight yarn you love. Of course , we would love for you to purchase some yarn from us, so you can do that through the links below. But we are giving you the pattern for FREE.

Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Aran in Charcoal

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Off White

Click the link below to download a PDF version of our pattern:

The Penny Scarf

If you are having trouble getting the pattern, I am sorry and I am not sure why. I can tell that it is working for most people because I can see how many times it has been downloaded. Make sure you have Adobe Acrobat so you can open a PDF. If you still have trouble. please leave me a NICE comment and I would be happy to email you a copy directly.

and just for good measure here is another copy of The Penny Scarf pattern.

We hope you enjoy making them as much as we are!

Here is a sneak peek of the white one I am working on now, what do you think?!


33 thoughts on “The Penny Scarf

  1. I adore this! So chic! As a ‘just a little more than a beginner’ knitter, I am going to try this. Now that the Christmas frenzy is almost over I think I’ll have some time to do something for ‘me’, and this will be the first on the list.

    • I have done literally dozens of these and given as Christmas/teacher gifts. Usually takes me about 8 hours to complete one scarf.

      • It means exactly as it says in the reply, it is an increase that means to knit front and back, it’s an increase, you knit into the front of the stitch as you normally would, then without dropping the stitch off the left needle, you will go into it again and knit through the back of the stitch, then drop both stitches off the needle.

  2. Thanks for this pattern. I have been knitting a scarf that looks just like this for about 30 years. My pattern says to use 8 or 9 needles and knit as you are to start but use only 18 sts. I have been looking to see if I could see another pattern like this. I am looking forward to knitting your patters.

  3. If I need 34 st for rib where do I get the other 17 f rom patern does not state how much to come down to. Or if I have to pick up stiches. Then on the other side how to get rid of 17 st to work up to 34 again then drop down again very confuced for beginer.

    • Look a little closer at the picture provided and read the instructions again. You will have 17 stitches on 2 separate needles that you are knitting across from each other at the same time. 17 stitches on each side equals a total of the 34 stitches you started with. You are just splitting them into the two needles.

  4. Oh! What a lovely surprise!! We used to knit these warm scarfs back in the ’50s (I was still a teenager back then) and just last winter, I tried and tried to remember how we used to knit the loop part..Try and try again, at last I succeeded. So you can imagine how pleased I am to have the actual pattern again after 60 years . THANK YOU SO MUCH.. 🙂

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  6. So ‘”penny” scarf is what this scarf is called. Back in the forties a family friend knitted these scarves as a fundraiser for her church – 50 cents a scarf. I still have one she knitted for my brother – warm scarf with a warm memory. Thanks for the pattern and the opportunity to recall a fond friend.

  7. This scarf pattern brings back 1948 when a family friend knit these scarves for her church bazaar. I still have my brother’s brown scarf my mother bought from her for 50 cents. It kept him warm until he outgrew it. Thanks for the memory.

  8. I love this little scarf , I go to a lot of 1940s events and this scarf will look just right to go under my coat or with a jumper. I think I’ve downloaded it, hope so anyway.
    Can’t wait to knit some.
    Thank you so much.
    From Sue Isitt x

  9. This is a throw-back to my childhood. We grew up wearing these scarves, knit by my mother and her mother, who most likely brought it from the British Isles when she immigrated as a young adult in 1919.

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