Our favourite yarns for snuggly scarves this winter!

Published on 10 November 2021 By Sarah Jones 3 min read

For a simple gift or super speedy make, a scarf is always a perfect project to have on your hook or needles. But, what yarn is best for scarves? We’re sharing our favourite yarns of all weights and fibres, to knit and crochet the most sumptuous scarves, cowls and shawls. These yarns are sure to keep you warm all winter long!

There are no limits when it comes to scarves! You can create them in whatever shade, style and yarn weight you desire. Looking for a fast-finish scarf? Pick up a bulkier yarn like aran, chunky and super chunky. When it comes to the fibre, wools like merino and alpaca will make the softest scarves and keep you super snug all season long. There’s no right or wrong choice for a scarf - try out different yarns, find what you love and works for you!

1. MillaMia Naturally Soft Super Chunky

This sumptuously soft, 100% merino yarn is a dream to knit and crochet. A super chunky yarn that is spun with a twist, boasts beautiful stitch definition to show off the luscious, on-trend shades you can grab in this yarn. For a yarn this soft, it’s definitely worth spending a few extra pennies!

MillaMia Naturally Soft Super Chunky
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MillaMia Naturally Soft Super Chunky

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The perfect patterns to pair with this super chunky yarn

2. Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

For an amazing, affordable chunky yarn for your scarf, Lion Brand is the way to go. The name says all you need to know - a thick, snug yarn that is quick to work up into your scarf pattern of choice! This acrylic, wool and rayon blend is perfect for adding cables to your scarves, keeping you toasty warm all year round, and it’s even machine washable!

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
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Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

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Simple and quick scarves to make

3. Debbie Bliss Paloma

To level up your yarn choice, this luscious merino and baby alpaca blend is sure to make a special scarf for a loved one. These fibres are ideal for keeping in the heat so you can hibernate in your handmade scarf. What’s unique about this wool is the chainette construction of the fibre, so your yarn will never split when you’re making one-of-a-kind makes with Paloma!

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Debbie Bliss Paloma

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Gorgeous Debbie Bliss patterns in Paloma

4. Paintbox Yarns Simple Aran

For the transitional months of autumn and spring, a chunky yarn might be a bit too warm. Instead, an aran weight, acrylic yarn is a great choice - a lighter weight but still super quick to work with! Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran is an 100% acrylic yarn and the perfect pick if you’re on a budget. With a whole rainbow of shades, the colour palette possibilities are infinite! If you’re looking for the same selection of shades but with some added woolly goodness, check out Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran!

Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran
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Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran

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Fun and colourful scarf patterns

5. Rowan Tweed Haze

If you’re looking for a marvellous mohair with added character, this one is for you! To keep you wrapped up on countryside walks, this winter-warming yarn combines stylish shades of mohair wool and beautiful textured tweed. Rowan Tweed Haze is a fabulous choice for scarves you can wear year after year. 

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Rowan Tweed Haze

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6. Caron Yarn Cakes

Inject some colour into your scarves with Caron Yarn Cakes. For fun-loving, self-striping designs, this is the perfect choice! Create a simple garter stitch scarf for a last-minute make the kids will love, or play around with textures and cables that really pop in your yarn cake colour of choice!

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Caron Cakes

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Delicious designs for your yarn cakes!

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About the author

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones is SEO Content writer at LoveCrafts. Lover of chunky yarns and colourful paper crafts, Sarah works alongside the content team to create helpful guides and tutorials across all our crafts to keep the makers informed and inspired! 

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