Color Combo Scarf

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Have fun choosing your own color combos to work this half-and-half design!

Skill Level:  Easy

Size: Approximately 5.5” wide x 60” long



Worsted weight acrylic, wool, acrylic-blend, wool-blend, or yarn of


170 yds. each of 2 colors:

Sample shown in Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% acrylic, 170 yds/156

m per 3.5 oz/100 g ball) in colors Kelly Green and Poodle Pink

Pair of size 10 (6 mm) knitting needles

Spare size 10 (6 mm) knitting needle (for 3-needle bind off)

Two stitch markers (optional)

Tapestry needle

Gauge: 14 sts & 28 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch on size 10 (6 mm)


Pattern notes:

Scarf is made in two pieces worked from ends to center back neck. Pieces

are joined with 3-needle bind off.

For borders, five stitches at each edge are maintained in garter stitch


Special stitches:

3-needle bind off: Place sts of ea half on separate needles. Hold pieces with

right sides tog and needle tips facing in same direction (i.e., pointing to the

right). With spare knitting needle, bind off as normal, knitting through one

st from front ndl and one st from back ndl at same time.

Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), each

(ea), knit (k), knit two together (k2tog), needle (ndl), pass slipped stitch over

(psso), pattern (patt), purl (p), repeat (rep), right side (RS), slip (sl), stitch

(st), together (tog), wrong side (WS), yarn over (yo)


First half:

With first color, CO 21.

Rows 1-6: K.

Begin openwork pattern (Note: 5 sts at ea edge are maintained in garter st

throughout. If desired, place st markers to denote these border sts, and sl

markers every row):

Row 7 (RS): K 5 (border sts), k11, k5 (border sts).

Row 8 (WS): K 5 (border sts), p 11, k 5 (border sts).

Row 9 (patt row): K4, *k1, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, rep from * to last 5 sts, k


Row 10: K 5 (border sts), k11, k 5 (border sts).

Rep Rows 7-10 until first half of scarf measures approx. 30”, ending with

Row 10.

Place sts on holder and set piece aside.

Second half:

With second color, CO 21.

Rep instructions for first half of scarf.


With either color, use 3-needle bind off technique (see Special Stitches

above) to join halves together at center back neck. When bind off is

complete, cut yarn and weave in all tails.


If necessary, gently wash and block scarf.

Pattern and photos © 2010 Kathy North, Designs by KN –

For personal or charity use only. Do not duplicate pattern for commercial



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