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Apricot Cocoa Striped Scarf Pattern

The stripes in this knit scarf pattern are too cute and stylish to resist.

Updated September 17, 2019
Apricot Cocoa Striped Scarf Pattern
Apricot Cocoa Striped Scarf Pattern
This image courtesy of redheart.com

This Apricot Cocoa Striped Scarf Pattern has tons of personality and is long enough to get lost in. With 4 lovely accent colors, the stripes in this scarf knitting pattern are stylish and trendy, while the length of the scarf makes it oversized and cozy. The stripes may look challenging, but this is actually an easy knitting pattern that even beginners can handle because it's knit garter stitch the whole way through. If you know how to change yarns to achieve the stripes in this knitted scarf, you'll be able to take on this free knitting pattern with ease.

NotesRecommended yarn: RED HEART® Chunky Soft™ 4260 Apricot, 4601 Off White, 4360 Cocoa, and 4604 Navy (one ball each).

Beginner

Knitting Needle Size11 or 8 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Finished SizeScarf measures 9” wide x 85” long [23 cm x 216 cm]

Creative Colorwork Using Garter Stitch

Complete this scarf with ease by checking out this video demonstrating various creative colorwork using garter stitch techniques.

Apricot Cocoa Striped Scarf Pattern

This scarf knitting pattern is worked horizontally in rows of garter stitch (knit every row) stripes. This knit scarf pattern is worked on circular needles to accommodate the large number of stitches, but do not join. To minimize the number of yarn ends to weave in, do not cut yarn until instructed by the pattern.

Yarn A = Apricot
Yarn B = Off White
Yarn C = Cocoa
Yarn D = Navy

Knitted Scarf Pattern

  1. With A, cast on 200 sts.

  2. Rows 1-4: With A, knit. 

  3. Rows 5-6: With B, knit. 

  4. Row 7: With A, knit. Cut yarn.

  5. Row 8: With C, knit. Cut yarn.

  6. Rows 9-11: With B, knit. Cut yarn.

  7. Rows 12-13: With D, knit.

  8. Rows 14-15: With C, knit.

  9. Rows 16-17: With D, knit. Cut yarn.

  10. Rows 18-24: With C, knit. Cut yarn.

  11. Row 25: With B, knit. Cut yarn.

  12. Rows 26-29: With D, knit.

  13. Rows 30-31: With A, knit.

  14. Rows 32-33: With D, knit. Cut yarn. 

  15. Rows 34-35: With A, knit.

  16. Row 36: With B, knit. Cut yarn.

  17. Rows 37-42: With C, knit. Cut yarn.

  18. Rows 43-49: With B, knit. 

  19. Rows 50-51: With D, knit. 

  20. Row 52: With B, knit. Cut yarn.

  21. Row 53: With C, knit. Cut yarn.

  22. With D, bind off all stitches using Stretchy Bind-Off method. Cut yarn. Stretchy Bind-Off: Knit 2 stitches, transfer the 2 worked stitches to the lefthand needle and K2tog TBL, K1. Repeat across row.

Finishing

  1. With yarn needle, weave in all ends.

Abbreviations

A, B, C, D
Colors A, B, C, or D
K2TOG TBL
Knit 2 stitches together through the back loop.

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The colors in the scarf are very current and very pretty. The mixture of tones work nicely for this time of the year and will match so many of my outfits that I need to accessorize. This is a great beginner project because the entire project is just knitting stitches with no other skills needed.

I would not recommend this pattern for a new knitter, many of the colour changes occur on the wrong side of the work, leaving that awful "bleed through" line that will make every scarf made out of the pattern look riddled with mistakes.

A very cute beginner friendly pattern. The entire scarf is worked in the garter stitch which is the very first stitch that you will do when learning to knit. A link to a video tutorial of how to do the garter stitch is also included. There are several color changes that a beginner may need to practice before beginning.

This reminds me of a scarf I knitted for one of my grand daughters! I did it in 8 ply, with size 6 needles, and used shades of pink and maroon. it turned out nice and long and she was really impressed. Might try again with the thicker wool and bigger needles as you suggest. I like it!

I like scarves that are knit horizontally. Casting on that large number of stitches is a pain in the beginning but you can continually change colors which makes it interesting. It is a good way to use up your stash. No two scarves have to be alike. It is a good way to match your outfits as well. Thank you.

another attractive and stylish scarf - I begin to think that my life story will be knit in scarves and cowls from patterns I dound here

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