free 1950s pin curl scarf knitting pattern

On days like today, when I have a nasty head cold, all I want to do is binge watch Netflix and knit. I love a quick, simple project that I can do with a single skein of yarn and an afternoon. Knitting and immediate gratification don't typically go together but with this project, it does! For those that don't knit, you can also buy these pin curl scarves made by me in my shop


Here's a freebie pattern from one of my vintage magazines. This one is from 1955 for a knitted pin curl scarf. If you've always wanted to learn to knit, the best way is to grab some needles and yarn and jump right in. A sweater is a little much for a beginner but this little scarf includes basic stitches like knit, purl, increase and decrease with a finished project that you can wear and be proud of.

If you're new to knitting, YouTube is a great resource for how to videos for beginners. You can also download this 1940s How To book for free with lessons on knitting and other needle crafts for beginners. Here's some basic beginners tips from this magazine:


I started my pin curl scarf this morning with a pretty pale blue yarn that I picked up on clearance recently. I think a soft knitted pin curl scarf would be really comfortable to sleep in. I had to nap this afternoon and beat this cold but I hope to finish it up tomorrow and give it a test run!

 If you don't knit but you sew, also check out my tutorial for a smocked pin curl scarf at The Girl with the Star Spangled Heart