This long scarf is super easy to knit in garter stitch with stockinette stitch stripes. Choose a color fade for your main color and lots of color pops for the accent stripes. The sample uses 5 colors from light to dark with a variety of mini skeins and leftover bits of wool, mohair, angora, and cotton for the thin stripes.
Play with color and make it your own!
Size One Size. Length is customizable
Finished Measurements 8” / 20cm at the beginning, 16” / 41cm wide at the end, 112” / 285cm long. Measurements taken after blocking.
Three 100g skeins of fingering weight yarn is enough to fade from light to dark for the MC, but you can use as many colors as you like for the MC fade. The sample used 5 MC neutrals fading from light to dark.
CC stripes - approximately 220yds / 201m total Each 2-row or 4-row CC stripe uses a small amount of yarn.
Color Notes: Fade through your MC whenever you like while adding CC stripes randomly throughout the pattern. To get a color fade, start with your first MC until you are ready to stripe it with your second MC. Work 2 row stripes to fade your MC’s together until you want to work the next MC on its own.
The sample scarf faded through 5 MC’s like this…
SECTIONS 1-3 MC1
SECTIONS 4-6 MC1 striped with MC2 working 2 rows with each color.
SECTIONS 7 & 8 MC2
SECTIONS 9 & 10 MC2 striped with MC3 working 2 rows with each color.
SECTIONS 11 & 12 MC3
SECTION 13 MC3 striped with MC4 working 2 rows with each color.
Continue repeating the last 4 rows of SECTION 13 using MC4 and then fade into the last MC5 shade until the scarf is the length you want.
The contrast colors are a variety of fingering weight wool, mohair, cotton, and angora yarns including… Undercover Otter’s Toxie color Hedgehog Fibres Highlighter, Kid You Not, Harajuku, Glacier, Fly, Pollen, Ink, Ferrum, & Jelly colors Madelinetosh Neon Peach color
Mix your bases and yarn types for an eclectic textural mix of yarns.