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Knit Faux Fair Isle Scarf

This beginner-friendly knit scarf pattern will be a stylish winter accessory!

Knit Faux Fair Isle Scarf
Knit Faux Fair Isle Scarf
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If you adore the look of Fair Isle knitting but don't know how to create the famed design, then this Knit Faux Fair Isle Scarf is a wonderful compromise. The beginner knit pattern checks all the right boxes, as it is stylish, warm as can be, and won't take you long to make. The result is a beautiful knit scarf that you will be proud to wear this winter, especially with its delightful fringe! You'll love the bold use of colors in this delightful scarf, especially as it is sure to complement just about any outfit you plan to wear. This knit pattern would also make a wonderful last-minute gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list. 


Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge15 sts = 4” [10 cm]; 19 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished Size7.25” [18.5 cm] wide x 72” [183 cm] long (excluding fringe)

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Super Saver Fair Isle ®: 2 skeins 7247 Calm 
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 5.5mm [US 8] 
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US J/9]
  • Yarn needle



  1. Cast on 28 stitches.

  2. Starting with a RS row, knit 8 rows.

  3. Row 9 (Right Side): Knit.

  4. Row 10 (Wrong Side): Knit 4, purl 20, knit 4.

  5. Repeat Rows 9-10 until piece measures 71” from cast-on edge, ending after a WS row.

  6. Knit 8 rows.

  7. Bind off all sts.


Weave in all ends. 


  1. Cut yarn into ninety 10” [25.5 cm] lengths. 

  2. Hold 5 strands of yarn together and fold in half forming a loop at one end. *Insert crochet hook into corner of one short edge of scarf and place loop on hook. Draw loop through, insert ends through loop and pull to tighten; repeat from * to attach a total of 9 fringes evenly across edge. 

  3. Repeat for other short edge of scarf. 

  4. Trim fringe evenly. 

  5. Using a press cloth and warm iron, press the scarf flat to remove any curl.


repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

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Unbelievable that the yarn does all the work. I love it. The super saver yarn is getting better all the time. And the price is not bad as well. Easy scarf and I have to buy enough yarn to make for friends because I know they will want a scarf too. Thank you.

I love this! Fair Isle knitting looks amazing but is wayyy too complicated for me at this point. What a perfect dupe!


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